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Doing business in Peru

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Peru.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Peru
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.


Peru company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Overseas Business Risk - Peru
Report from UK Trade & Investment and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Country mining guide - Peru
Guide produced by KPMG in 2016. Chapters cover also economy and fiscal policy, labour relations and employment situation, taxation, labour relations, key commodities.

Doing Business in Latin America
Guide prepared by Moore Stephens member firms on doing business with or in this region, covering Peru. It also provides useful information for those living and working in Peru either temporarily or permanently. Published in December 2015.

Peru: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi in July 2015, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Peru.

Time to tune in: Latin American companies turn up the volume on global growth
Survey report published by Ernst & Young in May 2013 looking at outbound investment in the region. Data and analysis covers where, why and how Latin American companies are expanding.


On our Exporting to Peru page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

The float guide: How to float a company in Peru
Overview prepared by the International Bar Association in 2012 describing the process for initial public offering (IPO) by companies. The guide explains the steps involved and offers a typical timetable.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

Forums and support networks

Cámara de Comercio Peruano-Británica
Support network for promoting business and trade.

Embassies and consulates


Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Peru

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