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Taxes and Uruguay

Doing business in Uruguay Uruguay is an independent republic since 1825, situated in South America between Brazil and Argentina. In the course of the past twenty years, Uruguay has been making its mark as a growing and authentic international financial centre. Uruguay is characterised by solid banking provisions, political stability, excellent communications, a pleasant climate…

Due Diligence, South American Style For Farms

Due Diligence, South American Style For Farms This week again we have clients in Paraguay doing due diligence on another undeveloped farm we have conditionally sold, to be used for a farm syndicate for smaller to medium sized investors. This involves considerable work and expense for the client. Apart from checking legal titles etc, they will be using…

La Moraleja: Industrial Lemon Production in Salta, Argentina

La Moraleja is the world largest irrigated drip feed Lemon Production farm showing the most striking power of man over nature to generate food and jobs and generate good profits at the same time. Where there was Salteño Forest previously today there are 3000 hectares of lemons watered by drip feed, with a processing factory that by industrialization…

Brazil makes it easier for foreigners to buy farmland again

The chairmanship of the Agriculture Caucus in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies  aims to turn back the clock on the rules concerning foreign ownership of his country’s farmland. Five years ago, Brazil’s Attorney General Office issued a new interpretation of an old, business-friendly rule that made it harder for foreign companies to buy the country’s…

Buenos Aires illegal markets boom as Argentina’s economy stagnates

While Buenos Aires sleeps, La Salada roars to life. By 3am, shoppers are chaotically barging their way through the narrow passageways of Latin America’s largest informal market, hauling sacks bulging with anything from fake branded clothing to pirate DVDs. “Look at this, just 135 pesos!” exclaims a satisfied Rodrigo Vega as…

Chile – Tax reform implications for foreign investors

The enacted tax reform legislation introduces significant changes to Chile’s tax regime with measures that, among other items, are intended to increase tax revenue. Foreign shareholders will want to consider the effect of making certain elections (described below) and of making adjustments to their current structures, to address the potential…

Australian Utopian dream in Paraguay – A ticket to Paradise

Book for the Week – A ticket to Paradise In the wilds of Paraguay live blue-eyed South Americans with surnames like Smith and McCreen. This is the intriguing story of their ancestors, an idealistic Australian journalist called William Lane, and a colony called New Australia. In 1893, Australian journalist William Lane dreamed of creating…

Paraguay is looking for Investors

Paraguay is looking for Investors Introduction: Having suffered from a liquidity crisis in 1995, Paraguay is going to great lengths to ensure it’s seen as an ample investment opportunity. A host of financial reforms as well as thriving economic circumstances are just a small part of the country’s attempt to demonstrate huge potential for growth and encourage…

Agriculture in Paraguay – Why invest in 2015

Agriculture Opportunities in Paraguay Agriculture in Paraguay. Bordered by Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil, Paraguay lies firmly in the heart of South America. With a land area of just under half a million square kilometres, the country is considerably smaller than its neighbours and has the least dense population in the region. With few mineral resources,…

What are the key Reasons investors should consider with Agri-Funds

GTSA represents and recommends an Agri-Fund who supplied information for the following report. Agri-Funds are an innovative and smart way to reap the benefits of agribusiness investments using an efficient, transparent and liquid investment vehicle. While agricultural commodities prices have been low during last year, the long-term…

Olmos Irrigation Project Reviewed in Peru

INCREASING ARABLE SOILS THROUGH IRRIGATION: The OLMOS project, LAMBAYEQUE, PERU Since before Inca times (XV-XVI centuries), Peruvian people constrained by the Central Andes region geographical characteristics have strived to dominate water for agriculture. Perú climate zones: Coast, Sierra and Forest      Irigation channel in Inca settlement Tipón,…

Is Paraguay an Immigration option ?

Paraguay atrae inversiones desde Uruguay
Paraguay an Immigration: Paraguay is usually overlooked as an emigration option but it does have just about everything that you might need for the active agriculture investor.  There are thousands of hectares of empty land available for livestock or agriculture, plus most importantly in a world running out of water, its sits atop one of the world’s greatest…

Good News for Air Travellers coming or going to Southern Asia

It is worthy of consideration for any New Zealand or Australian traveler heading to Europe, or those travelers from the northern hemisphere heading to New Zealand & Australia, to make inquiries as to the options of doing so via the Air New Zealand non-stop connection from Auckland to Buenos Aires & Buenos Aires to Auckland. …

Paraguay has potential for more rice production

Although the growth in rice production has been substantial, it is still only 10% of what can be expected in the near future.  Eventually, over 1 million hectares could be planted. Paraguay has an unlimited water source, mainly from the Paraguay River, with enough water to secure a massive increase in grain production. Paraguay is expected to show a large expansion of its sowing area within the next five years as almost one-fifth of the country’s total surface has proven to be suitable for agriculture and…

Rice Production in Paraguay

Rice Production in Paraguay: Paraguay, a relatively small landlocked country in central South America, has an area of 406,750 km2 and a population of 6.6 million (2011). The country consists of fertile irrigated plains in the east and dry savanna in the west. Arable land is 9.6% of the land area. Most crops are grown in the easterly plains, with soybeans still being the major export crop. However, rice is becoming increasingly important. Since 2007, production has increased more than 500% making Paraguay one…