Italian Chocolate company Ferrero focuses on Chilean hazelnuts with a US$330 million new investments

Nutella and Ferrero Rocher’s parent highlights its long-term commitment to Chile, experiencing a boom in hazelnut planting. According to Diario Financiero, data shows that hazelnut plantings in Chile have multiplied ten times in the last decade and now account for the fourth-largest area of any type of fruit tree in Chile. Many people are unaware that a percentage of these hazelnuts will support the international production of brands like Nutella, Kinder Bueno and Rocher chocolates – all of which are…

Why and How to Invest in South American Agriculture?

Many of the topics that were considered fringe in the past but are now coming to reality with the effects of global warming: the morality of food miles when countries use diminishing resources to ship food a long way to any market, geopolitical power shifts, the potential break up and loss of power in the United States, along with the growing influence of Asia, Brazil, and the Pacific rim countries, like Australia and Chile, are all topics of hot discussion. GTSA obviously has its own agenda in all this as…

Chile: The Gateway To Latin America For Australian Business

Chile is well known as a regional favourite for Australian businesses looking to make their first moves into the Latin American market. Though the region overall is showing signs of impressive growth and a number of regional powers are emerging, Chile remains a firm favourite for Australia’s ambitious companies. Strong bilateral connections, close geographic proximity and similar economic strengths make Chile an ideal destination for Australian entrepreneurs. Chile: A Top LATAM Investment Destination Chile…

Economic stability draws the attention of more Chilean investors

Exploring new markets and strengthening the bilateral relationship are among the central points of the visit of the Paraguayan delegation to Chile. The Minister of Industry and Commerce, Javier Giménez, commented that the Paraguayan delegation in Chile, led by President of the Republic, Santiago Peña, Its objective is to strengthen the economic relationship between both countries, mainly around meat exports, and to explore new trade agreements and possible Chilean investments in Paraguay. The head of the…

Our View of the Latin American Real Estate Market in 2023/4

An improvement is expected in 2023 in the real estate indicators for the region, mainly the offices. Hybrid and plug and -play will continue to be the trend. There will also be an increase in stability and availability of rental properties, as well as a positive absorption. In the case of industry, there will be a continuation of healthy inertia along with an optimistic projection. According to the 2023 Outlook of the real estate markets, compiled by Newmark Latin America. This analysis highlights that Argentina,…

10 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Chile

Company Formation Chile:  With Brazilian sunrays no longer outshining the rest of Latin America, real attention is now being paid to other emerging players in the region, such as Colombia, Peru, and Chile. Chile, in particular, is a very attractive destination to start a business. Strong economic and social policies in Chile have led to a reduction in poverty of 50% since the 1980s, with steady economic growth compared with the other Latin American countries. Chile continues to surge as a significant global…

GTSA Property Site uses the highest-ranked client communication system in the industry

Campaign Monitor ranked the best Email Marketing software. Software Review’s 2023 Email Marketing Data Quadrant report shows how Campaign Monitor excelled compared to Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Hubspot, and Klayvio. Our sponsoring property site Gateway to South America has used this software for over five years, mainly communicating with our clients interested in buying property in South America in English and Spanish but with some marketing in Portuguese. Having marketed in the South American marketplace…

Chilean Agricultural in 2023

image of a Chilean Vineyard
Introduction Chilean agriculture is a diverse and dynamic sector that has grown rapidly over the past few decades. The country has an ideal climate for producing various crops, including fruits, vegetables, wine grapes and other specialty products like olives and nuts. It also boasts some of the most fertile land in South America, which is located along Chile’s narrow coastal strip between two mountain ranges (the Andes Mountains on one side and Patagonia on the other).Chilean farmers produce more than…

Thinking of Selling Real Estate ? Here are the top 10 Real Estate Myths Debunked

Myth #1: The most successful real estate salespeople are born, not made. Fact: Incorrect. Yes, a good agent may have a tendency and inclination to be a savvier negotiator with better people skills, but these are things that can be learned and nurtured. Research shows that at a maximum, people are operating at 50% of capability, which means most human beings do not realise their potential*. Myth #2: Agents that write $1m in gross commission do a lot of cold calling. Fact: There is no evidence that 7 figure agents…

10 Mistakes many Real Estate investors make when starting off

Although this post is aimed at residential investors, it could apply to all real estate investor classes. Once the real estate market starts to recover, investing in property becomes an appealing option — either as a career or a great side job. Like any other endeavour, though, there’s a right and wrong way to go about it. Bankrate spoke with established, full-time real estate investors and professionals, such as bankers, to identify the traps into which real estate investors most often fall. 1. Planning…

Chilterra.  Who is Ricardo Ríos, who once controlled one of Chile’s largest dairy farms?

The third largest national milk producer and former candidate for Regional Councilor for the Los Ríos Region with the Christian Democracy quota, the civil computer engineer who ran Chilterra SA after debts to well over US $60 million. Richardo Ríos has abandoned more than 200 families to their fate, some of which have taken over the Huite farm and kept it producing in the country’s south. Ricardo Ríos was the general manager and legal founder of the Chilterra group, a company composed mainly of the…

The Chilterra Chile dairy Syndicate turns cold for the New Zealand investors

Several New Zealand dairy farmers and investors stand to lose millions of dollars following the collapse of one of Chile’s largest dairy businesses. Around 18 New Zealand dairy and kiwifruit farmers and investors – from New Zealand and Chile – poured over US$50 million into Chilterra since its formation in 2006. Late last year, the company went into “judicial reorganisation” owing US$60m to a consortium of banks. Chilterra owns 7,200ha of farmland, has nine milking parlours and…

A FOREIGNER’S GUIDE FOR BUYING FARMLAND IN CHILE

A FOREIGNERS GUIDE FOR BUYING FARMLAND IN CHILE      Maybe you visited Chile as a tourist and fell in love with the country, or perhaps you are aware of its strategies to become a global food supplier. Now you are considering buying some farmland there. Congratulations! Apart from mining, Chile has unique soil and climate advantages for agricultural exploitation and food production. Spread along 2500+ miles on the Southwestern Pacific Coast of South America, Chile encompasses all climate…

CEO of GTSA gives six negotiating tips for foreign buyers

Geoffrey McRae, GTSA Real Estate Consultants CEO, outlines some basic negotiation skills that can help when approaching the sales process in a foreign country. Many foreign buyers are uncomfortable or inexperienced with the negotiation process in a country where they know little about the local customs.  While the vendor has their broker to negotiate for them, buyers are at their own mercy. ( the vendor’s broker will often also act as a buyer’s agent, which is the norm in most markets we cover,…

Chile is leading the way in Artificial Intelligence

The South American country stands out for its digital and data processing infrastructure, as well as the availability of technological devices, according to the Latin American Artificial Intelligence Index (ILIA).  Chile has demonstrated its leading position in artificial intelligence (AI) in the region, according to the first edition of the Latin American Artificial Intelligence Index (ILIA).  The index, produced by Chile’s National Center for Artificial Intelligence (CENIA) with the support…
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