Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about GTSA

Who are we, and why do we have such a strong web presence with those looking to invest in South American Real Estate? The general characteristics that set Gateway to South America apart from other real estate agencies in the region could be summarised by the following:               Contact the Gateway to South America team to learn about the best investment opportunities in the region. The company is a benchmark for foreign investors wishing to invest in Argentina, Brazil,…

A warning for South American Wine exporters – Counterfeiting is rife in your primary markets

South America is producing some of the best wines export in the world . In 2014 an Argentine Malbec won the prize for being the best red wine in the world. Counterfieting is of deep concern to many South American exporters, including winemakers. Asia is a major transgressor in this regard. The statistics of counterfeiting make alarming reading. The most recent OECD estimate dates from 2007, when it says cross-border counterfeiting totalled around US$250 billion annually and almost two percent of global trade…

Better News for Chile’s Investors

The Republican Party of the “centre-right” has emerged victorious in the election to determine the members of the body responsible for drafting Chile’s new constitution. The Republican Party secured 22 of the 51 seats, with right-wing parties obtaining the remaining 11 seats. This constitutional assembly is to create a new constitution to supersede the one instituted during the military rule of General Augusto Pinochet. Last year, a referendum rejected a draft proposed by a previous assembly.…

Explaining Chiles Land Title System

Explaining Chiles Land Title System A Real Estate Title search in Chile goes way beyond just tracking the ownership history of a property. Many more issues need to be checked in the numerous public records available in the Chilean legal system. Many other title issues come from common sense experience of the problems in particular regions. Beyond just knowing what documents to request and their significance for a title search in Chile, knowing the local problems and history is essential. For example, what are…

Is the US dollars Dominance ending in Trade?

Despite recent doubts about the dominance of the US dollar as a global reserve currency, its position remains strong due to its immense starting advantage, network effects, and the supply of safe assets available to dollar investors. While individual countries can circumvent the dominant system, a shift to a multipolar system of currencies is not imminent and would be inherently less stable. The reason why not: Counter arguments: Conclusion: China’s controlled flows of capital and current-account surpluses…

Foreign investment reaches US$4.68 billion in the first two months of 2023

Chile’s Central Bank reported that foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows reached US$4.68 billion to February 2023, an increase of 46% compared to the first two months of last year. According to an analysis conducted by InvestChile, foreign investment in the first two months of 2023 was 10% higher than the historical average over the last five-year period (US$4.26 billion). In February, FDI inflows to Chile reached US$3.00 billion, considerably above the average monthly FDI inflows of US$1.83 billion over…

Latin America’s economic slump got you down? Get the lowdown on what may happen in 2023! Find out how these could affect your business or investments in the next year.

The global economic slowdown will dampen Latam’s growth prospects, but a reconfiguration of the global economy following the war in Ukraine may give rise to unexpected opportunities for the region. Five Facts About Latin America Economic Outlook Economic challenges faced by the world Nowadays, many countries are struggling with economic difficulties, Latin America included. The Latin American economic outlook for March 2023 shows growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments use policy regularization,…

Understanding Chile’s geographical regions

Chile may have “crazy” geography, but it is also a land of unparalleled beauty, with an incredible variety that has fascinated visitors since the Spanish conquest. Because Chile extends from a point about 625 kilometres north of the Tropic of Capricorn to a point hardly more than 1,400 kilometres north of the Antarctic Circle, within its territory can be found a broad selection of the earth’s climates. For this reason, it is possible to speak of several Chiles geographically. Geographers usually…

How to buy a property in CHILE

Any individual or corporate body may acquire and possess real estate in Chile whether or not they are residents. However, there are some restrictions regarding land near the country’s borders. Chile has solid legal protection for property rights, including secured investments in real property. All sale agreements should be notarized before registration. Failure to register a property transfer makes the contract void. The whole process of registering a property can be completed in around 20 to 41 days.…

What the future for Mercosur looks like?

Mercosur is a group of countries that includes about 300 million people and covers almost 15 million square kilometres. They’ve got some awesome things going for them, like tons of biodiversity, rich farmlands, and lots of energy resources. The group started in 1991 when Brazil and Argentina decided to put their differences aside and work together. They made a treaty called the Treaty of Asunción, which said that they wanted to be able to move goods, services, and production factors between countries.…

Powering the Future: What changes can we expect in real estate marketing now that AI has gone mainstream

A deeper dive at the potential applications of artificial intelligence in real estate and how brokers and agents can leverage AI to enhance their business. As a result of the proptech revolution, artificial intelligence in real estate is proving to be a significant disruptor. With advancements in machine learning and the rapid evolution of AI, the real estate sector is learning how to handle the massive amounts of data that buildings produce and monitor specific KPIs to simplify operations and extract meaningful…

Chile leads Latin America in global competitiveness

Chile’s National Evaluation and Productivity Commission will conduct a new study to assess priority sectoral permits for investment in order to propose substantial improvements in their efficiency, predictability, and stability. The National Evaluation and Productivity Commission (CNEP) received a new mandate from the Government of Chile to analyze priority sectoral permits for investment, identify barriers in the process, and propose efficiency, predictability, and stability improvements. This study aims…

How does Chile’s measure land values using different currency mechanisms ?

Chile measures land values using different currency mechanisms This post introduces a modern example of medium-unit divergence: the Chilean peso and Chile’s Unidad de Fomento or UF Like most modern currencies, the peso is issued by the nation’s central bank, the Banco Central de Chile. Local banks offer peso-denominated cheques and savings accounts. Chileans use these pesos as the nation’s medium of exchange. They pay their bills with pesos, settle rent, and buy food. The differences…

25 Best Places To Visit In South America

The unique history, culture, and geography makes South America a remarkable place to travel. Learn more about the 25 best places to visit in South America below. Would you like to visit South America sometime soon? Or are you daydreaming about fun places to visit? Whichever it may be, this list of the best places to visit in South America is sure to inspire and strike up some wanderlust.  Some of the best countries to visit in South America are just a flight or two away.…

A Chilean Patagonia Pioneer Farmers Story

In 1903 there was an interest on the part of the Chilean government to facilitate the colonisation of isolated areas of Chile. Efforts had already been made, among others, with German colonisation in the southern area, today called the area of ​​the lakes districts. These early settlers had already formed their capitals with agriculture and local commerce. Mr Hube and Mr Achelis stand out in our story as prosperous merchants who began to move between the area of ​​Puerto Montt in Chile and Bariloche…
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