The United States made official the opening of the market for Paraguayan meat

After a long wait, the country obtained the authorization of the US market for Paraguayan meat. This achievement represents not only a milestone that will positively impact the country’s economy but also projects that the product is of quality and competitive in the international market. President Peña said, “the United States reopens the market to Paraguayan meat after 25 years.” At the same time as highlighting that it is an important fact for the country’s meat sector, it occurs after surpassing…

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,…

Fitch maintained Paraguay’s credit rating and raised its investment grade rating.

Fitch Ratings issued the evaluation report in which it confirmed Paraguay’s BB+ rating and its stable outlook. Significantly, It also raised its investment grade. “Great news!. Fitch reaffirmed the sovereign rating and upgraded PGY’s country ceiling. This allows companies in Paraguay with outstanding performance to qualify for INVESTMENT GRADE. We continue working to improve the country’s economy,” highlighted the Minister of Economy, Carlos Fernández Valdovinos. The factors exposed…

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…

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…

World Bank places Paraguay with the highest growth in the region

In its latest Growth Outlook report for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), available since October 4, the World Bank (WB) maintained its estimate from the previous quarter for Paraguay, with a forecast that it will grow by 4. 8% by the end of 2023. The report has a cut-off date of September 22, and the score maintained compared to the previous information stands out, when the organization cut the growth projection for Paraguay from 5.2% to 4.8% for this year. While the expansion for 2024 showed a forecast…

Thanks to new technology, they now harvest wheat in an unthinkable location, in Alto Chaco, in Paraguay

Just a few ays ago, the wheat harvest was completed on a test plot in the upper Paraguayan Chaco, in the Infante Rivarola area. It is a fact that was unthinkable only a few years ago, but that today is a prodigious reality achieved thanks to work, science and technology, as highlighted by the president of the Union of Production Guilds (UGP), Eng. Agr. Hector Cristaldo. The Paraguayan Chaco registers the full stage of agricultural expansion and in this process, the incorporation of winter crops with adaptation…

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,…

Cattle ranching in Paraguay: an investor’s perspective

Our aim here is to give potential investors an inside perspective on cattle ranching in Paraguay. In the next 50 years, a growing world population, rising affluence and urbanization will drive a significant demand and growth for livestock products. South America has long been a specialized beef sector, with 31% of global production, but there are still large undeveloped areas with cattle-raising potential. Most notably, the Chaco region in Paraguay offers opportunities for added value investment through transforming…

The latest Rabobank Global Dairy report warns of more financial pain expected for dairy farmers, but that demand-led resurgence is now increasingly possible

With a complete rebalance of the Chinese dairy market not expected in the near term, dairy farmers around the globe will need to manage through more financial pain in the months ahead, according to Rabobank’s latest Global Dairy Quarterly report. But the storm won’t last forever, the report says, and with lower global prices stemming supply growth in key dairy production regions, there is an increasing possibility a demand resurgence could emerge well before milk output can recover, creating a whiplash…

MercadoPago is the most extensive online payment network in Latin America

Thanks to the digital revolution, many people now participate in e-commerce via their mobile phones. Online payments are becoming increasingly important. MercadoPago, the largest Latin American online payment network, was launched in 2012. MercadoLibre, an e-commerce marketplace and online bidding site, found it. It allows users to send and receive online payments safely, efficiently and quickly. Apps allow companies to charge customers in different ways: via email, social networks or websites, mobile applications,…

Agriculture in Paraguay is building on its core strengths

Paraguay excels in the production of food products. The government plans to reduce the impact of volatile prices on the agricultural sector through improved transport links, technology and increased processing capacities. Developing infrastructure projects nationwide will help diversify Paraguay’s economy and strengthen its core strength, agricultural production. While the country has a consensus regarding the need to diversify income streams, this consensus also extends to the belief that Paraguay needs…

Why South America should be considered a Preferred Investment Destination

GTSA principal Geoffrey McRae has lived and owned real estate in South America since 2003, so he has his own views of its opportunities and risks. He founded the real estate group under the Gateway to South America brand covering Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, so he has seen the benefits and challenges of operating in each country and market. In his opinion, business success in the region relies on the ability to understand the countries’ histories, their business customs and learn…
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