The information provided in our Business & Investment Section for Peru should give you a good idea on what to expect with regards to the requirements and legal framework that you will face when investing in the country, opening a business, paying taxes, considering employees.
Peru is seeking to attract investment, both domestic and foreign, in all sectors of the economy. For such purpose, it has taken the necessary measures to establish a coherent investment policy that eliminates barriers that foreign investors may face. As a result, it has been considered one of the countries with the most open investment regimes i...
There are different types of legal entities which investors can use in order to incorporate businesses in Peru. The main legal forms of companies are: corporation, limited liability companies, branch offices, joint venture, etc. The following corporation and company types are those most commonly used in Peru.
The General Law governs any company established in Peru with national or foreign capitals on Companies. We can establish companies in a sole act performed by the founding partners. To register a Company with only two partners who may be individuals (or a corporate body) and preparing the Minutes of Incorporation is required.
In this guide we have collected important additional legal background for the corporate environment in Peru. Before reading this, you should have a good understanding of the "Company & Corporation Types in Peru" that is the second part of our Business & Investment Guide.
Nearly 95% of Peru's exports are covered by Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) currently in force. This enables Peruvian products to enter, subject to the rules of origin of each trade agreement, under preferential conditions to 53 countries, including Canada, Chile, China, the member countries of the European Union, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Tha...
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