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June 2022

Minister of Economy and InvestChile Director meet with chamber of commerce representatives from 17 countries

03 June 2022

At the meeting, the minister highlighted the importance of attracting sustainable foreign investment, which creates high-quality jobs and fosters the activity of SME suppliers.    Chile’s Minister of Economy, Development, and Tourism, Nicolás Grau, together with Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (InvestChile) Director, Karla Flores, led a meeting with 40 representatives of 17 binational chambers of commerce […]

Public Accountability 2021: InvestChile reveals its three focal areas for this year

02 June 2022

InvestChile director Karla Flores explained that the agency will focus on promoting FDI as a tool for development, playing an effective role in resolving the needs of Chileans and transforming Chile into a hub of investment opportunities. InvestChile, Chile’s Foreign Investment Promotion Agency, has released its Public Accountability report for 2021, the first under the […]

March 2022

President appoints new director of InvestChile

31 March 2022

Karla Flores is an economist and holds a master’s degree in Applied Macroeconomics from the Universidad Católica de Chile. She is the first woman to hold the position as InvestChile’s director since its foundation in 2016. The President of Chile, Gabriel Boric, has appointed economist Karla Flores Mardones as the new director of InvestChile, the […]

Ministerial Committee meets with the new cabinet of ministers to discuss foreign investment promotion

09 March 2022

The meeting, chaired by Economy Minister Lucas Palacios, focused on the status quo of foreign investment in Chile and the need for State-led action.   Representatives from the ministries currently on the Ministerial Committee for Foreign Investment met with members of the future cabinet this week to discuss how the State could coordinate its efforts […]

Foreign investment in Chile remains positive, exceeding US$1.6 billion in January

07 March 2022

“The amount recorded for January shows that foreign investment continues to be active,” said InvestChile managing director Andrés Rodríguez.   Chile’s Central Bank reported this morning that Chile received US$1.6 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in January. This is 110% higher than the US$764 million recorded for January 2021. It continues the positive trend […]

February 2022

Important: Chile has a new immigration institutional structure

21 February 2022

If you are part of a foreign company and you need to travel to Chile you should review the requirements of the new National Immigration Service. Chile’s new immigration institutional structure came into effect on February 12, with the publication of the new regulations of Law 21.325 related to immigration, which created the new National […]

Foreign investment in Chile registered at US$17 billion in 2021, the best figure in six years

09 February 2022

InvestChile Managing Director Andrés Rodríguez, highlighted that this figure is almost twice the amount of investment received in 2020. This Monday the Central Bank announced that Chile received close to US$17 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) between January and December 2021, 97% more than in the same period in 2020. This figure is 62% […]

January 2022

InvestChile portfolio shows record 25.1% growth at year-end 2021

18 January 2022

Chile’s foreign investment promotion agency tallied up US$28 billion in projects, the highest figure recorded over its five-year history. InvestChile, the public agency that promotes foreign investment in the country, wrapped up 2021 with a record US$28 billion in its project portfolio. This is the highest figure to date since the agency was founded five […]

Foreign investment in Chile reaches US$16 billion in November, close to its highest level since 2015

07 January 2022

InvestChile Managing Director Andrés Rodríguez, highlighted that this figure is 88% higher than the US$9 billion received in the whole of 2020.   This morning the Central Bank announced that Chile received close to US$16 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) between January and November 2021, 72% up on the same period in 2020. The figure […]

December 2021

InvestChile activates European investment with 40 companies in five countries 

10 December 2021

InvestChile Managing Director Andrés Rodríguez and the head of the Investment Promotion Division, Salvatore Di Giovanni, traveled to France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. The companies TOTAL Eren and JOKR, which recently have announced that they will invest in Chile, were part of the road show.   InvestChile Managing Director Andrés Rodríguez led a tight meeting schedule in five European […]