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March 2016

Director of APIE meets with representatives of Japan International Cooperation Agency

16 March 2016

For close to an hour, the director of the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (APIE), Vicente Mira, met with Takashi Ito, the representative in Chile of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an institution whose mission is to contribute to the development of economies around the world. The purpose of the meeting was to exchange ideas […]

Minister Williams on PDAC 2016: “Chile will showcase itself to the world.”

02 March 2016

This year, Chile will be a sponsor of the world’s most important mining exploration convention and over ten public-private bodies will participate in its pavilion. The authorities of ProChile and the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency underlined their commitment to mining suppliers as a way of fostering the export of services and value added. Ahead of PDAC 2016 – […]

February 2016

Director of APIE presents investment opportunities to Turkish businesspeople

02 February 2016

During the third Chile-Turkey business meeting, Vicente Mira highlighted Chile’s advantages as a destination for foreign direct investment and spoke about the opportunities Chile offers for overseas companies. The director of the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (APIE), Vicente Mira, was one of the speakers at the third Chile-Turkey business meeting, organized by Chile’s Manufacturers’ Association […]

January 2016

Foreign Investment Promotion Agency, CORFO and Chile Image Foundation sign agreement to promote investment in regions

26 January 2016

The government’s Economic Development Agency (CORFO), the new Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (formerly CIEChile) and the Chile Image Foundation signed an agreement this morning to work together in promoting and attracting investment in Chile’s different regions. In a bid to foster both local and foreign investment in the regions, the three institutions will draw up […]

Over 150 meetings take place during International Investment Forum Chile 2016

13 January 2016

On the last day of the Forum, a round of business matchmaking meetings brought together 46 overseas companies with local firms. The International Investment Forum Chile 2016 culminated with a round of over 150 one-on-one meetings between overseas and local companies. The Forum in Santiago, organized by the Foreign Investment Committee (CIEChile), was attended by […]

President Bachelet urges foreign investors to take advantage of Chile’s competitive advantages

12 January 2016

President Michelle Bachelet inaugurated the International Investment Forum Chile 2016 at which 46 companies from 21 different countries explored investment opportunities in the country.  The International Investment Forum Chile 2016 began today with a conference chaired by President Michelle Bachelet accompanied by the Minister of Economy, Economic Development and Tourism, Luis Felipe Céspedes, and the Minister of Mining, Aurora Williams. The event […]

Delegation from China’s Qingdao municipal government seeks investment opportunities in Chile

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08 January 2016

The delegation showed interest principally in the food sector as well as in the procedures for starting operations in Chile. An eight-strong delegation of municipal government officials and businesspeople from Qingdao, one of China’s principal ports, met with Foreign Investment Committee (CIEChile) executives this morning to talk about Chile’s business climate and the investment opportunities […]

December 2015

Foreign Investment Committee authorizes 49 investment applications totaling US$11,600 million

28 December 2015

The Committee, chaired by the Minister of Economy, Economic Development and Tourism, Luis Felipe Céspedes, held its last meeting under the current institutional framework after Congress approved elimination of the DL 600 Foreign Investment Statute. The Minister of Economy, Economic Development and Tourism, Luis Felipe Céspedes, today chaired the last meeting of the Foreign Investment […]

OECD highlights Chile’s creation of new FDI attraction agency

15 December 2015

OECD Investment Committee presented new Policy Framework for Investment in Paris and highlighted work with CIEChile. At its recent meeting in Paris, the OECD Investment Committee drew attention to the Chilean government’s efforts to “strengthen its investment promotion agency to show its support for investors.” In its new publication, From Advice to Action, the OECD highlighted particularly the […]

CIEChile participates in launch of Britcham’s Chilean Legal Report 2015

15 December 2015

The issues addressed in the Report prepared by the Chilean-British Chamber of Commerce include Chile’s new foreign investment statute. At a well-attended breakfast this morning, the Chilean-British Chamber of Commerce (Britcham) launched its Chilean Legal Report 2015. This fifth version of the Report, targeting the Chamber’s business community, provides information about the principal innovations in […]