Depending on the qualification of the company in Chile, the foreign investment will under control of:
- The Law-Decree procedure (DLF) n°600 called "Status of the Foreign Investor" fixed by DLF 523 of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Reconstruction for productive investments
- The procedure in the 14th Chapter of the Central Bank International Exchange Regulation, controlling financial investments only
- The procedure of the chapter 19th of the Central Bank exchange regulation allowing a foreign investment, if creditor to a public or private Chilean enterprise, to finance a future investment.
|Foreign exchange control
Exchange regulations allow free convertibility of currencies as well as the right to transfer (DLF N°600, procedure Chapter 14 and 19).
|Regulations concerning equity investment
A majority holding interest in the capital of a local company is legal, as long as Chilean procedures and agreement formalities are respected.
|FDI inflows||2003||2004||2005||World rank (*)
|FDI inflows (USD million)||4 307||7 173||6 667||25/141|
| Source : UNCTAD - World Investment Report
Note : (*) World Rank = UNCTAD Inward FDI Performance Index. It is a measure of the extend to which a host country receives inward FDI relative to its economic size. It is calculated as a ratio of the country's share in global FDI inflows to its share in global GDP.
|Last modified in 2006 - ongoing update||
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