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November 2017

Elimination of roaming and protection of investments: Chile and Argentina sign important bilateral trade agreement today

02 November 2017

One month after the conclusion of the negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement between Chile and Argentina, and after the legal revision of the text, on Thursday Foreign Ministers, Heraldo Muñoz, and Jorge Marcelo Faurie, respectively, will sign the treaty in the trans-Andean capital. This afternoon the agreement will be signed in the Golden […]

October 2017

Director of InvestChile and attaché in Asia meet with large Japanese companies

23 October 2017

The public-private delegation led by former President Eduardo Frei met with companies that included Mitsubishi, Mitsui and JX Minerals. Tokyo’s financial district, in the Marunouchi neighborhood between the city’s train station and the Imperial Palace, is a mixture of traditional and ultra-modern architecture. It is home to Japan’s leading banks and the headquarters of its […]

InvestChile signs cooperation agreement with Japanese foreign investment promotion agency

19 October 2017

The agreement will permit the exchange of information useful for the decision-making of Japanese companies seeking to establish operations in Chile. In the context of the opening of Chile’s first Investment Promotion Office in Asia and celebration of the 120th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Chile and Japan, the director of InvestChile, Carlos Álvarez, and […]

Official visit to Japan includes celebration of 120 years of diplomatic relations and opening of Investment Promotion Office

19 October 2017

Japanese companies and authorities drew attention to Chile’s openness, reliability and economic and political stability. Some 300 potential investors and businesspeople gathered on Tuesday in Japan’s Conrad Tokyo Hotel for the Chile Business Seminar. The event, organized jointly by JETRO, ProChile, DIRECON and InvestChile, was chaired by Chile’s ambassador for Asia-Pacific, former President Eduardo Frei, […]

InvestChile inaugurates first Investment Promotion Office in Asia

18 October 2017

The announcement was made as part of the official visit to celebrate the 120th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Chile and Japan. Tokyo, October 18 – Chile marked a new milestone in the attraction of Asian investment yesterday when InvestChile opened its first office in the region. From the office in Tokyo, Japan, the agency […]

OECD survey of investment promotion agencies around the world

17 October 2017

According to the study’s preliminary results, key trends include the opening of overseas offices and prioritization by sector. More specialized investment agencies, an active presence in relevant markets and a focus on strategic sectors: these are some of the trends identified in a new study of investment attraction by the OECD and the Inter-American Development […]

Chile celebrates its first InvestChile outpost abroad, opening U.S. office to promote foreign investment

07 October 2017

Chilean government officials were joined by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and more than 200 guests representing a variety of business sectors yesterday to celebrate the opening of InvestChile in San Francisco, the foreign investment promotion agency’s first overseas office. InvestChile in San Francisco is the first of three global outposts announced by the Latin […]

Major Japanese company inaugurates Latin America’s largest remanufacturing plant in Chile

04 October 2017

“This will be the largest and most technologically advanced plant in Latin America. It will also be Komatsu’s mother plant internationally for the repair of electric power components.” Darko Louit, VPE, Komatsu Cummins Chile. Japan’s Komatsu has opened a plant in Santiago, Chile, for the remanufacturing of electrical and mechanical equipment. The plant, which represented […]

September 2017

The time of Chinese investment

22 September 2017

The time of Chinese investment Over the years, Chile and China have built up solid relations of friendship and trust. In 1970, our country became the first in South America to establish diplomatic relations with China and, since then, cultural exchange and trade between the two countries have grown together with their economic and social […]

InvestChile website receives important international recognition

14 September 2017

In the 2017 WebAwards, InvestChile has been recognized for “outstanding achievement in web development”, receiving the Government Standard of Excellence Award. Its website,, was launched on 4 April 2017 during the fourth International Investment Forum and has gone on to receive over 37,000 visits. Its development was led by InvestChile’s Communications and Marketing Division, together with […]