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Starting a business in Chile

Legal Forms of Companies

Empresa Individual de Responsabilidad Limitada (EIRL) is a Sole Propietorship company
Number of partners: One natural person.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (LTDA) is a Private Limited Company.
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners, maximum 50 partners, who have property rights.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Sociedad Anonima (SA) is a Public Limited Company. Can be public or private.
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital. One-third of the capital must be paid at the creation of the company and the remainder within three years.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Sociedad en Commandita is a Limited Partnership.
Number of partners: Minimum 2 to a maximum of 50 partners. Two types of partners: active partners and silent partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed for the silent partners, and unlimited for the active partners.
 

Business Directories

Financial Information Directories
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses
Mercantil.com - Chilean business portal

To go further, check out our service Business directories.


 

Professional Associations

General Professional Associations
SERCOTEC - Technical Cooperation Service
SOFOFA - Trade-Union Federation of Chilean Industry

To go further, check out our service Professional associations.


 

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Chile Latin America & Caribbean
Procedures (number) 6.0 8.0
Time (days) 4.0 25.2

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
All businesses from foreign capital must be registered with the Chilean committee for foreign investments.
For Further Information
Consult the Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a business in Chile.

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