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Frequently asked questions about doing business in the Americas

What are the benefits of doing business in the Americas?

The Cayman Islands, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Puerto Rico are quite diverse in terms of politics, economics and culture. North America is home to some of the largest economies in the world, providing a solid foundation for expansion. The jurisdictions throughout both continents include some of the largest consumer marketplaces and participation in wide-reaching trade agreements, opening access to millions of potential consumers.

What are the challenges of doing business in the Americas?

Failure of national governance is one of the top challenges in Latin America. Political and economic instability, corruption scandals and deficiencies in public institutions have reaffirmed electorates’ long-standing mistrust of political leaders and reinforced polarization. Challenges in the North American region include cyber attacks and data fraud or theft. However, these regions are working to get these threats under control through legislation.

What are the annual filing requirements in the Americas?

Filing requirements in different countries can vary considerably. If you’re working at a global or regional level with responsibility for overseas companies or subsidiaries, it’s important to distinguish between the regulations of the individual markets. Besides differences between deadlines and financial year ends, there can be specific needs depending on the size of a company and whether it is listed or not.

What do I need to know to do business in the Americas?

Doing business in the Americas involves many considerations, such as creating a solid market strategy, overcoming cultural and language barriers, and understanding the rules and regulations on federal, regional, and local levels. Check out our country guides for information on the business environment, entity types, formation requirements, and more.

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