Peru is one of the main destinations of foreign direct investment (FDI) in South America. Averaging $US 9 billion a year since the implementation of the PTPA, FDI in Peru reached $US 6 billion in 2017. Among other things, the Peruvian government promotes public-private partnerships (PPP) to build infrastructure and spur economic growth, with tax exemptions and low-cost financing available for domestic and foreign investors alike.

Investment climate

Peru has established itself as an attractive destination for foreign investment and a reliable and dynamic source of business partnerships for foreign companies. Peru ranks number 3 in Latin America and the Caribbean according to the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index. This index measure how conducive the regulatory environment is to starting and operating a local business.


In an effort to facilitate investment flows into the country, Peru has established the Private Investment Promotion Agency of Peru (Proinversion). This agency provides various tools to potential investors. Among them the agency provides information on:

  • Basic rights to foreign investors

    Important information on guarantees and protections extended to foreign investors.

  • Establishing a company in Peru

    Provides a step by step guide on how to establish a business in Peru. Covers topics ranging from choosing the type of firm, to legal requirements and registration, etc.

  • Project Portfolio

    Provides information on business opportunities in different sectors of the Peruvian economy. The portfolio includes projects in important and dynamic sectors such as mining, infrastructure, telecommunication, and tourism, among others.

  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Peru

    List of projects involving both the private and public sector which aim at developing or improving services required by the state, and technological innovation and the advancement of research.

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