Business Etiquette: South America

South American is home to some of the fastest growing markets in the world. Rich in resources and growing consumer bases, South American countries are one of the best places to establish international business relations. Though countries such as an Argentina were hit hard by the recent global recession,they're already bouncing back and making contributions to the world economy.

But just because a country is good for business, doesn't mean your business is good for that country. It's important to take into account local customs whenever you do business abroad, and if you approach South America as a single foreign culture, you’re already making a cataclysmic mistake. Each nation works within its own unique business paradigm, informed by rich cultural tradition and political context.

Familiarizing yourself with all of these nuances will take time, but this infographic will get you started with the fundamental need-to-know’s in each country. Just don’t forget you pack the sunscreen!

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