Republic of Paraguay is a sovereign state in South America. This is a landlocked country bordered by Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia. Head of state is a president. Local currency is the Paraguayan guaraní. Official languages are Spanish and Guarani. Paraguay is the member of the United Nations, Organisation of American States, International Monetary Fund, MERCOSUR, UNASUR, and the Rio Group.
Paraguay is one of the poorest countries of the region, with more than 30% of population below the poverty line. Paraguay has a market economy that is mainly dependent on agriculture and exports of agricultural products. Local economy is impeded by the years of political instability, as well as lack of mineral resources and high Gini coefficient. More than 60% of work force are employed in the services sector.
Paraguay is not an offshore zone. The GDP has been growing steadily in the recent years, as well as investments. Some experts believe Paraguay might become a successful business centre in the future.
Business activities here are regulated by the 1987 Civil Code and other relevant laws.
Main types of businesses in Paraguay
- Sociedad Anónima – joint-stock company
- Sociedad de responsabilidad limitada – limited liability company
- Empresa unipersonal – individual entrepreneurship
- Empresa individual de responsabilidad limitada – private company with limited liability
There are also permanent establishments and branches of foreign companies.
Commercial register of Paraguay is managed by the Directorate General of Public Records, an autonomous department of the Supreme Court. The Directorate also keeps records of land, real estate, civil acts, bankruptcies, etc.
Since 2006 it has been possible to register a company via the “single-window system” (Sistema Unificado de Apertura de Empresas – SUAE) of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. SUAE submits information about registered companies to the register of Directorate.
In its current state the register has existed since 1981.
Contents of the register
Main extract available from the business register of Paraguay is a company profile. It comes in the Spanish language and contains information about a company, relevant at the moment of the request.
- Full legal name
- Registration number and date
- Type of business
- Legal address
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Main activities
- Registered capital
- Owners and key management
- Subsidiaries and affiliated companies
- Corporate statistics
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Certificate of Good Standing
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 7-14 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
An extract from the business register of Paraguay can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- Register legal entities with foreign participation
- File legal claims
Paraguay acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 30 August 2014.
Therefore, the documents issued in Paraguay are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation. NB: Apostille from Paraguay is not recognised by Germany.
In addition, you can order notarised translation from Spanish.
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the Republic of Paraguay and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 595,00 €||from 500,00 €|