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I am looking for infromation on laws and regulations for starting a business in a foreign country.

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2015  |  71 Views

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From the library's home page select the RESEARCH GUIDES  tab then find the INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS guide ( Start with a database called DOING BUSINESS (found under the COUNTRY RESOURCES tab), when you are in it and have looked up your country (use SELECT ECONOMY drop-down menu), make sure you click on each step of the process, for example, “Starting a Business.” When you’ve clicked on that, there will be  a link in it called “ View Details.” When you click on that you will get information about the regulations and laws that determine what you do when you start a business.

If  you are interested in issues that affect labor, you can find that information in an Internet resource called Country Reports on Human Rights Practices available from our International Business guide as well.

In the CRHRP, pick latest year from the left column on the page. Then look up your country under the region it’s in. The report that comes up will be very long – go down towards the end and look for “Section 7 Worker Rights.” This should have information on minimum age for work, minimum wage, hours of work, etc. The section above it, “Section 6 Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons,” also has some information about laws.

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