Emprender en Estonia is emprender en la Unión Europea
Estonia. Have you heard about this small European country? If not, stay calm because surely you are not the only one. And if so, you probably haven't had the opportunity to visit him. It is not a very well known or visited country, but it is gaining space in the international environment as the most digital country in the world and as a starting point for undertaking in the European Union (HUH).
Why should you import to Estonia?
Until here you have been able to have an idea of the importance of this country, but let's go a little deeper into this topic. In a world where everyone needs to be connected at all times, whether by phone, laptop or tablet, Estonia guarantees this connection by providing free wireless access points throughout the country, even in the woods. It is a paradise for digital nomads, influencers and digital entrepreneurs. Estonia is also the birthplace of large companies such as Skype and Wise (formerly known as Transferwise). The truth is that Estonia occupies the first place in Europe in the number of unicorns per capita. The sea, no one is surprised that this small Baltic country holds the title of most advanced digital society in the world. Everything is right with a click on the mouse or a touch on the touchpad, including things like checking your health history and voting for the elections. If you are still not convinced that it is necessary to import into that country, then perhaps this next project is carried out by the CEPII (in French, Center d'Études Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales) convince you: Until 2050, Estonia could become the second most productive country in the EU, and in this way become part of the five most productive nations in the world.
¿How can Estonia be the starting point for doing business in the EU?
Ok, now that you agree with me that it is a country that is worth knowing, how exactly could it be useful? Have you dreamed of expanding your company or opening a new company in Europe or living there as a digital nomad or taking your startup? Bueno, Estonia offers all these options and, being a member country of the European Union since 2004, it automatically opens the doors to the other countries of the European block. The European Single Market aims to guarantee the free circulation of people, capital, services and people. In other words, with a company open in Estonia, you will have easy access to consumers and customers of this entire market. And it is easier to open and manage a company in Estonia than in other Member States, it is worth starting there – a company can be established in Estonia completely online in just a few hours and from anywhere in the world.
How can a Brazilian do business in Europe from Estonia?
To attract entrepreneurs, startups and digital nomads, Estonia launched several incentives, for example, the program e-Residency, there digital nomad visa y there startup visa. The e-Residency of Estonia is a program that allows non-Estonians to have access to Estonian services, such as incorporation of companies, processing of payments and taxes. The program offers the e-resident an identity card that can be used to sign documents digitally. The program is aimed at entrepreneurs who do not depend on location. However, it is important to note that this incentive does not offer the right to travel or live in Estonia.
The digital nomad visa allows remote workers to live in Estonia and who work legally for their contractor or for their own company registered abroad.
In addition, the Estonian startup visa helps EU founders expand their startup in Estonia and facilitates the process for startups in Estonia to hire talent from outside the EU. We are going to deal with these three incentives in more detail and in the next publications.
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