President Sebastián Piñera signed a free trade agreement with Hong Kong on Friday at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. Piñera also concluded free trade negotiations with Thailand, an agreement he hopes to implement “as soon as possible.”
Chilean Minister of Agriculture Luis Mayol signed two agreements in Bangkok Wednesday with his Thai counterpart, Theera Wongsamut. The agreements will set a common protocol for agricultural exchange and sanitary practices.
Chile views the recently finalised memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the creation of a Joint Trade and Investment Commission with South Africa as the starting point for the negotiation of a preferential trade agreement (PTA) with the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu).
Chile and India will begin negotiations on a free trade agreement at the end of the year, Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno in a television interview Tuesday.
Chile, an entry point into the South American region, soon expects to set up a free trade agreement with Indonesia
Ministers from India and Chile Tuesday decided to expand the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) to increase trade between the two nations, informed ministry of commerce and industry.
The two countries have decided to expand cooperation to various fields, such as education, culture and renewable energy, through an enhanced trade pact.
"We lose two trillion won every year because we are importing that amount of agricultural products from other countries, in this case, the United States. That means, ten percent of the population—300,000 peasants—will be forced out of their businesses every year. That means the end to our agricultural base. So, the FTA is a system for the one percent of the people."
Chile’s top trade official Rodrigo Contreras makes clear that intellectual property issues are at the forefront of his mind when he questions whether Chile should continue in the TPP.
Full text of FTA between Chile and Malaysia
The original FTA covered trade in goods and services, but did not include provisions on financial services. The amended agreement now includes a financial services chapter.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper secured the support Monday of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera for Canada’s bid to join talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which the US is negotiating with Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam are continuing this week (April 9-13) in Santiago, Chile in the form of an “intersessional meeting” on intellectual property – focusing on internet policy.
The Fourth Round of Negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Chile and Thailand seeks to promote a productive exchange between the economies of both countries, starting with tariff reductions and the reduction of technical barriers to trade.
The Fourth Round of Negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between Chile and Thailand seeks to promote a productive exchange between the economies of both countries, starting with tariff reductions and the reduction of technical barriers to trade.
Hong Kong and Chile have agreed to start negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement between the two sides in early 2012, a Government spokesperson announced today
Chile’s chief trade negotiator said Thursday he sees little downside for Japan delaying a decision to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact because the negotiations are expected to be a very long and complex.
The president of one of Turkey’s leading business associations has said Turkish-Chilean trade volume has the potential to more than double and reach $1 billion in the next three years.
Chile and Thailand on Thursday concluded here the second round of negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA).
The delayed free-trade area agreement between Thailand and Peru is likely to take effect in November, while an FTA with Chile should be concluded by mid-2012, says the Commerce Ministry.