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Chile is one of the Latin American countries most actively pursuing bilateral trade agreements

Chile has signed more or less comprehensive free trade agreements with the US, Canada, the European Union, EFTA, South Korea, Japan, Central America and Mexico. In June 2005, it finalized a four-way deal with Pacific neighbours Brunei, New Zealand, and Singapore (P-4). In June 2006, it signed an FTA with Panama. In February 2010, it signed one with Guatemala.

Chile is the first Latin American country to have sealed an FTA on goods with China (2005) and since early 2007 has been working with Beijing on an expansion of the deal to cover services and investment. Further agreements in this regard were reached during President Bachelet’s visit to China in April 2008. The services deal came into force in August 2010.

Chile also has bilateral “economic complementation agreements“ with Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia and Mercosur, as well as a partial agreement with Cuba.

In 2008, Chile signed FTAs with Australia, Honduras, and Colombia while expanding its agreements with Peru and Cuba.

In March 2011, Chile’s FTA with Turkey came into force, and in April 2012, an FTA with Malaysia came into force. Negotiations with Thailand, Vietnam, India and Hong Kong are still ongoing.

last update: May 2012


New trade agreement between Chile and Argentina enters into force
The Free Trade Agreement between Chile and Argentina entered into force on Wednesday, May 1.
Piñera, Bolsonaro set roadmap to boost relationship between Chile and Brazil
The presidents of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, and of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, set a road map to give new impetus to the bilateral relationship, especially in the commercial sphere with the negotiation of a free trade agreement.
Minister Carr welcomes new gender chapter in modernized Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement
Canada and Chile celebrated the coming into force of the modernized Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement.
Argentina and Chile agree to free trade agreement
With the decline of Mercosur, Argentina is looking westward towards its Pacific allies, as it signs a landmark free trade agreement with Chile.
Chile and Brazil sign free trade agreement in Santiago
Chile and Brazil have signed a free trade agreement that scraps red tape and tariffs between the two South American economies.
Chilean Senate approves deepening of free trade agreement with China
The Chilean foreign minister explained that this protocol complements the Free Trade Agreement between both countries that entered into force on October 1, 2006.
Chile and Brazil move forward in negotiations for a new FTA
Until Friday (October 19) the teams of Chile and Brazil working on a new Free Trade Agreement between the two countries will meet in Santiago.
Chile - Civil society organizations: "Without impact studies, Congress cannot vote free trade agreements"
The Chamber of Deputies approved the request that the Government has to review in detail each and every treaty signed by Chile, as well as future agreements.
Thailand and Chile agree to extend FTA signed in 2015
Officials from both countries decided to expand the trade in agricultural products (mainly fruit).
Chile promotes rapprochement with Indonesia, ASEAN
Chile expects to increase relations with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) starting from the state visit of president Michelle Bachelet.