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Chile-China
Text of the agreement
  Background and Negotiations
   

The Chile-China free trade agreement was signed on 18 November 2005 after five rounds of negotiations and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Labor Cooperation and Social Security.

On 20 September 2007, Chile and China signed an agreement on environmental cooperation based on Article 108 of the FTA.

Documents relating to the negotiations
20 September 2007

Chile and China sign Environmental Agreement Spanish PDF

07 November 2005 Close of Chile-China negotiations announced Spanish PDF
02 November 2005 Memorandum of understanding on labor and social security cooperation
24-28 October 2005 Fifth round of Chile-China negotiations PDF
30 June 2005 Third round of Chile-China negotiationsPDF
10 May 2005 Second round of Chile-China negotiationsPDF
25 January 2005 Sino-Chilean FTA talks launchedPDF
18 November 2004 Chinese and Chilean presidents announce free trade talksPDF
April 2004 Joint feasibility study on a free trade agreement between Chile and ChinaPDF
Source: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile; Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON); Ministerio Secretaría General de Gobierno de Chile; Ministry of Commerce, People's Republic of China.

  Negotiations on Trade in Services
   

In September 2006, the President of Chile announced that a second phase of negotiations would begin, with the objective of broadening and deepening the Chile-China agreement to cover the areas of services and investment. On 24 March 2008, after six rounds of negotiations, Chile and China concluded technical negotiations to incorporate trade in services into the Chile-China FTA already in force. On 13 April 2008 Chile and China signed the Supplementary Agreement on Trade in Services. The Supplementary Agreement on Trade in Services of the Free Trade Agreement between Chile and China entered into force on 01 August 2010.

Documents relating to the expansion of the FTA (Services)
01 August 2010 The Supplementary Agreement on Trade in Services of the Free Trade Agreement between Chile and China entered into force PDF
13 April 2008 Chile and China sign supplementary agreement on trade in services PDF
13 April 2008 Text of the supplementary agreement on trade in services of the Chile-China FTA
24 March 2008 Chile and China ended negotiations aimed at incorporating the services sector in the Chile-China FTA SpanishPDF
17 January 2008 Viña del Mar, Chile. V round of negotiations to expand Chile-China FTA Spanish PDF
05 November 2007 Beijing, China. IV round of negotiations to expand Chile-China FTA Spanish PDF
09 July 2007 Beijing, China. III round of negotiations to expand Chile-China FTA SpanishPDF
23 April 2007 Santiago, Chile. II round of negotiations to expand Chile-China FTA Spanish PDF
15 January 2007 Beijing, China. I round of negotiations to expand Chile-China FTA Spanish PDF
07 September 2006 Chile announces new phase of Chile-China FTA negotiations SpanishPDF
Source: Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON); Secretaría General de Gobierno, Chile; Ministry of Commerce, People's Republic of China.

  Negotiations on Investment
   

Negotiations on the Chapter on Investment began on 14 January 2009. Since then, six additional rounds of negotiations on investment have taken place.

Documents relating to the expansion of the FTA (Investment)
01-04 February 2010 Santiago de Chile. Sixth round of negotiations of FTA talks on investment PDF
24-27 November 2009 Beijing, China. Fifth round of negotiations of FTA talks on investment PDF
23-25 September 2009 Beijing, China. Fourth round of negotiations on investment PDF 
22-24 June 2009 Santiago de Chile. Third round of negotiations investment PDF 
07-08 April 2009 Beijing, China. Second round of negotiations of FTA talks on investmentPDF 
14 January 2009 First round of investment negotiations Spanish PDF  
Source: Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON); Ministry of Commerce, People's Republic of China; Shanghai Foreign Economic Relation & Trade Commission.

  Expansion and Modernization of the Agreement
   

In December 2015, Chile and China held technical negotiations with the objective of broadening and deepening their existing agreement. The meeting focused on the areas of trade in services, electronic commerce, rules of origin, custom procedures and trade facilitation, market access, environment, competition policy and technical and economic cooperation.

On July 14, 2017 Chile and China concluded the second round of negotiations for the deepening of the Chile-China FTA. The third round of negotiations took place in Santiago, Chile on August 28-30, 2017. Chile and China signed the expanded and modernized FTA on November 11, 2017 in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Documents relating to the expansion and modernization of the FTA
11 November 2017 Da Nang, Vietnam. Chile and China sign expanded FTA Spanish PDF new!
28-30 August 2017 Third round of negotiations to deepen the Chile-China FTA PDF
14 July 2017 Second round of negotiations to deepen the Chile-China FTA PDF
10 December 2015 Chile and China make progress towards an expanded free trade agreement Spanish PDF
Source: Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON)

  Entry into Force
   

The agreement was approved by the Chilean Parliament and signed by the Chilean President on August 9 and 21, 2006, respectively. The Chile-China free trade agreement entered into force on 01 October 2006.

Documents relating to entry into force
01 October 2006 Chile-China FTA enters into force SpanishPDF
21 August 2006 Promulgation of Chile-China FTA spanish pdf
09 August 2006 Chilean Congress unanimously approves Chile-China FTA spanish pdf
Source: Ministerio Secretaría General de Gobierno, Chile

    Implementation of the Agreement
   

Article 97 of the Chile-China Free Trade Agreement establishes a Free Trade Commission, comprised of ministerial level officials of the Parties.

Meetings of the Free Trade Commission
05-06 June 2014 Santiago de Chile. Fifth meeting of the Chile-China Free Trade Commission spanish pdf
19 July 2013 Beijing, China. Fourth meeting of the Chile-China Free Trade Commission spanish pdf
Source: Ministerio Secretaría General de Gobierno, Chile

 

  Related Articles and Studies
   
August 2015 DIRECON. Análisis de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y China en el marco del Tratado de Libre Comercio SpanishPDF
September 2013 DIRECON. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y China a siete años de la entrada en vigencia del Tratado de Libre Comercio SpanishPDF
October 2012 DIRECON. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y China a seis años de la entrada en vigencia del Tratado de Libre Comercio SpanishPDF
04 October 2011 DIRECON. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y China a cinco años de la entrada en vigencia del Tratado de Libre Comercio SpanishPDF
01 October 2010 DIRECON. Relaciones económicas entre Chile y China: Evaluación a cuatro años del TLC SpanishPDF
01 October 2009 DIRECON. Relaciones económicas entre Chile y China: Evaluación a tres años del TLC SpanishPDF
01 October 2008 DIRECON. Relaciones económicas entre Chile y China: Evaluación a dos años del TLC SpanishPDF
June 2006 DIRECON. Características de la negociación del Tratado de Libre Comercio entre China y Chile SpanishPDF
May 2006 DIRECON. Tratado de Libre Comercio Chile-China SpanishPDF
January 2005 Informe de las Conclusiones del Estudio Conjunto de Factibilidad de un Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Chile y China SpanishPDF

  Sources
   
 

Spanish version 
Recent Developments
  11 November 2017. Chile and China sign expanded FTA new!

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