OAS
 
Chile - Ecuador
Text of the Agreement
  Background and Negotiations
   

In 1994, Chile and Ecuador signed an Economic Complementarity Agreement (ACE N˚32), whose objective was to create an expanded economic space between the two countries.

In October 2004 both countries issued a Joint Communiqué announcing that they would negotiate a free trade agreement. Chile and Ecuador signed the Economic Complementation Agreement N˚65 on 10 March 2008.

On 25 January 2010, the ACE N˚65 entered into force, replacing ACE N˚32 and including chapters on trade in services, investment and modernization of the dispute settlement mechanism.

Documents relating to the negotiations
20 January 2010 VIII Meeting of the Administrative Commission (ACE N˚32) Spanish pdf
09 November 2007 Chile and Ecuador continue negotiations Spanish PDF
19-21 June 2006 Fourth round of Chile-Ecuador negotiations Spanish Word
28 October 2004 Chile-Ecuador Joint Communiqué Spanish PDF
10 March 2004 Chile suggests deepening trade relations with Ecuador Spanish PDF
20 December 1994 Economic Complementarity Agreement (ACE N˚32) between Chile and Ecuador Spanish
Sources:  Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON), Chile; Ministerio de Comercio Exterior, Ecuador

 

  Implementation of the Agreement
 

On April 29, 2016, during the Third Meeting of the Administrative Commission of ACE N°65, Chile and Ecuador reviewed broad agenda to boost trade and investment.

Documents relating to the implementation of the agreement (ACE N°65)
29 April 2016 Third Meeting of the Administrative Commission of the Chile-Ecuador Economic Complementation Agreement (ACE N°65) Spanish pdf
21-22 July 2011 First Meeting of the Economic Trade Commission Spanish pdf
Sources: Ministerio de Comercio Exterior, Ecuador

 

  Deepening of the Agreement
 

On April 11, 2019, Chile and Ecuador signed the Terms of Reference for the deepening and modernization of Economic Complementation Agreement No. 65. The objective of a modernized agreement would be to include new topics related to Trade in Services, Electronic Commerce, Labor Matters, Environment, SMEs, Gender, and Global Value Chains, among others. The first round of negotiations took place in Quito, Ecuador on June 25-27, 2019. The second round of negotiations was held on August 7-9, 2019 in Chile. In the III round of negotiations, held in Quito, Ecuador, during the week of September 13, 2019, a significant number of chapters were closed, such as Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Technical Barriers to Trade, Good Regulatory Practices, Public Procurement, Small and Medium Companies, Cooperation, among others.

Documents relating to the Deepening of the Agreement (ACE N°65)
13 August 2019 Quito, Ecuador. Third round of negotiations to deepen and modernize ECA No. 65 Spanish pdf New!
07-09 August 2019 Santiago, Chile. Second round of negotiations to deepen and modernize ECA N°65 Spanish pdf
25-27 June 2019 Quito, Ecuador. First round of negotiations to deepen and modernize ECA No. 65 Spanish pdf
11 April 2019 Santiago, Chile. Chile and Ecuador sign Terms of Reference to deepen and modernize ECA N°65) Spanish pdf
Source: Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON); Subsecretaría de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile

 

  Related Articles and Studies
   
October 2014 DIRECON, Chile. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y Ecuador, a 19 años del primer ACE Spanish PDF
  Sources
   
 

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