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Chile-MERCOSUR
Text of the agreement
  Background and Negotiations
   

The Economic Complementation Agreement between Chile and MERCOSUR (which is comprised of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) was signed on 25 June 1996 in Potrero de los Funes, Argentina. The Agreement was elaborated within the ALADI framework as a Partial Scope Economic Complementation Agreement N° 35 (ACE 35).

Chile and MERCOSUR decided to deepen trade relations by further developing their agreement in services within the framework of Economic Complementation Agreement N° 35. To that effect they met on 14 June 2007. Chile and Uruguay later met on 10 September 2007 to deepen trade relations between the two countries. After 11 rounds of negotiations, Chile and MERCOSUR ended their trade in services negotiations on 1 July 2008.

Documents relating to the further development of agreement in the area of services
01 July 2008

Chile and MERCOSUR ended trade in services negotiations Spanish PDF 

 

Joint Declaration of the Presidents of the MERCOSUR Countries Chile Spanish PDF 

10 September 2007 Chile and Uruguay agree to strengthen trade relations Spanish PDF
14 June 2007 Chile and MERCOSUR negotiate agreement on services Spanish PDF
Source: Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON)

  Entry Into Force
   

The Agreement entered into force on 1 October 1996.

The legal documents allowing the agreement to enter into force in each of the countries are as follows:

ARGENTINA: Decree N° 415, 18 March 1991
CHILE: Decree N° 1411, 30 September 1996
BRAZIL: Decree N° 2075, 19 November 1996
PARAGUAY: Decree N° 15939, 31 December 1996 and Law N° 1038, 20 March 1997
URUGUAY: Decree N° 663, 27 November 1985

Documents relating to the entry into force of the agreement
20 March 1997 Paraguay - Law N° 1.038 Spanish Word
19 November 1996 Brazil - Decree N° 2075 Portuguese PDF
30 September 1996 Chile - Decree N° 1.411 Spanish PDF
18 March 1991 Argentina - Decree N° 415 Spanish PDF
Source: Congreso Nacional de Chile; Ministerio de Economía y Producción de Argentina; Senado Federal do Brasil

  Implementation of the Agreement
   

Articles 46 and 47 of the Agreement establish an Administrative Commission and set out its functions, basically following the implementation of the Agreement and its Protocols and Annexes.

This Commission has set out a number of resolutions.

Resolutions issued by the Commission
24 July 1997 N° 3/97 Certificate of origin for trade fairs Spanish
22 April 1997 N° 2/97 Official entities in the signatory parties responsible for issuing certificates of origin Spanish
22 April 1997 N° 1/97 Specific rules of origin for telecommunications and informatics Spanish
28 November 1996 N° 5/96 Certificate of origin for operations conducted through pipelines Spanish
28 November 1996 N° 4/96 Register of qualified distributors to issue certificate of origin Spanish
28 November 1996 N° 3/96 Transition to ACE 35 related to the Certificate of origin Spanish
22 October 1996 N° 2/96 Procedures to facilitate the application of ACE 35 Spanish
22 October 1996 N° 1/96 Regulations of the Administrative Commission Spanish
Fuente:  Secretaría General de la ALADI

The text of the agreement is supplemented by a number of additional protocols to the agreement, which guide the implementation of the agreements and in various cases, particularly with respect to specific rules of origin, make modifications to the obligations contained in the normative text. The protocols to ACE 35, including the protocol on physical integration, are listed below. The documents are listed chronologically, with the most recent one listed first.

Additional Protocols to ACE 35
12 December 2018 Sixty-fourth Additional Protocol: Incorporates into the Economic Complementation Agreement Nº 35 the "Chile-Bazil Free Trade Agreement"  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF New
12 September 2018 Sixty-third Additional Protocol: Completely replaces Annex 13 "Origin Regime" of Economic Complementation Agreement No. 35, by the Origin Regime that is included as an Annex and forms part of this Protocol.  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix Nº 1 (Corresponding to Article 5):  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix Nº 2 (Corresponding to Article 5): The Republic of Chile grants the Republic of Paraguay a regime of origin, as transcribed below  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix Nº 3: Certification of Origin of products from the Automotive Sector  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix Nº 4: Certification of Origin of products exported through pipelines  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix Nº 5: Certification of Origin for electric power  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix Nº 6: Certificate of Origin  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix Nº 7: Instructions for completing the Certificate of Origin form  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix Nº 8: Competent authorities for the application of the ACE Origin Regime 35  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
1 June 2018 Sixty-second Addional Protocol Incorporates into the Economic Complementation Agreement N° 35 the "Cooperation Agreement, Exchange of Information, Data Consultation and Mutual Assistance between the Customs Administrations of the States Parties of MERCOSUR and the Republic of Chile"  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
4 January 2018 Sixty-first Additional Protocol Incorporates into the Economic Complementation Agreement N° 35 the "Trade Agreement between the Republic of Chile and the Argentine Republic signed in the city of Buenos Aires the 2nd of November of 2017   Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
22 November 2017 Fifty-second Additional Protocol: Act of Rectification Amendment of errors in the Annex to the Protocol  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix Nº1 (Corresponding to Article 5º)  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix Nº2 (Corresponding to Article 5º)
    The Republic of Chile grants to the Republic of Paraguay a regime of origin as set out below  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix Nº3 (Corresponding to Article 5º)
    Produced directly or indirectly from fresh milk produced in its entirety in the territory of the countries.   Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix N°4 (Corresponding to Article 5º)
    Telecommunications and Computers Sector  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix N°5: Specific Requirements of Origin for Automotive Products  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix N°6: Certification of Origin of products exported by pipelines  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix N°7: Certification of Origin of electricity  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix Nº8: Certificate of Origin  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix Nº9: Instructions for completing the Certificate of Origin form  Portuguese PDF
  • Appendix Nº 10: Competent Authorities for the Application of the Origin Regime of ACE 35  Portuguese PDF
6 March 2017 Sixtieth Additional Protocol: Adopts the Nomenclature, based in the 2012 version of the Harmonized System of Designation and Codification of Merchandise (NALADISA 2012), to expresss the prefernences of the Commercial Liberation Program contemplated in the Agreement of Economic Complementation No. 35, replacing the version in the NALADISA 1993 and 1996.  Portuguese PDF
8 November 2016 Fifty-ninth Additional Protocol: Modifies Article 31 of the Agreement regarding the Draw Back regime  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
17 March 2016 Fifty-eighth Additional Protocol: Incorporates into the Agreement the possibility of certifying the origin of the goods in a digital manner, as long as said certificates are issued following the procedures and technical specifications developed within the scope of the ALADI established by Resolution 386 of the Representatives Committee   Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
28 January 2016 Fifty-third Additional Protocol. Act of Rectification Rectifies an error in Annex III  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
25 November 2014 Fifty-seventh Additional Protocol: Incorporates into the Agreement the Regulation of the Dispute Settlement Regime of Economic Complementation Agreement No. 35  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
23 March 2011 Fifty-second Additional Protocol: Act of Rectification Amendment of errors in the Annex to the Protocol.  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
13 January 2011 Fifty-sixth Additional Protocol: Modifies Article 31 of the Agreement regarding the Draw Back regime  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
19 October 2009 Fifty-fifth Additional Protocol: Chile and Uruguay will apply the regime of preferences established in the Economic Complementation Agreement No 35 to all the merchandise produced or originating in Free Trade Zones of any nature  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
8 July 2009 Fifty-fourth Additional Protocol: Brazil and Chile, will apply the regime of preferences established in the Agreement to all merchandise elaborated or coming from Free Zones of any nature, located in the territory of the other Party, with the exception of merchandise classified in Chapters 50 to 63, inclusive, of the NALADISA.  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
5 June 2009 Fifty-second Additional Protocol: Replaces Annex 13: Rules of Origin Regime of  the Economic Complementation Agreement N° 35 between MERCOSUR and Chile
versión en español PDF Format  Versión en portugués PDF Format
  Annex 13: Rules of Origin Regime
versión en español PDF Format Versión en portugués PDF Format
27 May 2009 Fifty-third Additional Protocol: Approves Protocol on Trade in Services between MERCOSUR and Chile
versión en español PDF Format  Versión en portugués PDF Format
  Annex: Protocol on Trade in Services between MERCOSUR and Chile
versión en español PDF Format 
11 December 2008 Fifty-first Additional Protocol: Advances the margins of preference provided in subparagraphs f and g of Article 2 of ACE No. 35, granted by the Republic of Paraguay to the Republic of Chile and by the Republic of Chile to the Republic of Paraguay for products originating in their respective territories   Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
11 December 2008 Fiftieth Additional Protocol: Replaces subsection 12, of Article 3 of Annex 13 "Origin Regime" of the Agreement, the Republic of Chile grants to the Republic of Paraguay a regime of differentiated origin for certain goods   Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
25 November 2008 Forty-ninth Additional Protocol: Replaces the first paragraph of Article 12 of the Agreement on Free Zones  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
8 July 2008 Forty-eighth Additional Protocol: Advancement of the preference margins provided in subparagraphs f and g of Article 2 of ACE No. 35, granted by Uruguay to Chile and by Chile to Uruguay for certain products originating in their respective territories  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
14 August 2007 Forty-seventh Additional Protocol: Removes from Appendix No. 1, Letter B of Annex 13 Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
18 August 2006 Forty-sixth Additional Protocol: Appproves MERCOSUR programme of action against foot and mouth disease (PAMA) Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
  Forty-sixth Additional Protocol: Annex
Programme of action against foot and mouth disease (PAMA) Spanish Word  Portuguese
11 October 2005 Forty-third Additional Protocol: Preferences granted between Uruguay and Chile Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
30 September 2005 Forty-third Additional Protocol: Preferences granted between Uruguay and Chile Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
26 September 2005 Forty-fifth Additional Protocol: Modifies Article 31 regarding the drawback regime Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
26 September 2005 Forty-fourth Additional Protocol: Several types of vegetable oil will enjoy, upon adoption of this Protocol, permanent tariff preferences of 100% between Chile and Argentina Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
26 September 2005 Forty-second Additional Protocol: Modifies number 3 of the observations on the tariff item for fine table wines (NALADISA 2204.21.10) registered in Annex 7 Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
20 September 2005 Forty-first Additional Protocol: Extends liberalization programme through the incorporation of agreed bilateral preferences between Chile and Paraguay Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
  Forty-first Additional Protocol: Annex A Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
  Forty-first Additional Protocol Annex B Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
15 September 2005 Fortieth Additional Protocol: Authorization by Chile of a 100% preference for vehicles classified as NALADISA 8702.10.00 and 9702.90.00 to Brazil Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
26 August 2004 Thirty-ninth Additional Protocol. Act of Rectification: Amendment of errors in the Title and in Articles 2º, 3º and 7º  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
13 July 2004 Act of Rectification Nº 4: Amendment of error in the preference granted by Chile in the Annex I of the Agreement, in the item NALADISA (93) 2712.20.10 Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
08 March 2004 Thirty-ninth Additional Protocol: Special agreement for mutual recognition of licenses, permits, or authorizations of radio stations for shared use between international transport (road) companies that operate in the HF band Spanish Word   Portuguese Word
09 July 2003 Thirty-eighth Additional Protocol: Modifies terms for the quota granted by Brazil to Chile in Annex II of Additional Protocol XXX for NALADISA item 2008.70.10 Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
18 March 2003 Thirty-seventh Additional Protocol: Establishes tariff treatment for products included in Annex 4 for trade between Chile and Paraguay and makes corresponding adjustments in Annex 4 Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
2 July 2003 Thirty-seventh Additional Protocol: Annex Spanish PDF  Portuguese Word
20 February 2003 Thirty-sixth Additional Protocol: Abrogates the provision regarding maximum timeframe for issuing the origin certificate Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
18 March 2003 Thirty-fifth Additional Protocol: Clarifying how to fill out section 13 of the origin certificate Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
20 February 2003 Thirty-fourth Additional Protocol: Adjustment to Annex 13 including rules of origin applicable to trade in auto sector parts between Brazil and Chile Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
09 September 2002 Thirty-third Additional Protocol: Argentina and Chile agree to deepen preferences on several products Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
  Thirty-third Additional Protocol: Annex I Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
  Thirty-third Additional Protocol: Annex II Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
09 September 2002 Thirty-second Additional Protocol: Argentina, Brazil and Chile agree to deepen preferences in the chemical and petrochemical sectors Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
  Thirty-second Additional Protocol: Annex I Spanish Word Portuguese Word
  Thirty-second Additional Protoco: Annex II Spanish Word Portuguese Word
09 September 2002 Thirty-first Additional Protocol: Argentina and Chile incorporate the bilateral understanding on the exchange of automotive products, whose objective is free trade as of the year 2006 Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
  Thirty-first Additional Protocol: Annex I Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
  Thirty-first Additional Protocol: Annex II Spanish PDF  Portuguese Word
30 August 2002 Thirtieth Additional Protocol: Brazil and Chile agree to deepen deveral preferences and incorporate the bilateral understanding on the exchange of automotive products, whose objective is free trade as of the year 2006 Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
  Thirtieth Additional Protocol: Annex I Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
  Thirtieth Additional Protocol: Annex II Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
  Thirtieth Additional Protocol: Annex III Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
  Thirtieth Additional Protocol: Annex IV Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
  Thirtieth Additional Protocol: Annex V Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
28 August 2002 Twenty-ninth Additional Protocol: Chile allows Paraguay to use its quota for frozen meat exports for fresh or refrigerated meat Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
28 June 2002 Twenty-eighth Additional Protocol: Modifies Article 2 Spanish Word  Portuguese Word
31 December 2001 Twenty-seventh Additional Protocol: Modifies Article 2 Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
28 September 2001 Twenty-sixth Additional Protocol: Modifies Article 31 Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
29 December 2000 Twenty-fifth Additional Protocol: Modifies the second paragraph of Article 2 (d) Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
08 May 2000 Twenty-fourth Additional Protocol: Modifies the second paragraph of Article 2 (d) Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
14 December 1999 Twenty-third Additional Protocol: Incorporates the Convention on Cooperation and Reciprocal Assistance between customs entities of the signatories Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
  Twenty-third Additional Protocol: Annex Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
19 October 1999 Twenty-second Additional Protocol: Dispute Settlement procedures Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
  Twenty-second Additional Protocol: Annex Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
19 October 1999 Twenty-first Additional Protocol: Dispute Settlement Regime Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
  Twenty-first Additional Protocol: Annex Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
20 September 1999 Twentieth Additional Protocol: Modifies the description of the product "fine table wines"- item NALADISA 2204.21.10 - negotiated by Brazil Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
20 September 1999 Nineteenth Additional Protocol: Certification of origin for exports of electrical energy Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
  Nineteenth Additional Protocol: Annex Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
20 September 1999 Eighteenth Additional Protocol: Modifies origin requirements for NALADISA item 7305.12.00 Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
20 September 1999 Seventeenth Additional Protocol: Approves instructions for filling out Certificate of Origin Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
20 September 1999 Sixteenth Additional Protocol: Approves procedure for correcting errors in Certificates of Origin Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
20 September 1999 Fifteenth Additional Protocol: Safeguard Regime Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
  Fifteenth Additional Protocol: Annex Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
13 October 1998 Fourteenth Additional Protocol: Incorporates compensations for the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
13 October 1998 Thirteenth Additional Protocol: Modifies Protocol on Physical Integration Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
13 October 1998 Twelfth Additional Protocol: Certification of origin for products exported through pipelines Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
  Twelfth Additional Protocol: Annex Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
30 July 1998 Eleventh Additional Protocol:Expands the quota authorized by Chile for Brazil for items NALADISA 8702.10.00 and 8702.90.00 during the period 1 October 1997 to 30 September 1998 Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
25 June 1998 Tenth Additional Protocol: Extends the application period for the quota for item NALADISA 2002.90.00 Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
25 June 1998 Ninth Additional Protocol: Includes tariff item NALADISA 1604.20.99 in Annex 13, Appendix 1 (b) Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
23 January 1998 Eighth Additional Protocol: Substitutes Annex 13, Article 15 Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
11 September 1997 Seventh Additional Protocol: Registers a preference authorized by Argentina in Annex 10 Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
11 September 1997 SIxth Additional Protocol: Replaces Appendix 4 and Article 13 Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
  Sixth Additional Protocol: Annex Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
27 August 1997 Act of Rectification Nº 3: Amendment of error in Annex 5 of the Agreement, in a preference granted by Argentina to Chile in the item NALADISA 4407.10.30  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
14 April 1997 Fifth Additional Protocol: Modifies ANnexes 1,2,3,5,6,7,10, and 12 Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
03 March 1997 Fourth Additional Protocol: includes, extends and eliminates preferences in Annex 7 Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
28 February 1997 Third Additional Protocol: extends until 28 February 1997 the period for Argentina's quota Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
17 Febraury 1997 Second Additional Protocol: modifies quotas for Chile and Paraguay for products in Annex 7 Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
18 November 1996 First Additional Protocol: modifies the wording of Article 2(a) Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
23 October 1996 Act of Rectification Nº 2: Amendment of concordance error between the Spanish and Portuguese versions in Appendix 5 of Annex 13 of the Agreement  Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
30 September 1996 Act of Rectification Nº 1: Amendment of errors in Annexes 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11 and 12 of the Agreement   Spanish PDF  Portuguese PDF
25 June 1996 Protocol regarding physical integration Spanish Word  Portuguese PDF
Source: Secretaría General de la ALADI

  Related Articles and Studies
   
July 2014 DIRECON. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y MERCOSUR a 18 años del Acuerdo de Complementación Económica Spanish PDF
October 2012 DIRECON. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y MERCOSUR a dieciseis años de la entrada en vigencia del Acuerdo de Complementación Económica Spanish PDF
October 2011 DIRECON. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y MERCOSUR a quince años de la entrada en vigencia del Acuerdo de Complementación Económica Spanish PDF
October 2010 DIRECON. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y MERCOSUR a catorce años de la entrada en vigencia del Acuerdo de Complementación Económica Spanish PDF
October 2009 DIRECON. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales Chile-MERCOSUR a trece años de la entrada en vigencia del ACE-35 Spanish PDF
October 2008 DIRECON. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales Chile-MERCOSUR a doce años de la entrada en vigencia del ACE-35 Spanish PDF
August 2005 DIRECON. Evaluación del Acuerdo de Complementación Económica Chile-MERCOSUR. Spanish PDF
April 2005 DIRECON. Resumen del Acuerdo Chile-MERCOSUR SpanishPDF

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Recent Developments
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