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Text of the Agreement
  Background and Negotiations
    Chile and the United States announced their negotiations towards a free trade agreement on 29 November 2000. Negotiations began December 6-7, 2000 in Washington D.C. and concluded 11 December 2002. The agreement was signed in Miami on 6 June 2003.

Documents relating to the negotiations and signing of the FTA
06 June 2003 United States and Chile Sign FTAPDF
29 January 2003 Notice of Intention to Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement with ChilePDF
11 December 2002 United States and Chile Conclude Free Trade AgreementPDF
02 December 2002 Washington, D.C.: Fourteenth Negotiating Round SpanishPDF
04 November 2002 Santiago, Chile: Thirteenth Negotiating Round SpanishPDF
11 April 2002 Santiago, Chile: Eleventh Negotiating Round  SpanishPDF
25 January 2002 Santiago, Chile: Tenth Negotiating Round SpanishPDF
27 November 2001 Miami, USA: Ninth Negotiating RoundPDF
21 October 2001 Santiago, Chile: Eighth Negotiating Round SpanishPDF
15 June 2001 Washington, D.C.: Fifth Negotiating Round PDF
02 April 2001 Miami, USA: Third Negotiating Round PDF

Source: Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR); ProChile; U.S. Government Printing Office; U.S. Federal Register

  Entry into Force
    In the United States the FTA was approved through the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Implementation Act, which was passed by the House of Representatives as H.R.2738 on 24 July 2003 and in the Senate on 31 July 2003 and became Public Law 108-77 on 3 September 2003. In Chile the FTA was approved by the Congress on 23 October 2003 and implemented through Decree 312. A number of modifications were necessary to the Spanish text, which were set out in Decree 149 and modifications were necessary to the US Tariff Schedule, which were set out in USITC Publication 3652 of December 2003 and made effective by Presidential Proclamation 7746. The U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement entered into force on 01 January 2004. Tariffs for new Chilean products were eliminated on 01 January 2011, seven years after the entry into force of the U.S.-Chile FTA.

Documents relating to the entry into force
01 January 2011 Chile-U.S. FTA celebrates seventh anniversary and eliminates tariffs on 134 new Chilean products in Spanish PDF 
25 August 2004 Correction to the U.S.-Chile FTA SpanishPDF
25 June 2004 Corrections to Chapter 3 Section G of the Spanish Text of the U.S.-Chile FTA SpanishPDF
December 2003 United States International Trade Commission (USITC). Modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to Implement the United States-Chile Free Trade AgreementPDF
30 December 2003 Proclamation 7746: To Implement the U.S.-Chile FTAPDF
03 September 2003 U.S. Public Law 108-77- Act to implement the United States-Chile Free Trade AgreementPDF
01 December 2003 Supreme Decree No 312 implementing the FTA SpanishPDF
Source: Biblioteca del Congreso de Chile; Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON); Official White House website; United States International Trade Commission (USITC); U.S. Library of Congress

  Implementation of the Agreement
   

Article 21.1 of the Agreement establishes a Free Trade Commission made up of cabinet-level representatives or their designees. The Commission is responsible for supervising the implementation and further elaboration of the Agreement; to seek to resolve disputes arising under the Agreement; to supervise the work of committees and working groups established under the Agreement and to consider any other matters that may affect the operation of the Agreement.

The Commission may also establish committees and working groups, and further the implementation of the Agreement by approving modifications of the tariff elimination schedules (Annex 3.3) by accelerating tariff elimination; the specific rules of origin established in Annex 4.1, the Common Guidelines references in Article 4.17 and the Sections of Annex 9.1 of the Government Procurement chapter.

Documents relating to the Implementation of the agreement
03 November 2011 Modifications to Annex 4.1 of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (effective 1 November 2011) PDF 
19 May 2006 Rules of Procedure referenced on Article 22.10 adopted by the U.S.-Chile FTA Trade Commission in Spanish PDF
20 June 2005 Federal Register notice (70 FR 35494) which modifies the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the Unites States (HTS) in order to correct errors in tariff rates for a small number of originating goods under the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (US-CFTA). PDF
Source: Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile; U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Documents relating to the Free Trade Commission
11 June 2015

Washington, D.C. Tenth meeting of the U.S.–Chile Free Trade Commission in Spanish PDF New!

02-03 June 2014 Santiago, Chile: Ninth meeting of the U.S.–Chile Free Trade Commission PDF
03 July 2012 San Diego, United States: Eighth meeting of the U.S.–Chile Free Trade Commission PDF
02 August 2011 Santiago, Chile: Seventh meeting of the U.S.–Chile Free Trade Commission PDF
12 December 2008 Santiago, Chile: Fifth meeting of the Free Trade Commission PDF
29-30 November 2007

Washington, D.C.: Fourth meeting of the Free Trade CommissionPDF

24 January 2007 Santiago, Chile: Third meeting of the Free Trade Commission in Spanish PDF
05 December 2005 Washington, D.C. : Second meeting of the Free Trade CommissionPDF
03 June 2004 Pucón, Chile:  First meeting of the Free Trade Commission
Source: Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON); Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

Article 7.8 of the Agreement establishes a Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade, comprising representatives of each Party.

Documents relating to the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade
02 December 2010 Eighth Meeting of the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade in Spanish PDF
Fuente: Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON)

  Environmental Cooperation Agreements
   

The U.S.-Chile FTA provides, in Article 19.3, for the establishment of an Environmental Affairs Council, to meet yearly to discuss the implementation of and progress in Chapter 19.
On 17 June 2003, Chile and the United States signed an Agreement on Environmental Cooperation as part of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement. This agreement created a bilateral consultative mechanism, the Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation, to address environmental and natural resource issues. This Joint Commission is to meet every two years.

The first meetings of the Environment Affairs Council and the U.S. - Chile Joint Commission on Environmental Cooperation were held in Santiago, Chile on 22 July 2004. This meeting initiated the development of a joint Work Program for 2005-2006. The Environmental Council has held five meetings, the last of which took place in Washington, DC on 20 January 2010. On 09 January 2013, the sixth meeting of the U.S.-Chile Environmental Affairs Council and fourth meeting of the U.S.-Chile Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation took place.

Documents relating to the environmental provisions
of the FTA and the Environmental Cooperation Agreement
09 January 2013 Sixth Meeting of the U.S.-Chile Environmental Affairs Council and Fourth Meeting of the U.S.-Chile Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation PDF
20 January 2010 Fifth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council pdf
21 April 2008 Fourth meeting of the Environmental Affairs CouncilPDF
24 October 2006 Third meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council and Second meeting of the Joint Commission on Environmental Cooperation in Spanish PDF
16 February 2005 U.S. - Chile Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Environmental Cooperation Agreement, 2005-2006 Work ProgramPDF
24 October 2005 Second meeting of the Environmental Affairs CouncilPDF
22 July 2004 First meeting of the Environmental Affairs CouncilPDF
17 June 2003 Agreement on Environmental CooperationPDF
Source: Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR); U.S. Department of State

  Labor Cooperation Mechanism
    Article 18.4 of the FTA establishes a Labor Affairs Council to meet within the first year of the entry into force of the Agreement and thereafter as often as it considers necessary. Article 18.5 sets out a Labor Cooperation Mechanism, elaborated in Annex 18.5.

  Articles and Related Studies
   
May 2015 Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON). Análisis de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y Estados Unidos en el marco del Tratado de Libre Comercio esp pdf New!
January 2014 Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON). Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y Estados Unidos a diez años de la entrada en vigencia del Tratado de Libre Comercio esp pdf
January 2013 Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON). Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y Estados Unidos a nueve años de la entrada en vigencia del Tratado de Libre Comercio esppdf
January 2012 Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON). Relaciones económicas entre Chile y Estados Unidos, evaluación a ocho años de la entrada en vigencia del Tratado de Libre Comercio. Enero 2012  esppdf
December 2010 Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON). Relaciones económicas entre Chile y Estados Unidos, evaluación a siete años de la entrada en vigencia del Tratado de Libre Comercio. Diciembre 2010 esppdf
December 2009 Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON). Relaciones económicas entre Chile y Estados Unidos, evaluación a seis años del TLC esppdf
January 2007 Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON). Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales Chile-Estados Unidos después de tres años de entrada en vigencia del TLC SpanishPDF
18 August 2006 Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). United States - Chile Free Trade Agreement: 2005 Annual Product Review and Tariff DeterminationsPDF 
March 2006 Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON). Evaluación TLC entre Chile y EE.UU. 2005. SpanishPDF
March 2005 Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON). Evaluación TLC entre Chile y EE.UU. 2004 SpanishPDF
January 2005 Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON). Evaluación TLC entre Chile y EE.UU. 2004 SpanishPDF
July 2004 Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON). Evaluación TLC Chile - EE.UU Enero - abril 2004 SpanishPDF
November 2003 Banco Central de Chile. Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Chile y Estados Unidos: Revisión de estudios que cuantifican su impacto SpanishPDF
September 2003 Congressional Research Services. CRS Issue Brief for Congress: Trade and the AmericasPDF
August 2003 Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON). Tratado de Libre Comercio Chile-Estados Unidos SpanishPDF
July 2003 U.S. Department of Labor. U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement:  Potential Economywide and Selected Sectoral EffectsPDF
June 2003 Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina. Análisis de Tratado de Libre Comercio Chile - Estados Unidos SpanishPDF
June 2003 United States International Trade Commission (USITC). U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement:  Potential Economywide and Selected Sectoral EffectsPDF
June 2003 Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Final Environmental Review of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement PDF
April 2003 Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON). Chile-U.S. Free Trade Agreement: Lessons and best practicesPDF
December 2002 Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Summary of the Free Trade Agreement between the United States of America and Chile

  Sources
 
 
Spanish version 
Recent Developments
  11 June 2015. Tenth meeting of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Commission New!
   

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