The governments of the Philippines and Chile on Monday agreed to pursue a possible free trade agreement, signing a letter of intent on a joint feasibility study.
This September 11th will be the forty-second anniversary of the US-backed coup against the democratically-elected Chilean government. Salvador Allende warned against neoliberalism’s disastrous effects just before he was overthrown. He was right to be worried.
Activists in Chile have made their government draw red lines on the corporate-friendly investment deal. North Americans could take a lesson.
There has never been any doubt that the United States, and especially the US Congress, wields ultimate power over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The Philippines plans to forge bilateral agreements with Mexico, Chile and Canada, after the countries started last week exploration talks aimed at further strengthening their trade and economic relations.
Chile’s ambassador to China said the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Latin America will cover several new areas, including e-commerce, government purchases, and financial services.
Australia’s medicine subsidies, Canadian films and culture, and capital controls in Chile would be carved out from investment protection rules being negotiated in a Pacific trade pact, according to a draft text released by Wikileaks on Wednesday.
Indonesia will resume free trade and economic partnership negotiations with important trading partners as President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo’s administration steps up efforts to boost exports amid the country’s economic slowdown.
Chile and the Dominican Republic expect to formally start negotiations towards a free trade agreement (FTA) in April this year, Chile’s General Director of International Economic Relations, Andrés Rebolledo said.
A Chilean delegation is set to arrive in March and may initiate talks for a bilateral free trade agreement with the Philippines, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo said over the weekend.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet got encouragement from Germany’s Angela Merkel on Monday for her push to update Chile’s free-trade pact with the European Union and improve conditions for foreign investment.
Secrecy about trade negotiations between the United States and Japan is hampering progress on a broader Pacific trade pact, a senior Chilean official said on Friday.
The free trade agreement between Hong Kong, China and Chile will enter into force on October 9, 2014, a government spokesperson said today (October 3).
Head of Chile’s agricultural sector began a trip to Asia a week ago, stopping at South Korea to sign food product export agreements. His final destination was the furthest country from his own, China. He led a delegation of representatives from public and private sectors of Chile to sign four agreements, including memorandum of understanding for the first electronic certification among Latin American countries and two food export protocols.
Latin American countries are now moving to sever diplomatic ties with the settler-colonial state — as some have done in the past — and Chile has already suspended its existing free trade agreements.
Chile has suspended Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with Israel and is considering the withdrawal of its ambassador to Tel Aviv in protest against the Israeli bombing campaign on Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.
With the US Congress deadlocked over trade, Chile’s progressive new government may be able to win new protections and increase transparency in the TPP talks, write Sarah Anderson and Imara Salas
Chilean and Canadian officials announced the expansion of their existing free trade agreement Monday. Among other changes, the agreement now includes a chapter which extends free trade rights to the financial services sector.
Thailand is expected to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Chile during the Chilean president’s visit to the country in October.
Indonesia has agreed to begin talks on a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) with Chile, hoping to use the nation as a trade hub in South America.