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.
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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.
Thailand’s Parliament yesterday endorsed the Thai-Chilean free trade agreement, which will take effect in the fourth quarter
Chile hopes to sign a free trade agreement with Thailand soon and is seeking to expand a limited one it has with India, as the Andean country looks to deepen its open, export-dependent model, foreign affairs minister Alfredo Moreno said on Saturday.
President Sebastián Piñera signed a free trade agreement with Hong Kong on Friday at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. Piñera also concluded free trade negotiations with Thailand, an agreement he hopes to implement “as soon as possible.”
Chilean Minister of Agriculture Luis Mayol signed two agreements in Bangkok Wednesday with his Thai counterpart, Theera Wongsamut. The agreements will set a common protocol for agricultural exchange and sanitary practices.
Chile views the recently finalised memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the creation of a Joint Trade and Investment Commission with South Africa as the starting point for the negotiation of a preferential trade agreement (PTA) with the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu).
Chile and India will begin negotiations on a free trade agreement at the end of the year, Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno in a television interview Tuesday.
Chile, an entry point into the South American region, soon expects to set up a free trade agreement with Indonesia
Ministers from India and Chile Tuesday decided to expand the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) to increase trade between the two nations, informed ministry of commerce and industry.
The two countries have decided to expand cooperation to various fields, such as education, culture and renewable energy, through an enhanced trade pact.
"We lose two trillion won every year because we are importing that amount of agricultural products from other countries, in this case, the United States. That means, ten percent of the population—300,000 peasants—will be forced out of their businesses every year. That means the end to our agricultural base. So, the FTA is a system for the one percent of the people."
Chile’s top trade official Rodrigo Contreras makes clear that intellectual property issues are at the forefront of his mind when he questions whether Chile should continue in the TPP.