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China, Chile put free trade agreement into effect
China and Chile’s free trade agreement, which is expected to eventually exempt 97 percent of all trade goods from import tariffs, went into effect on Sunday.
Chile, Japan free trade agreement
Chile and Japan have negotiated a free trade agreement that among other facilities will sever bilateral exchange tariffs by 92 percent.
Chile re-enters Andean Community
A council of Andean foreign ministers yesterday approved Chile’s re-entry to the Andean Community of Nations trade group after a three-decade absence.
Japanese Cabinet OKs Chile trade pact
Japan’s Cabinet approved a bilateral free trade pact with Chile on Friday, an official said.
Colombia sees free-trade deal with Chile signed on Nov 27
Colombia and Chile will sign a free-trade agreement on Nov. 27 instead of in January as originally announced because negotiations are going faster than expected, President Alvaro Uribe said in New York on Thursday.
Japan, Chile reach basic agreement on free trade
Japan and Chile have agreed on a bilateral free trade pact, a Foreign Ministry official said Thursday.
Rough trade: the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement
The Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA), signed 10 years ago, has some discouraging lessons to offer would-be bilateralists. And lesson No. 1 would be: Don’t expect such agreements to boost trade.
Chile to start free trade talks with Australia
Chile plans to add Australia, Thailand and Malaysia to a growing list of free -trade partners as it pushes to become Asia’s gateway to Latin America, Foreign Minister Alejandro Foxley said on Thursday.
Pisco sour
Little by little, South America is dividing itself into two very different trade blocks. Mercosur, based on Brazil and Argentina and recently joined by Venezuela, is relatively protectionist and suspicious of bilateral trade deals with the United States. Most countries on the Pacific seaboard are committed to free trade with both el norte and Asia.
A bridge between Asia and South America
In the last few months, Chile has made it clear that it intends to become a trade platform between the vast Asia Pacific region and the Andean countries, by means of trade treaties and political integration. Prompt re-entry into the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) would be a step in that direction.
Chile formally requests incorporation to CAN
Chile formally requested incorporation to the Andean Community of Nations, CAN, in a letter sent by President Michelle Bachelet to her counterparts from Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru, reported Foreign Affairs minister Alejandro Foxley.
Bachelet signs China-Chile free-trade agreement
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a free-trade agreement with China to increase sales of copper, fruit and fish oil to Asia’s second-biggest economy.
Chile eyes Viet Nam free trade deal
Viet Nam will receive priority under Chile’s plans to develop its free trade agreement (FTA), according to the Chilean Foreign Ministry’s External Economic Department.
P4 trade deal takes another step
The ratification of the trade deal between New Zealand, Chile, Brunei and Singapore has taken another step with the Chilean senate approving the deal.
Chile, China ratify free trade accord
Chile’s Senate on Wednesday unanimously voted to ratify a free trade agreement with China, Foreign Minister Alejandro Foxley said.
Chilean legislators ratify FTA with China
Legislators in Chile’s lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a free trade agreement with China. The agreement, China’s first with a Latin American nation, now passes to the Senate for final ratification.
FTA negotiations with Chile resume
Japan and Chile began five days of official talks Monday in Tokyo aimed at concluding a bilateral free-trade agreement by the end of the year.
Chile, Panama Sign Free Trade Agreement
Chile and Panama signed a tree trade agreement that severs 98 percent trade tariffs, 15 years in Panama and 10 years in Chile.
Other countries urged to join P4 trade agreement
New Zealand and Singapore are encouraging other countries to join the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement, dubbed the "P4" that also includes Chile and Brunei.
Free trade pact: Follow Chile’s lead
"I felt like I was negotiating with US interest groups, not with the US government," says Alicia Frohmann, one of Chile’s chief negotiators on the US-Chile FTA, to Korean negotiators.