Chile has signed more trade agreements than any other nation. It is currently party to 30 trade agreements with 70 countries (including the UK, US, China, the EU, and Japan). In 2010 Chile became the 31st member of the OECD, only the second Latin American country to join after Mexico.
For the full list of economic and other international organisations in which Chile participates click here. Also see Agreements and Treaties – Chile Abroad
Chile and the United Kingdom agreed an association agreement on January 30, 2019, with the objective of ensuring that both parties would continue benefiting from preferential trade arrangements after the UK left the European Union.
The agreement took effect on 1st January 2021, when the existing EU agreement ceased to apply to the UK.
The agreement covers issues such as:
- Certificates and Declarations of Origin
- Preferential Tariff Rates on Goods
- Sanitary and Phytosanitary Certification
- Country of Origin
- Goods in Transit in an EU Country
The UK and Chile have an annual ministerial Trade Dialogue that examines ways to boost bilateral trade, including opportunities to review and modernise the UK-Chile Association Agreement. You can find treaty documents and more relevant information about trade with Chile at the UK-Chile Association Agreement page at gov.uk.
The UK and Chile also have a number of other Agreements and Treaties including a Double Tax Treaty; Defence, Security and Police Matters; Education and Science; Economic Affairs; Culture; and Social Security.