As part of the sixth Council of the Association Agreement between Chile and the European Union, held in April 2015, Chile and the European Union discussed options to modernise their current association agreement. In addition, trade in agricultural commodities is covered by three bilateral agreements on basic agricultural products negotiated between the state of EFTA concerned (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland/Liechtenstein) and Chile. These agreements are part of the instruments for creating the free trade area. They are providing concessions on both sides. Each agreement contains specific rules of origin, usually based on „fully preserved“ criteria. Provides companies with information on intellectual property rights. This website offers beneficiaries of EU-funded research projects and SMEs participating in transnational partnership agreements free support for intellectual property and intellectual property on the front line. In early 2016, Chilean delegations met with senior officials from the European Union and the European Free Trade Association to continue the modernization of Chile`s trade agreements with the two blocs. Stories about the benefits to European exporters and importers, as well as case studies that show how trade agreements in Europe help businesses as well as local communities. A European Commission website that supports Chilean companies seeking information on customs duties, accessories, preferential agreements, quotas and other export requirements to the EU, including statistics and other useful information. Ten rounds of negotiations took place and ended on 26 April 2002. The agreement was signed on November 18, 2002. The agreement includes a political dialogue, a section on cooperation and a section on trade.
The fifth round of negotiations took place from 15 to 19 July 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. Chile and the European Union signed a framework cooperation agreement on 21 June 1996 in Florence, Italy, aimed at creating a political and economic association. The agreement came into force on February 1, 1999. The full agreement came into force on March 1, 2005. On 24 November 1999, the Joint European Union-Chile Council met in Brussels (Belgium), the first meeting of the Joint Council of the European Union-Chile, defined in the framework agreement. The Joint Council has defined the structure, methodology and timetable for negotiations for a political and economic association agreement between Chile and the European Community and its Member States. Negotiations for an association agreement between Chile and the EU began in 2000. The agreement covers all major areas of trade relations, including trade in goods, trade in services and investment, public procurement, competition and intellectual property. A joint committee is set up to monitor the agreement.
It also contains dispute resolution provisions. In addition, EFTA states and Chile have concluded bilateral agricultural agreements. A round of negotiations to modernize the agreement was held from 15 to 19 January 2018 in Santiago, Chile. On 22 January 2018, the European Council published the negotiating guidelines for the new modernised agreement. On 6 February 2018, the European Commission published 18 first draft texts in which it expressed its position in certain areas of negotiations for a new modernised agreement with Chile. The seventh round of negotiations on the trade pillar for the modernization of the agreement, which almost took place, ended on 29 May 2020. The eighth round of negotiations on the trade pillar for the modernization of the agreement has all but begun on 28 September 2020. This site contains information on emerging industries, often characterized by high growth rates and greater market potential.