Market profile

Chile is home to over 120 Australian companies, by far the largest Australian presence in Latin America. The Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement, a double taxation agreement and a transparent process for doing business make it a natural hub for Australian companies.

The trade relationship between Australia and Chile has been dominated by the Mining and METS (mining equipment, technology and services) sector, however in recent years, this interest has diversified and now includes agriculture, genetics trade, food, infrastructure development, health, transport and logistics.

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Facts

  • Imports from Chile A$1,124 million
  • Exports to Chile A$492 million
  • Capital Santiago
  • Official Language Spanish
  • Area 743,532 sq km
  • Population 18 million

Events

Australia Future Unlimited Education Pavilions LATAM 2017
30 Mar 2017
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Exponor 2017
15 May 2017
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Country information provided by DFAT

Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Chile and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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Free Trade Agreement

Information on Trade Agreements in force and in negotiation, plus market videos detailing insights and opportunities.

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APEC Business Travel Card Scheme

Managed by the Department of Immigration, the APEC Business Travel Card Scheme was developed to make travelling within the 21 APEC member countries much simpler and more efficient.

Bilateral agreements

Australia has social security agreements with several countries that address the issue of 'double super coverage' for employees sent to work overseas. To take advantage of these agreements, Australian employers sending employees overseas to work must apply to the Tax Office for a Certificate of coverage.

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