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  • Imports from Chile A$1,004 million
  • Exports to Chile A$359 million
  • Capital Santiago
  • Official Language Spanish
  • Area 757,000 sq km
  • Population 17.6 million

Events

Australia Chile: Asia Pacific Economic Forum 2014
11 Dec 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
Santiago , Chile
EDUEXPOS Latin America 2015 – first semester
13 Feb 2015 - 26 Apr 2015
Ecuador, Peru and Chile  ,
Exponor 2015
11 May 2015 - 15 May 2015
Antofagasta , Chile

Last updated: 16 Jul 2014

Market profile

Insights and opportunities

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Latest news

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CSIRO water management expertise set to boost Chilean regional economy
1 Oct 2014
Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through the CSIRO Chile Research Foundation, has been contracted to work with the Chilean Government on an integrated ...
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Economic leadership forum to chart new directions in the Australia-Chile relationship
16 Sep 2014
Australian companies are encouraged to register their interest in attending the Australia-Chile: Asia Pacific Platforms economic forum, to be held in Santiago, Chile, on 11 - 12 December 2014.
Media releases
APEC Forum confirms economic gain by increasing women’s participation (Ministerial)
27 May 2014
The 2014 APEC Women and the Economy Forum (WEF) has strongly reaffirmed the importance of unlocking the immense economic opportunities that come from increasing women’s participation in the regional e ...

Doing Business

The Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement (ACI-FTA) came into effect on 6 March 2009. The Agreement provides Australian businesses with significantly improved market access by eliminating immediately 92 per cent of tariff lines on 97 per cent of Australian goods currently traded; includes exports of coal, meat, wine and key dairy products.

More information on doing business in Chile

Country Profile

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  • ECONOMIC CLIMATE
    Chile retains an open economy with a liberal trade regime, including a floating exchange rate, a rules-based counter-cyclical fiscal policy, and inflation-targeting, all geared towards reducing economic volatility.
    » read more at DFAT
  • TRADE RELATIONS
    Chile and Australia share a healthy and growing economic and trade relationship. Chile is Australia's third-largest trading partner in Latin America, with two-way merchandise trade totalling $1.4 billion in 2013.
    » read more at DFAT
  • FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
    The Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement entered into force on 6 March 2009. It was Australia's fifth FTA and the first with a Latin American country.
    » read more at DFAT

Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement

The ACI-FTA covers trade in goods, services and investment. Tariffs on all existing merchandise trade will be eliminated by 2015.

More information on ACI-FTA

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OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Multinational Enterprises should be aware of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises that provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business behaviour in a variety of areas, consistent with applicable domestic laws. These Guidelines are endorsed and promoted by the Australian Government. For more information, go to the AusNCP website.

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.

For more details, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.

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