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Santiago skyline
  • Imports from Chile A$1,244 million
  • Exports to Chile A$351 million
  • Capital Santiago
  • Official Language Spanish
  • Area 757,000 sq km
  • Population 17.4 million

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EXPOMIN 2014, Chile
21 Apr 2014 - 25 Apr 2014
Santiago , Chile
Water and environmental solutions mission to Latin America
21 Apr 2014 - 29 Apr 2014
Chile, Peru and Mexico  ,
Australia Future Unlimited: UECA Mission Latin America 2014
28 Aug 2014 - 2 Sep 2014
Colombia, Brazil and Chile  ,

Last updated: 8 May 2013

Market profile

Insights and opportunities

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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.

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Country Profile

Content supplied by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Chile has registered solid economic growth in recent years with an estimated growth of 6.1 per cent in 2011.
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    Australia and Chile have a strong bilateral relationship, based on many shared interests and cooperation in a range of international fora.
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    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

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Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement

The ACI-FTA immediately eliminates 92 per cent of tariff lines on 97 per cent of Australian goods currently traded.

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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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