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Santiago skyline
  • Imports from Chile A$1,292 million
  • Exports to Chile A$539 million
  • Capital Santiago
  • Official Language Spanish
  • Area 757,000 sq km
  • Population 17.6 million

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EDUEXPOS Latin America 2015 – second semester
1 Sep 2015 - 17 Oct 2015
Ecuador, Peru and Chile  ,

Last updated: 16 Jul 2014

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30 Apr 2015
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Showcasing Australian expertise at Chile’s premier mining convention
24 Mar 2015
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Australia supports APEC scholarships portal (Ministerial)
24 Feb 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb and Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne have welcomed the launch of a new APEC scholarships and internships online portal.
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Robb to visit South America (Ministerial)
5 Dec 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb will visit Brazil, Peru and Chile from 6 to 13 December to promote bilateral trade and investment, and to explore ways to enhance Australia’s engagement i ...
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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 ...

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

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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.

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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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