Overview of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement
Last Published: 12/16/2016
General Information
The U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) went into force in 2004 and, as of January 1, 2015, all qualifiying products are duty free. To be eligible for tariff-free treatment under the FTA, products must meet the relevant rules of origin.

The FTA also provides favorable access for U.S. service suppliers. It guarantees protection to U.S. investors and U.S. copyrights, trademarks, and patents registered in Chile. In addition, Chile has opened up significant government procurements to U.S. bidders.

Chile’s open economy and strong democratic institutions makes it one of the most stable countries for doing business in the region.

By Sector
Principal U.S. goods exports to Chile include mineral fuel and oil, machinery and parts, aircraft and parts, vehicles, and electrical machinery. Principal U.S. exports of services to Chile include travel, transportation, telecommunications, and business services.
 
 
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Prepared by the International Trade Administration. With its network of 108 offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. Locate the trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting http://export.gov/usoffices.



Chile Free Trade Agreements