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EU-Chile Advanced Framework Agreement

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Towards an EU-Chile Advanced Framework Agreement

The existing EU-Chile Association Agreement is currently being modernised through two parallel legal instruments: the Advanced Framework Agreement, and an Interim Trade Agreement. The Interim Trade Agreement will be repealed and replaced by the Advanced Framework Agreement once the latter enters into force. 

Both legal instruments were signed on 13 December 2023. The European Parliament gave its consent to them on 29 February 2024.

The negotiating directives for the modernisation of the existing EU-Chile Association Agreement were first adopted by the Council in November 2017, setting out the scope of the negotiations. The EU and Chile concluded the modernisation negotiations on 9 December 2022.

The modernised EU-Chile Advanced Framework Agreement deepens the trade and investment relationship between the EU and Chile. It removes most the remaining trade tariffs on goods, facilitates increased trade in services, and makes it easier for small companies to do business. 

The Advanced Framework includes a new chapter on trade and sustainable development. The commitment to sustainable trade practices covers climate change, energy, the environment, raw materials, disaster risk reduction, and sustainable food systems. The agreement also includes social issues such as labour rights, gender equality, and responsible business conduct.

The Interim Trade Agreement will enter into force on the first day of the third month after the last party deposits its instrument of ratification. This will be Chile, as the EU has already concluded its own ratification process for the ITA.

Most but not all of the Advanced Framework Agreement will come into provisional application (pending its full entry into force after ratification by all EU Member States) when the ITA enters into force. 

About the agreement

Negotiating mandate, round reports and EU textual proposals

EU-Chile trade in your town

Pascal Guasp

The 2003 EU-Chile trade deal cut import taxes and other trade barriers. This enabled French water treatment firm, Eau Pure, to enter the Chilean market, doubling turnover in two years. The workforce has also grown from 10 to 20 employees.

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As part of its transparency commitment, the European Commission today published the report summarising progress made during the seventh round of negotiations for the modernisation of the Trade part of the EU-Chile Association Agreement took place from 25 to 29 May.

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