Chile-MERCOSUR
Text of the agreement
  Background and Negotiations
   

The Economic Complementation Agreement between Chile and MERCOSUR (which is comprised of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) was signed on 25 June 1996 in Potrero de los Funes, Argentina. The Agreement was elaborated within the ALADI framework as a Partial Scope Economic Complementation Agreement N° 35 (ACE 35).

Chile and MERCOSUR decided to deepen trade relations by further developing their agreement in services within the framework of Economic Complementation Agreement N° 35. To that effect they met on 14 June 2007. Chile and Uruguay later met on 10 September 2007 to deepen trade relations between the two countries. After 11 rounds of negotiations, Chile and MERCOSUR ended their trade in services negotiations on 1 July 2008.

Documents relating to the further development of agreement in the area of services
01 July 2008

Chile and MERCOSUR ended trade in services negotiations SpanishPDF 

 

Joint Declaration of the Presidents of the MERCOSUR Countries Chile Spanish PDF 

10 September 2007 Chile and Uruguay agree to strengthen trade relations Spanish PDF
14 June 2007 Chile and MERCOSUR negotiate agreement on services SpanishPDF
Source: Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile (DIRECON)

  Entry Into Force
   

The Agreement entered into force on 1 October 1996.

The legal documents allowing the agreement to enter into force in each of the countries are as follows:

ARGENTINA: Decree N° 415, 18 March 1991
CHILE: Decree N° 1411, 30 September 1996
BRAZIL: Decree N° 2075, 19 November 1996
PARAGUAY: Decree N° 15939, 31 December 1996 and Law N° 1038, 20 March 1997
URUGUAY: Decree N° 663, 27 November 1985

Documents relating to the entry into force of the agreement
20 March 1997 Paraguay - Law N° 1.038 SpanishWord
19 November 1996 Brazil - Decree N° 2075 PortuguesePDF
30 September 1996 Chile - Decree N° 1.411 SpanishPDF
18 March 1991 Argentina - Decree N° 415 SpanishPDF
Source: Congreso Nacional de Chile; Ministerio de Economía y Producción de Argentina; Senado Federal do Brasil

  Implementation of the Agreement
   

Articles 46 and 47 of the Agreement establish an Administrative Commission and set out its functions, basically following the implementation of the Agreement and its Protocols and Annexes.

This Commission has set out a number of resolutions.

Resolutions issued by the Commission
24 July 1997 N° 3/97 Certificate of origin for trade fairs Spanish
22 April 1997 N° 2/97 Official entities in the signatory parties responsible for issuing certificates of origin Spanish
22 April 1997 N° 1/97 Specific rules of origin for telecommunications and informatics Spanish
28 November 1996 N° 5/96 Certificate of origin for operations conducted through pipelines Spanish
28 November 1996 N° 4/96 Register of qualified distributors to issue certificate of origin Spanish
28 November 1996 N° 3/96 Transition to ACE 35 related to the Certificate of origin Spanish
22 October 1996 N° 2/96 Procedures to facilitate the application of ACE 35 Spanish
22 October 1996 N° 1/96 Regulations of the Administrative Commission Spanish
Fuente: Secretaría General de la ALADI

The text of the agreement is supplemented by a number of additional protocols to the agreement, which guide the implementation of the agreements and in various cases, particularly with respect to specific rules of origin, make modifications to the obligations contained in the normative text. The protocols to ACE 35, including the protocol on physical integration, are listed below. The documents are listed chronologically, with the most recent one listed first.

Additional Protocols to ACE 35
27 May 2009 Fifty-third Additional Protocol: Approves Protocol on Trade in Services between MERCOSUR and Chile
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  Annex: Protocol on Trade in Services between MERCOSUR and Chile
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05 junio 2009 Fifty-second Additional Protocol: Replaces Annex 13: Rules of Origin Regime of  the Economic Complementation Agreement N° 35 between MERCOSUR and Chile
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  Annex 13: Rules of Origin Regime
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18 August 2006 Forty-sixth Additional Protocol: Appproves MERCOSUR programme of action against foot and mouth disease (PAMA) SpanishWord PortugueseWord
  Forty-sixth Additional Protocol: Annex
Programme of action against foot and mouth disease (PAMA)SpanishWord Portuguese
30 September 2005 Forty-third Additional Protocol: Preferences granted between Uruguay and Chile SpanishWord PortugueseWord
26 September 2005 Forty-fifth Additional Protocol: Modifies Article 31 regarding the drawback regime SpanishWord PortugueseWord
26 September 2005 Forty-fourth Additional Protocol: Several types of vegetable oil will enjoy, upon adoption of this Protocol, permanent tariff preferences of 100% between Chile and Argentina SpanishWord PortugueseWord
26 September 2005 Forty-second Additional Protocol: Modifies number 3 of the observations on the tariff item for fine table wines (NALADISA 2204.21.10) registered in Annex 7 SpanishWord PortugueseWord
20 September 2005 Forty-first Additional Protocol: Extends liberalization programme through the incorporation of agreed bilateral preferences between Chile and Paraguay SpanishWord PortugueseWord
  Forty-first Additional Protocol: Annex A SpanishWord PortugueseWord
  Forty-first Additional Protocol Annex B SpanishWord PortugueseWord
15 September 2005 Fortieth Additional Protocol: Authorization by Chile of a 100% preference for vehicles classified as NALADISA 8702.10.00 and 9702.90.00 to Brazil SpanishWord PortugueseWord
08 March 2004 Thirty-ninth Additional Protocol: Special agreement for mutual recognition of licenses, permits, or authorizations of radio stations for shared use between international transport (road) companies that operate in the HF band SpanishWord PortugueseWord
09 July 2003 Thirty-eighth Additional Protocol: Modifies terms for the quota granted by Brazil to Chile in Annex II of Additional Protocol XXX for NALADISA item 2008.70.10 SpanishWord PortugueseWord
18 March 2003 Thirty-seventh Additional Protocol: Establishes tariff treatment for products included in Annex 4 for trade between Chile and Paraguay and makes corresponding adjustments in Annex 4 SpanishWord PortugueseWord
2 July 2003 Thirty-seventh Additional Protocol: Annex SpanishPDF PortugueseWord
20 February 2003 Thirty-sixth Additional Protocol: Abrogates the provision regarding maximum timeframe for issuing the origin certificate SpanishWord PortugueseWord
18 March 2003 Thirty-fifth Additional Protocol: Clarifying how to fill out section 13 of the origin certificate SpanishWord PortugueseWord
20 February 2003 Thirty-fourth Additional Protocol: Adjustment to Annex 13 including rules of origin applicable to trade in auto sector parts between Brazil and Chile SpanishWord PortugueseWord
09 September 2002 Thirty-third Additional Protocol: Argentina and Chile agree to deepen preferences on several products SpanishWord PortugueseWord
  Thirty-third Additional Protocol: Annex I SpanishWord PortugueseWord
  Thirty-third Additional Protocol: Annex II SpanishWord PortugueseWord
09 September 2002 Thirty-second Additional Protocol: Argentina, Brazil and Chile agree to deepen preferences in the chemical and petrochemical sectors SpanishWord PortugueseWord
  Thirty-second Additional Protocol: Annex I SpanishWordPortugueseWord
  Thirty-second Additional Protoco: Annex II SpanishWordPortugueseWord
09 September 2002 Thirty-first Additional Protocol: Argentina and Chile incorporate the bilateral understanding on the exchange of automotive products, whose objective is free trade as of the year 2006 SpanishWord PortugueseWord
  Thirty-first Additional Protocol: Annex I SpanishWord PortugueseWord
  Thirty-first Additional Protocol: Annex II SpanishPDF PortugueseWord
30 August 2002 Thirtieth Additional Protocol: Brazil and Chile agree to deepen deveral preferences and incorporate the bilateral understanding on the exchange of automotive products, whose objective is free trade as of the year 2006 SpanishWord PortugueseWord
  Thirtieth Additional Protocol: Annex I SpanishWord PortugueseWord
  Thirtieth Additional Protocol: Annex II SpanishWord PortugueseWord
  Thirtieth Additional Protocol: Annex III SpanishWord PortugueseWord
  Thirtieth Additional Protocol: Annex IV SpanishWord PortugueseWord
  Thirtieth Additional Protocol: Annex V SpanishWord PortugueseWord
28 August 2002 Twenty-ninth Additional Protocol: Chile allows Paraguay to use its quota for frozen meat exports for fresh or refrigerated meat SpanishWord PortugueseWord
28 June 2002 Twenty-eighth Additional Protocol: Modifies Article 2 SpanishWord PortugueseWord
31 December 2001 Twenty-seventh Additional Protocol: Modifies Article 2 SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
28 September 2001 Twenty-sixth Additional Protocol: Modifies Article 31 SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
29 December 2000 Twenty-fifth Additional Protocol: Modifies the second paragraph of Article 2 (d) SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
08 May 2000 Twenty-fourth Additional Protocol: Modifies the second paragraph of Article 2 (d) SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
14 December 1999 Twenty-third Additional Protocol: Incorporates the Convention on Cooperation and Reciprocal Assistance between customs entities of the signatories SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
  Twenty-third Additional Protocol: Annex SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
19 October 1999 Twenty-second Additional Protocol: Dispute Settlement procedures SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
  Twenty-second Additional Protocol: Annex SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
19 October 1999 Twenty-first Additional Protocol: Dispute Settlement Regime SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
  Twenty-first Additional Protocol: Annex SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
20 September 1999 Twentieth Additional Protocol: Modifies the description of the product "fine table wines"- item NALADISA 2204.21.10 - negotiated by Brazil SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
20 September 1999 Nineteenth Additional Protocol: Certification of origin for exports of electrical energy SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
  Nineteenth Additional Protocol: Annex SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
20 September 1999 Eighteenth Additional Protocol: Modifies origin requirements for NALADISA item 7305.12.00 SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
20 September 1999 Seventeenth Additional Protocol: Approves instructions for filling out Certificate of Origin SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
20 September 1999 Sixteenth Additional Protocol: Approves procedure for correcting errors in Certificates of Origin SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
20 September 1999 Fifteenth Additional Protocol: Safeguard Regime SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
  Fifteenth Additional Protocol: Annex SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
13 October 1998 Fourteenth Additional Protocol: Incorporates compensations for the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
13 October 1998 Thirteenth Additional Protocol: Modifies Protocol on Physical Integration SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
13 October 1998 Twelfth Additional Protocol: Certification of origin for products exported through pipelines SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
  Twelfth Additional Protocol: Annex SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
30 July 1998 Eleventh Additional Protocol:Expands the quota authorized by Chile for Brazil for items NALADISA 8702.10.00 and 8702.90.00 during the period 1 October 1997 to 30 September 1998 SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
25 June 1998 Tenth Additional Protocol: Extends the application period for the quota for item NALADISA 2002.90.00 SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
25 June 1998 Ninth Additional Protocol: Includes tariff item NALADISA 1604.20.99 in Annex 13, Appendix 1 (b) SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
23 January 1998 Eighth Additional Protocol: Substitutes Annex 13, Article 15 SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
11 September 1997 Seventh Additional Protocol: Registers a preference authorized by Argentina in Annex 10 SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
11 September 1997 SIxth Additional Protocol: Replaces Appendix 4 and Article 13 SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
  Sixth Additional Protocol: Annex SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
14 April 1997 Fifth Additional Protocol: Modifies ANnexes 1,2,3,5,6,7,10, and 12 SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
03 March 1997 Fourth Additional Protocol: includes, extends and eliminates preferences in Annex 7 SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
28 February 1997 Third Additional Protocol: extends until 28 February 1997 the period for Argentina's quota SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
17 Febraury 1997 Second Additional Protocol: modifies quotas for Chile and Paraguay for products in Annex 7 SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
18 November 1996 First Additional Protocol: modifies the wording of Article 2(a) SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
25 June 1996 Protocol regarding physical integration SpanishWord PortuguesePDF
Source: Secretaría General de la ALADI

  Related Articles and Studies
   
October 2012 DIRECON. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y MERCOSUR a dieciseis años de la entrada en vigencia del Acuerdo de Complementación Económica Spanish PDF New
October 2011 DIRECON. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y MERCOSUR a quince años de la entrada en vigencia del Acuerdo de Complementación Económica Spanish PDF
October 2010 DIRECON. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales entre Chile y MERCOSUR a catorce años de la entrada en vigencia del Acuerdo de Complementación Económica Spanish PDF
October 2009 DIRECON. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales Chile-MERCOSUR a trece años de la entrada en vigencia del ACE-35 Spanish PDF
October 2008 DIRECON. Evaluación de las relaciones comerciales Chile-MERCOSUR a doce años de la entrada en vigencia del ACE-35 Spanish PDF
August 2005 DIRECON. Evaluación del Acuerdo de Complementación Económica Chile-MERCOSUR. Spanish PDF
April 2005 DIRECON. Resumen del Acuerdo Chile-MERCOSUR SpanishPDF

  Sources
   
 

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Recent Developments
  October 2012. Sixteenth year assessment of the agreement ¡nuevo!

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