Mr Erik Andreas Underland, Specialist Director in the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, acted as the EFTA spokesperson, while Mr Sebastián Gómez, Director General of Bilateral Economic Affairs at the Undersecretariat for International Economic Affairs, headed the Chilean delegation.
Delegations continued their work on trade in goods, trade in services, government procurement, trade and sustainable development as well as intellectual property rights. The parties held extensive and effective discussions and made good progress on updating their existing FTA. The delegations agreed to reconvene for the fifth round in Chile during the first quarter of 2023. EFTA’s full report of the fourth round will be made available here in the coming days.
Economic relations between the EFTA States and Chile
Bilateral EFTA–Chile merchandise trade reached almost USD 690 million in 2021. EFTA’s main exports to Chile were pharmaceutical products, machinery, medical instruments and clocks and watches. For the same year, imports from Chile consisted mainly of chemicals, fruits and nuts, animal feed and beverages.
Read more about merchandise trade between EFTA and Chile here.
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