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Chile Exports

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Get connected today to a huge network of Chilean Suppliers and Manufacturers. Export Portal is one of the top USA-based online platforms connecting suppliers with buyers in domestic and global trade. Buyers feel safe and confident in doing business with Chilean Suppliers that have been verified buy Export Portal and awarded a Verified Seller sign, which is displayed in Chile's exporter, supplier or manufacturer listings.

Chile is completely open to international trade. The country can be characterized by one of the world’s most business-friendly environments, thus year after year attracting a great number of well-known international investors.

Chile, one of the most competitive and open economies in the world, has signed more free trade agreements than any other country. For instance in 2008, the nation had FTAs more than 90% of its trade partners such as Australia, India, the US, Japan, China, Mexico, South Korea and the EU.

It has developed its trade integration with the world through:

• Unilateral tariff reductions (currently a flat rate of 6% and an effective rate of about 1%);
• Free trade agreements;
• Multi-lateral agreements.

And what about the country's exports? Chile has signed numerous trade agreements to facilitate its exports around the world. The nation’s primary export commodities include natural resources (mainly copper), fruit, wine, fish products, paper, pulp, and chemicals.

Being an international trade site, Export Portal features numerous trade leads posted by Best Chilean Fruit Exporters and Suppliers, Chile Copper Suppliers and Manufacturers, Chilean Wine Suppliers, Chilean Paper Exporters, or Chile Seafood Exporting Suppliers and Manufacturers.

Export Portal makes it easy and safe to market your products globally.


Chile Imports

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Want to start importing to Chile? It doesn't matter if you are an established business, or a start-up, Export Portal is your one stop destination for advertising your company globally. Check out the Chilean Trade, Chilean Exports, Chilean Imports, Chilean Business Partners here.

Chile is considered to be a very open market. There are a lot of advantages of exporting your products to Chile, as the country's free trade agreements cover 62% of the world. This resulted in the tariff reductions on imports. What is more Chile has been recently ranked among the most highly industrialized South American countries. It is also Latin America's top ranked country in World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking. For instance, you can set up a business in a day in Chile.

The nation primarily imports finished goods for its consumers and industries such as chemicals, electronics, petroleum, telecom equipment, vehicles and industrial machinery. According to a global business research in 2013, Chile is the 2nd best emerging market for retail opportunities. This factor presents considerable opportunities for global exporters and suppliers.These cover a wide range of sectors that include:

  • clothing and footwear;

  • home and kitchen appliances;

  • health and beauty products;

  • food products;

  • alcoholic beverages, especially high quality whisky

Export Portal is your number one destination to search for exporters from Chile or to start exporting and grow your exports to Chile. Contact directly Chilean Importers and Exporters or find business partners in Chile. Export Portal is a trade portal site to offer you the best b-2-b directory of Chilean products and companies for international trade and commerce.

Customs requirements of Chile

Chile Customs Contact Information


Telephone: (56 32) 2134 500 

Address: Plaza Sotomayor 60, Valparaíso- CHILE 


Chile is a country situated in South America, bordered by Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and the Drake Passage. Chile is a party to bilateral trade agreements with Bolivia, Colombia, Canada, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. The country is also a member of the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Currently, Chile is negotiating trade agreements with Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua) and plans to initiate negotiations with the European Union, New Zealand, Japan, and other countries.

Chile actively participates in the World Trade Organization and the CODEX Alimentarius Commission. The country is concerned that unscientific technical trade barriers may adversely affect its exports, the government supports the standardization of sanitary and phytosanitary trading regulations.


Import procedures 

At the time of importation, the importer or representative must fill out an application of inspection (and have available original papers for previous required registrations with SAG). The form to be filled out is a Certificate of Customs Destination (Certificado de Destinación Aduanero or C.D.A.) that is issued by the SAG offices located at ports of entry.

The importer must also file an Authorization for Use and Disposal (Certificado de Uso y Disposición), which verifies that the product in question does not represent a threat to the public. To obtain this Certificate, the importer will need to present the following documentation:

  • two copies of the Certificate of Customs Destination (CDA)
  • certificate of Free Sale

The product is then sampled by the SAG inspectors, to be analyzed in their laboratories. The product cannot be removed during this time, until the results of the analysis are complete. The product will then be declared "suitable for import" ("apto para importar"), which means the product is free to remove and in proper conditions to be commercialized, or "not suitable for import" ("no apto para importar"), which would require the product to be re-exported or destroyed.

The results of the sample analysis are communicated to the importer through a Notification Act (Acta de Notificación), which classifies the product and its final destination (e.g., warehouse, storage facility, etc.). This sample analysis is valid for one year, but only applies to products that are identical in nature.

Required documents 

The following is a list of documents that may be required in order to import goods into Chile: 

  • Certificate of Origin 
  • Certificate of Free Sale (which must be issued by the sanitary authority in the country of origin)
  • Certificate of Customs Destination (Certificado de Destinación Aduanero or C.D.A.) (which is required by Customs officials at time of entry; the form may be obtained from SAG offices at the port of entry)
  • Certificate of Analysis/Statement of Analysis ( a chemical analysis of the product in question should be completed in the country of origin and accompany the product)
  • Commercial invoice
  • Bill of lading or Airway bill (depending on the transportation means to be used)
  • Insurance certificate
  • Packing List
  • Pro-Forma Invoice

All imported products shall comply with all labeling provisions hereunder. Any information required hereunder and not included on the original label, not in Spanish, or not shown as provided hereunder, shall be added on a label affixed permanently to the container, of adequate size and location, and including at least the information on the original label. Labels must be in Spanish, but the information may be repeated in another language. Sticker labels may be used, but must first be approved.

Products prohibited from export include narcotics and illegal drugs. Certain sensitive products require authorization, such as copper and some agricultural products, which are subject to seasonal restrictions. In addition, certain items are prohibited on all international destinations unless otherwise indicated, such as human limbs, embryos, explosives, firearms, obscene material, polluting waste, etc.


Export Taxes

Exports are not subject to customs duties or the VAT.

Export Clearance

All goods leaving Chile must be cleared by the customs office. An export declaration must be submitted to the customs. If the value of the goods exceeds USD 1,000, the exporter mustsubmit a DUS (Documento Unico Salida) or an embarkation order.

In order to comply with international agreements and to collect statistics, an export license may be required, and for the export of certain goods the exporter must obtain government permission to export before departure. Goods subject to this type of control include firearms and other weapons, narcotics and psychotropes, plus goods subject to CITES.

A phytosanitary certificate is required prior to exporting any agricultural products (wood, wine, raisins).

Necessary Declarations

Exporting certain produits requires an export licence, as well as phytosanitary ceftificates and quality control certificates for products subjects to health services control (Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública), agricultural products (Servicio Agricola y Ganadero, SAG) and fish (Servicio Nacional de Pesca, SERNAP).

The Department of Defense (Ministerio de Defensa Nacional de Chile) is responsible for exports of commercial goods that may have military applications (dual-use). The application of licenses depends on, among other factors, the technical features of the product, its destination, end-use and end-user. Controled products include chemicals, fish and endangered wildlife, defense services and articles, weapons and ammunition, nuclear materials, equipment and technology, fuels, medicines and medical devices.