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Foreign Trade & International Economic Relations Area

  • Coordinates and participates in free trade talks, i.e. with the United States, the European Union and Korea.
  • Advises exporters on foreign trade issues.
  • Conducts statistical and tariff reviews of new markets.
  • Advises members on the proper use of export incentives.
  • Advises exporters on certificate of origin issues.
  • Offers Internet-based issuance of Certificates of Origin required for industrial products to benefit from standing trade agreements.
  • Organizes seminars and workshops on foreign trade issues, including international negotiations, rules of origin, and incentive mechanisms.
  • Represents the views of SOFOFA and the industrial sector in foreign trade policy debates.
  • Acts as Technical Secretariat for the Entrepreneurial Advisory Committees (CASE) provided for under standing trade agreements with Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and other countries and trading blocs.
  • Formulates initiatives designed to improve access to new markets for Chilean-made industrial products.
  • Represents member concerns on trade barriers to the Chilean ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economy, and Finance.