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U.S.-Chile FTA

      

Timetable/Milestones

  • Entered into force: Jan. 1, 2004
  • Senate vote to implement agreement (65-32) July 31, 2003
  • House Vote to implement agreement (270-156) July 23, 1003
  • Agreement signed by governments (Bush Administration): June 6, 2003
  • Negotiations closed: Dec. 11, 2002
  • Negotiations began: Dec. 6, 2000

Chile Sugar Facts

  • Production (Avg. 2005-2007): 405,000 metric tons
  • Consumption (Avg. 2005-2007): 676,667 metric tons
  • Imports (Avg. 2005-2007): 261,667 metric tons
  • Exports: (Avg. 2005-2007): None

Historical Access

Chile does not export sugar to the U.S. under the WTO minimum tariff rate quota (TRQ).

Additional Access Granted to U.S.

  • A transition period of 12 years (2004-2016).
  • Second-tier tariff reduced from 16.21 cents per pound for refined sugar to zero over 12 years, in equal annual reductions.
  • An initial 2,000 metric ton TRQ, which includes raw and refined sugar and sugar-containing products, will grow by 5% per year, to 3,258 metric tons in Year 11, and will be eliminated in Year 12 (2015).
  • Chile can only export to the U.S. if it is a net exporter of sugar.

Tariff Schedule

Year Quantity (Metric Tons)
1 (2004) 2,000
2 (2005) 2,100
3 (2006) 2,205
4 (2007) 2,315
5 (2008) 2,431
6 (2009) 2,553
7 (2010) 2,680
8 (2011) 2,814
9 (2012) 2,955
10 (2013) 3,103
11 (2014) 3,258
12 (2015) unlimited


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