Exporting Products to CHILE

Location: Chile is located in the south-west corner of America, is bordered by Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, and the Pacific Ocean. Its capital and largest city is Santiago.

Is there a trade agreement between Chile and the UK? Yes. The present agreement between the United Kingdom and Chile replaces the one negociated by the European Union and Chile.

Currency of Chile: Peso (CLP).

Official language: Spanish.


Shipping from the UK to Chile

Transit time via air from the UK to airport in Chile is approximately 1 to 3 days. Chile's main cargo international airport is Nuevo Pudahuel, located near Santiago.


Transit time via sea from the UK to port in Chile is approximately 30 days. Chile’s main sea ports are San Antonio and Valparaiso.


Export documents required include packing list, commercial invoice, and health / organic / origin / phytosanitary certificate(s) where applicable. Requirements for the Chilean importer include having a tax indentification number (RUT). Requirements for the British exporter include having an EORI number.


Top-10 products exported from the United Kingdom to Chile in 2019

1. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical
    appliances; parts thereof
    .................................................................................................$376.3 M

2. Vehicles; other than railway or tramway rolling stock,
    and parts and accessories thereof
    .................................................................................................$106.6 M

3. Pharmaceutical products
    .................................................................................................$93.8 M

4. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    .................................................................................................$41.4 M

5. Electrical/electronic equipment
    .................................................................................................$32.7 M

6. Optical/photo/technical/medical apparatus;
    parts and accessories
    .................................................................................................$32.3 M

7. Residues, wastes of food industry, animal fodder
    .................................................................................................$22.3 M

8. Miscellaneous chemical products
    .................................................................................................$22.0 M

9. Plastics and articles thereof
    .................................................................................................$19.2 M

10. Arms and ammunition, parts and accessories thereof
    .................................................................................................$13.3 M

M: Millions USD
Source: DIT / UN Comtrade



Find opportunities to export to Chile

If you are an exporter based in Britain, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), offers an online data base where you can search for current export opportunities and pitch your products to overseas buyers including Chilean importers.


If you are an importer based in Chile looking for British products, we invite you to complete the application form at great.gov.uk to access contact details of British exporters via this tool which is administrated by the UK government. When completing the form, please reply 'Britain Latin America Logistics Ltd' to the question 'Where did you hear about great.gov.uk?'


Import taxes/restrictions in Chile

If you are based in the UK, consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions for Chile by accesing the UK official export tool: goods from the United Kingdom to Chile.


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