The Commission`s services state in this document that it is important to stress that the modernised agreement will update an existing agreement that has already liberalised much of trade. The agreement establishes a high level of intellectual property rights protection (Article 46), covering areas such as patents, trademarks and copyrights, and, in some areas, goes beyond what is provided for in the WTO agreement on trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS) and other international agreements and contracts. The chapter on competition (Articles 72-80) deals mainly with cooperation, notification, consultation and the exchange of non-confidential information between Chilean competition authorities and the relevant authorities of EFTA Member States. Consultations are included when important interests of Chile or an EFTA Member State may be affected; However, consultation does not affect the full freedom of decision of the competent authority. With respect to so-called enterprises and companies to which special or exclusive rights have been granted, the parties ensure that no measures are adopted or maintained to distort the trade in goods or services between the parties to a measure contrary to the interests of the parties and that these undertakings are subject to competition rules. , to the extent that the application of these provisions does not impede the implementation of these provisions. , in law or in fact, the particular tasks entrusted to them. On 9 June 2020, the European Commission published a report summarising the progress made during the seventh round of negotiations, which ended from 25 to 29 May. Progress has been made in parts of the “Services” chapter, in rules of origin, technical barriers to trade, good regulatory practices, public procurement, institutional provisions and certain provisions relating to intellectual property rights.
He described progress in health and plant health policy, transparency, anti-corruption, customs facilitation and trade facilitation as “very advanced”. See the mandate and negotiating guidelines here. On 24 November 1999, the Joint European Union-Chile Council met in Brussels (Belgium), the first meeting of the Joint Council of the European Union-Chile, defined in the framework agreement. The Joint Council has defined the structure, methodology and timetable for negotiations for a political and economic association agreement between Chile and the European Community and its Member States. Negotiations for an association agreement between Chile and the EU began in 2000. As part of the EU-Chile Mutual Agreement on the Modernization of the Free Trade Agreement (2003), which is part of the EU-Chile Association Agreement (2002), as well as several developments on both sides since its conclusion, the Commission has published a position paper on a Sustainable Development Impact Analysis (AIS) commissioned on 7 May 2019 by an independent consultant.