NEWS

WCO hosts Global RILO Meeting to discuss intelligence-related issues

Febraury 09th, 2024

From January 30 to February 1, 2024, the World Customs Organization (WCO) hosted the 31st Global Meeting of Regional Intelligence Liaison Offices (RILOs) at its headquarters in Brussels. RILO managers from around the world gathered to discuss a wide range of topics, including intelligence gathering, law enforcement application management and governance of the Global RILO Network.

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First trade report of the year showed a rebound in Chile's trade

Febraury 09th, 2024

The first trade report of the year, prepared by the Directorate of Studies of the Undersecretariat of International Economic Relations (Subrei) -with data from the Central Bank and Customs-, showed a rebound in Chile's trade exchange, which climbed to US$ 16,144 million, up 2.5% compared to January 2023 (+US$ 400 million).

Read more (in Spanish): SUBREI

The National Contact Point (PNC) highlights increase in promotion of Responsible Care (CER) standards.

Febraury 07th, 2024

The Chilean National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct (CER) announced -a few weeks ago-, an increase in progress in the promotion of CER standards and in the management of specific instances.

Read more (in Spanish): SUBREI

IATA and ICAO expand cooperation on dangerous goods transport regulations

January 29th, 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have expanded their long-standing cooperation to establish and implement global standards for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air. An agreement to this effect was concluded at IATA's Executive Offices in Geneva during a visit by ICAO Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar, during which further collaboration between the two organisations was discussed.

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New strategic plan with a focus on security presented by Customs

January 29th, 2024

On January 26, International Customs Day, the strategic plan 2023-2026 of the institution, which has the mission to control the entry and exit of goods from Chile and collects 30% of the taxes of the public coffers, which allow the government to develop projects and programs that benefit Chilean men and women, was presented to the officials of the customs service.

Read more (in Spanish): Aduanas Chile

Chile and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) successfully complete negotiations to modernize existing Free Trade Agreement

January 22nd, 2024

This Friday in Santiago, after the end of the seventh round of negotiations, the teams from Chile and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) - conformed by Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein - successfully completed the stage of negotiations for the modernization of the existing Free Trade Agreement between Chile and EFTA.

Read more (in Spanish): SUBREI

Maersk and CMA CGM confirm freight rate hikes

January 04th, 2024

Maersk and CMA CGM will impose surcharges after deciding to reroute their routes following attacks on ships in the Red Sea, as concerns grow over global trade disruption. The surcharges, intended to cover longer voyages around Africa compared to routes through the Suez Canal, add to rising shipping costs since Yemen's Houthi militant group began attacking vessels.

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Customs adds new technological equipment to support inspections in Iquique and Santiago

January 04th, 2024

These are mass spectrometers, equipment that can detect more than 100 controlled substances, including drugs, precursors and explosives, among others.

Read more (in Spanish): Aduanas Chile

SAG begins applications for the authorization of Chilean fruit and vegetable exporters to the Russian Federation

January 02nd, 2024

The Agriculture and Livestock Service, SAG in Spanish, informs that the application period for the authorization of Chilean fruit and vegetable exporters wishing to export to the Russian Federation has begun.

Read more (in Spanish): Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero Chile

China 2023: An economical recovery and growth and news on tariffs for 2024

December 27th, 2023

Foreign trade has been one of the weak points of the Chinese economy in 2023. Although the year got off to a strong start, with total trade volume growing 4.8% year-on-year in the first quarter, by November it had slowed to match that of 2022.

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Mega Tax Fraud: Customs Investigation was key to dismantle illicit association

December 21st, 2023

Named Operation Tributes, has its origin in an investigation developed by the Chilean National Customs Service, which uncovered an organized crime network that operated under the structure of illicit association and money laundering at least between the business years 2015 to 2017, led in the customs area by one of the accused, who together with his 12 operational arms and 4 front men, were dedicated to defrauding the Treasury.

Read more (in Spanish): Aduanas Chile

Global logistics sector intensifies activity despite uncertainty in demands

December 15th, 2023

It is at this time of the year that the various major e-commerce events take place, leading up to Christmas and, finally, the January sales and the increasingly important returns.

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Chile and the European Union sign Advanced Framework Agreement

December 13th, 2023

Chile and the European Union (EU) signed this afternoon in Brussels the Advanced Framework Agreement that modernising the current one, in place since 2003.

Read more (in Spanish): SUBREI

Chile completes fifth round of negotiations to reach Partial Scope Agreement with Trinidad and Tobago

December 12th, 2023

Between December 5 and 8, 2023, a delegation from the Undersecretariat for International Economic Relations (SUBREI) participated in the fifth round of negotiations for a Partial Scope Agreement between Chile and Trinidad and Tobago, held in Port of Spain.

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How to create a secure password

Guidelines and suggestions for the creation of new passwords.

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Julio Venegas and Co. Ltd. Customs Broker and Alejandra Arriaza, National Customs Director, during the WCO Congress celebrated in Santiago, November 2023.

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