The United States and Chile have decided to hold the 11th Round of negotiations on a U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) during the week of April 8. The 11th Round will cover market access for both agricultural and industrial products, labor, environment, dispute settlement, and investment. Between now and April the United States will be focusing its efforts on policy development and domestic consultations.
The United States and Chile further agreed to hold the 12th Round beginning May 6th. Both negotiating teams are working to meet the goal of timely and successful conclusion of the negotiations, which will be a significant step towards free trade and economic reform throughout the region.