Brazil and Chile Have Multiple Common Interests and Want to Expedite Free Trade

Following the recent clash between Jair Bolsonaro and former President Michelle Bachelet, the foreign ministers of the two countries are reflecting in Brasilia on their many common interests. Connecting Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance is one of them.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil and Chile decided yesterday, September 5th, to expedite their efforts to make the free trade agreement between the two countries, signed in November last year, come into force.

This was among the items of the meeting held at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, between the foreign ministers of Chile, Teodoro Ribera, and Brazil, Ernesto Araújo.

For the agreement to come into force, the Chilean and Brazilian parliaments must approve the measure. Once approved, the agreement must be ratified by the governments of both countries.

According to the ministers, the measure will include rules to . . .

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