HONG KONG - CHILE TRADE RELATIONS
CHILE AND HONG KONG ARE IMPORTANT TRADING PARTNERS
- In 2021, Chile was Hong Kong's 3rd largest trading partner in Latin America and 30th worldwide. Hong Kong was Chile's 52nd largest trading partner in 2021.
- In 2021, bilateral merchandise trade between Chile and Hong Kong increased by 46.4% from 2020, amounted to HK$20,870 million. The average annual growth rate from 2017 to 2021 was 20.2%.
- Hong Kong imported HK$14,814 million worth of goods from Chile in 2021. Major imports included vegetables and fruit; fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic invertebrates; and beverages.
- In 2021, Hong Kong's domestic exports of goods to Chile amounted to HK$7 million. Major domestic exports to Chile included plastics in non-primary forms; jewellery, goldsmiths' and silversmiths' wares, and other articles of precious or semi-precious materials; and miscellaneous edible products and preparations.
- Hong Kong's re-exports of goods to Chile totalled HK$6,050 million in 2021. Major re-exports were telecommunications equipment; office machines and automatic data processing machines; and electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof.
HONG KONG IS AN IMPORTANT ENTREPÔT FOR SINO-CHILE TRADE
- Hong Kong is an important entrepôt for merchandise trade between Chile and Mainland China. In 2021, about HK$16,443 million, representing around 3% of the total trade between Chile and Mainland China, was routed through Hong Kong.
HONG KONG IS AN IMPORTANT LOCATION FOR CHILEAN INTERESTS
- Hong Kong is a separate customs territory and participates in the World Trade Organization as a full and separate member, using the name "Hong Kong, China".
- Hong Kong welcomes overseas investment and offers an environment in which there is a free flow of capital and return on investment without exchange controls.
- As at 1 June 2021, there were fewer than 5 regional offices in Hong Kong with parent companies located in Chile.
- Hong Kong and Chile signed a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in September 2012 and the FTA entered into force on 9 October 2014. The Agreement, encompassing trade in goods and services, investment, and other trade-related areas, strengthens trade and investment ties between the two economies.
- Hong Kong and Chile signed an exchange of notes on 18 January 2022 to confirm the updated commitments of both sides on trade in services under the FTA which will take effect after both sides have completed all the necessary procedures.
- Building on the FTA, Hong Kong and Chile signed an Investment Agreement in November 2016 which entered into force on 14 July 2019. The Investment Agreement gives additional assurance to investors, facilitates investment flows, and complements the FTA in strengthening the economic and trade ties between the two places.
|Summary of Hong Kong's Trade with Chile (in HK$ million)|
Trade and Industry Department
The Government of the Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region
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Telephone: (852) 2398 5405
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