Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
Last Published: 11/27/2019
The U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) came into force on January 1, 2004.  Tariffs on 90% of U.S. exports to Chile were eliminated immediately.  Since January 1, 2015, all trade between the U.S. and Chile became duty-free (i.e. zero tariff).  For those products not of U.S. (or other FTA country) origin, Chile generally applies a uniform 6% tariff.

The U.S.-Chile FTA further addressed some other non-tariff import taxes that Chile applied.  For example, under the FTA, Chile eliminated the 50% duty surcharge applied to used goods originating from the United States.  In addition, Chile agreed to phase out its luxury tax on U.S.-made automobiles.  As of January 2007, the tax was eliminated completely. 

Certain other imported “luxury goods” incur a 15% tax upon entry into Chile. These include:  beer, chicha, cider, wine and champagne; gold, platinum, and white ivory articles; jewelry and natural or synthetic precious stones; fine furs; mobile home trailers; caviar conserves and their derivatives; pyrotechnic articles, such as fireworks, petards, and similar items (except for industrial, mining or agricultural use); air or gas arms and their accessories (except for underwater hunting); electric vehicles; and fine carpets and similar articles. Other liquors, such as grape pisco, whisky, aguardiente face a 31.5% tax, wines, sparkling wine cider and beer face a 20.5% tax. Tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars and processed tobacco, are subject to additional 61%, 51% and 57.9% taxes, respectively. Additionally, all imports are subject to the same 19% Value Added Tax (IVA) imposed on domestic goods.

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