Importing Products from CHILE

Location: Chile is located in the south-west corner of America, is bordered by Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, and the Pacific Ocean. Its capital and largest city is Santiago.

Is there a trade agreement betwenn Chile and UK? Yes. The present agreement between the United Kingdom and Chile replaces the one negociated by the European Union and Chile.

Currency of Chile: Peso (CLP).

Official language: Spanish.


Shipping from Chile to the UK

Transit time via air from Chile to airport in the UK is approximately 1 to 3 days. Chile's main cargo international airport is Nuevo Pudahuel, located near Santiago.


Transit time via sea from Chile to port in the UK is approximately 30 days. Chile’s main sea ports are San Antonio and Valparaiso.


Import documents required include packing list, commercial invoice, and health / organic / origin / phytosanitary certificate(s) where applicable. Requirements for the Chilean exporter include having a tax indentification number (RUT). Requirements for the British importer include having an EORI number.


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Top-10 product types imported from Chile to United Kingdom in 2019

1. Edible fruit and nuts
    ................................................................................................$270.3 M

2. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    ................................................................................................$196.1 M

3. Meat and edible meat offal
    ................................................................................................$28.8 M

4. Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp,
    of paper or paperboard
    ................................................................................................$24.4 M

5. Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
    ................................................................................................$22.1 M

6. Animal, vegetable fats and oils, cleavage products
    ................................................................................................$10.8 M

7. Ores, slag and ash
    ................................................................................................$9.2 M

8. Vegetable, fruit, nut, food preparations
    ................................................................................................$8.7 M

9. Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic invertebrates
    ................................................................................................$7.5 M

10. Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope
    ................................................................................................$6.9 M

M: Millions USD
Source: DIT / UN Comtrade



Where to search for Chilean exporters/products

prochile

Visit the Export Directory and ChileB2B, these online tools are managed by Prochile, the official institution in charge of the commercial promotion of exports in Chile. The tools enable buyers around the world to find Chilean business partners and their exportable supply.

Import taxes/restrictions in the United Kingdom

Visit the UK Trade Tariff to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) to Chilean products. This is done by entering either the tariff code or the description of the particular commodity on the site's search tool.


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