The Chile - U.S. Free Trade Agreement

April 6, 2010 • 8:00 – 9:30 pm EDT

Lessons Learned from the Chilean Experience

This event featured summary presentations by experts from CJILC, Santiago Chile, on Chile’s experience in implementing its 2004 free trade agreement with the United States.  These presentations are based on a new report on the implementation of the FTA carried out by CJILC and the IDB.   The lessons learned from the Chilean experience will be a valuable point of reference for other countries engaged in implementing their own free trade agreements with the U.S.

I. Welcoming Remarks:

Peter DeShazo, Director, Americas Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Jon Huenemann, President, Board of Directors
Chilean American Chamber of Commerce and Principal, Miller & Chevalier LLC.

Carolyn Robert, Senior International Trade Specialist
Inter-American Development Bank

II. Panel Presentations:

“Lessons Learned from the Implementation of the Chile-U.S. Free Trade Agreement”

Esteban Tomic, President
Centro Jurídico de Implementación del Libre Comercio

“Implementation and Opportunities in Investment and Services”

Juan Araya, Advisor
Ministry of Finance of Chile

“Implementation and Opportunities in Market Access”

Juan José Pérez-Cotapos,
Eluchans y Cia and Professor, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

“Implementation and Opportunities in Public Acquisitions”

Eliel Hasson, Director
Centro Jurídico de Implementación del Libre Comercio

III. Questions and Answers

Interpretation from Spanish to English will be provided.