All regulatory information for exporting wine to Chile, including the regulatory environment, duties and taxes, and permitted additives.
Chile is a minor export market for Australian wine. Nevertheless, with tariff rates for Australian products falling to zero in 2015, combined with Chile’s established wine market, present good opportunities for Australian wine.
The Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement (ACI-FTA) came into effect on 6 March 2009. The Agreement provides Australian businesses with significantly improved market access by eliminating 92 per cent of tariff lines on 97 per cent of Australian goods currently traded; and includes exports of coal, meat, wine and key dairy products.
Chile and Australia are both members of the finalised Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
Chile and Australia are both active members of the World Wine Trade Group and APEC’s Wine Regulatory Forum.
Chile’s Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) (Minsal) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Service (Servicio Agricola y Ganadero) (SAG) regulate food products. SAG is responsible for enforcing specific regulations concerning alcoholic beverages and certification of organic foods.
The following information is sourced from Law No. 18,455 78 on the Production, Manufacturing and Marketing of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic Beverages and Vinegar 1985 and Decree No.78 on the Production and Sale of Ethyl Alcohols, Alcoholic Beverages and Vinegars 1986. These laws are administered by SAG.
The National Customs Service of Chile is jointly responsible with SAG for the import procedures.
Import procedures for the Chilean market
Duties and Taxes for the Chilean Market
Labelling Requirements for the Chilean market
Wine standards for the Chilean market