The Republic of Chile is a Latin American country, bordered by Peru to the North, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the East, and the Drake Passage in the far South. Chile is considered one of the most stable and prosperous economies in South America.
In 2015 and 2016, France was Chile’s 4th-largest European supplier and the 2nd-largest European car exporter. Due to Chile’s stature in the global supply of copper, the French trade deficit is structural.
In Chile, French companies are present, mainly in the sectors of energy, infrastructure and operating energy sources. French operators cover the range of energy sources whose development is considered a priority by the Chilean Energy Agenda.
The Republic of Chile is a country in South America bordered by Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, and Argentina to the east. Its surface area is 756,102 sq.kms, for nearly 17.57 million inhabitants, and a GDP close to US$298 billion (source: World Bank, 2018).
Enjoying strong economic growth in recent years, Chile has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America, making it the 4th biggest South American economy behind Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.
On the international front, Chile has opted for a free-market and open economy, with nearly 25 free-trade agreements between 65 countries. This decision has allowed it to strengthen its commercial positions and its role as an export platform in South America, as well as towards the Asia-Pacific zone.
France is also a major player in the Chilean market (4th biggest European supplier). The Chilean territory hosts many French companies, mainly in the energy, infrastructure and energy exploitation sectors. Three-quarters of CAC 40 listed companies have a substantial presence in Chile, while a quarter of them occupy a leading position on the market. French engineering actively contributes to the country’s development, playing a key role in several large-scale infrastructure projects.
In order to meet the needs of its customers on the Chilean market, Simon Associés has developed privileged relations with economic and legal partners locally.