Australia–Chile relations

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Australia-Chile relations

Australia

Chile
Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet in 2012
Monthly value of Australian merchandise exports to Chile (A$ millions) since 1988
Monthly value of Chilean merchandise exports to Australia (A$ millions) since 1988

Australia–Chile relations are foreign relations between Chile and Australia. Diplomatic relations date back from the time when Australia was a British colony, during the Australian gold rush, population grew fast and Chile became one of Australia's major wheat supplier and there was a regular traffic of ships between Sydney and Valparaíso. Both countries are members of the APEC the Cairns Group.

Australia and Chile signed the Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement on July 30, 2008. The agreement came into effect in the first quarter of 2009.[1]

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