Australia–Chile relations

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Australia-Chile relations
Map indicating locations of Australia and 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, OECD 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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