14. September 2021

Chilean Free Trade Agreement Form

Consignments with a value of less than USD 2,500 do not require a certificate of origin or any other supporting information on a preferential claim, unless the customs authorities suspect that a claim is fraudulent (see Article 4.13 of the Agreement). After an exporting producer has issued a certificate of origin (either from the importer or from Chilean law), one of the parties to a transaction may be notified that the request for erroneous information was well founded or that the certificate of origin contains some kind of error. Where the certificate has been issued by an exporter or producer, it shall be for the exporter or producer of the certificate of origin to notify immediately in writing any person who originally issued it of any amendment which would affect the accuracy or validity of the certificate. While unpaid duties must be paid to the customs authority when goods are no longer considered to be originating, the customs authority may not impose penalties on the issuer of the certificate of origin if such measures are taken. In some situations, an exporter may find that multiple shipments of identical goods are sent to the same Chilean importer. In these cases, it is not necessary to generate new supporting documents (e.g. B certificate of origin) for each consignment. The importer may issue such a „flat-rate“ certificate of origin (or any other information proving that goods are originating) which must be presented to the customs authority upon acceptance of each consignment. It is recommended that the „lump sum period“ be indicated on the certificate of origin.

Chilean Customs suggests that the „lump sum period“ should not exceed a period of one year. .