Judy Genshaft

University of South Florida

“The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council is an integral part of our region’s international trade strategy"

President Ronald L. Vaughn

The University of Tampa

"The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council has a lead role in helping to rebuild these relationships for our community.”

Bob Rohrlack

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce commends the Mayor and County on their vision to strengthen Protocol with an international trade component.


Chile is the most elongated country, from north to south, it extends 2,653 mi, and it only averages 110 mi east to west. Chile is situated in southern South America, south of Peru and west of Bolivia and Argentina, bordering the South Pacific Ocean and a small part of the South Atlantic Ocean.  One-third of Chile is covered by the towering ranges of the Andes (2).

Chile’s natural resources include copper, timber, iron ore, nitrates, precious metals, molybdenum and hydropower (2). Its economy is structured as followed (in % of GDP): services 61%, industry 35.4% and agriculture 3.6% (2013) (1).

Chile’s agriculture products include  grapes, apples, pears, onions, wheat, corn, oats, peaches, garlic, asparagus, beans, beef, poultry, wool, fish and timber (1). Its industries include copper, other minerals, foodstuffs, fish processing, iron and steel, wood and wood products, transport equipment, cement and textiles (1).

Chile’s top exports commodities include copper, fruit, fish products, paper and pulp, chemicals ans wine (2). Its top imports commodities include petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, electrical and telecommunications equipment, industrial machinery, vehicles and natural gas (2).

Chile’s mains ports and terminals are Antofagasta, Arica, Huasco, Iquique, Lirquen, San Antonio, San Vicente and Valparaiso (2).

Trade Statistics
Chile was the United States' 29th largest goods trading partner with $27.9 billion in total goods trade during 2013 (3). In 2013, Chile was the United States' 21st largest goods export market and the 33rd largest supplier of goods imports (3). In 2012, United-States was Chile’s main import partner and 2nd main export (1). Florida’s top exports to Chile: Automatic Data Process Machines, Electric Apparatus for Line Telephony, Civilian Aircraft, Engines, And Parts, Parts & Access for Motor Vehicles, Printing Machinery, Motor Cars & Vehicles for Transporting Persons, and Office Machines Florida’s top imports from Chile: Refined Copper, Fish Meat, Corn, Fresh Fruit, Wine Of Fresh Grapes (5).

The United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) entered into force on January 1, 2004 (4).

Trade Numbers
  • United States’ goods and private services trade with Chile in 2012: $33 billion (3)
  • United States’ goods and services import from Chile in 2012: $11 billion (3)
  • United States’ goods and services export to Chile in 2012: $22 billion (3)
  • United States’ goods import from Chile in 2013: $10.4 billion – (up 10.6%, ($992 million) from 2012) (3)
  • United States’ goods exports to Chile in 2013: $17.6 billion - (down 6.3% ($1.2 billion) from 2012) (3)
  • Florida’s merchandise exports to Chile in 2013: 3,727.6 Millions of US Dollars (5)
  • Florida’s merchandise imports from Japan in 2013: 3,771.1 Millions of US Dollars (5)
  • Total Merchandise Trade between Florida and Chile in 2013:  7,498.7 Millions of US Dollars (5)
  • Imports from Chile to Tampa Port Authority in 2010: $20,299,689 (6)
  • Exports from Tampa Port Authority to Chile in 2010:  $37,987,963 (6)

  1. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ci.html
  2. http://www.infoplease.com/country/chile.html?pageno=9
  3. http://www.ustr.gov/countries-regions/americas/chile
  4. http://www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/chile-fta
  5. http://www.enterpriseflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/profile-fl-top-trade-partners-chile.pdf
  6. http://www.worldportsource.com/trade/byPort/CHL/USA_FL_Tampa_Port_Authority_96.php