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About Sustainability Impact Assessments (SIAs)

SIAs analyse the potential economic, social, human rights and environmental impact of trade agreements being negotiated by the European Union (EU). They are based on a robust analysis of the changes that are likely to be caused by the trade agreement in the EU, the partner country and developing countries. Equally important, they include wide-ranging consultations of stakeholders in the EU and the partner country. SIAs are undertaken independently by external consultants commissioned by the European Commission. SIA findings and recommendations feed into the negotiations, helping negotiators to optimise the related policy choices.

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About the modernisation of the Chile-EU Association Agreement

In 2003, Chile was the first South American country to have an Association Agreement with the EU. Since then, the global economy has changed profoundly, and therefore Chile and the EU have decided to modernise the existing Agreement. Negotiations on the modernisation have started in November 2017 and are currently ongoing.

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About the EU-Chile SIA

The SIA in support of the modernisation of the trade pillar of the existing EU-Chile Association Agreement is implemented by BKP Development, a German-based economic research and consulting firm, in cooperation with Vincular, the Center for Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development at the Catholic University of Valparaíso in Chile. Work started in late April 2018 and will continue over 14 months. The team will prepare three main reports. The reports will be published on this website in June 2018 (inception report), September 2018 (interim report) and January 2019 (final report), and be discussed with stakeholders before being finalised.

Study Timeline

April 2018


The kick-off meeting with the Commission was held on 26 April 2018 and launched the inception phase, during which the methodology will be finalised.
July 2018

Inception report

The inception report has been published on 20 July 2018 following discussion with stakeholders of the draft inception report presented in June.
November 2018

Interim report

The interim report has been published on 22 November 2018 after discussion with stakeholders of the draft interim report presented in October.
March 2019

Draft final report

The report has been published on 28 March 2019 and will be discussed with stakeholders in a civil society dialogue meeting on 10 April 2019.
June 2019