Chile and China launched negotiations Monday to expand trade ties in the face of protectionist threats from US President Donald Trump.
The Chilean government said officials in Beijing had started discussing expanding an existing bilateral trade agreement to include areas such as e-commerce and services.
China is already a major buyer of exports such as copper from Chile, the world’s biggest producer of the metal.
“Our aim is to progress quickly in order to complete the process this year and meet expectations of deepening relations with our top trade partner,” said the head of the government’s bilateral economic affairs department, Pablo Urria, in a statement. Click here to read more.