Political and economic relations between the European Union and Chile are defined by their association agreement, which has been in force since 2003 for the trade part and since 2005 as a whole. This association covers the main aspects of bilateral relations: political dialogue, trade and cooperation.
The excellent relationship between the European Union and Chile covers a wide range of contacts, coordination and dialogue in the areas of politics, trade and cooperation, which were strengthened by the bilateral Association Agreement signed in 2002.
Meetings concerning political dialogue at all levels are held regularly within the context of Association Committees and Association Councils. Up to now, political dialogue has been focused on employment. Bilateral dialogue also took place in 2009, 2011 and 2012 concerning human rights.