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Bilateral agreements / Bilaterale verdragen

Agreements in force with The Netherlands, among others: 

  • Social Security Agreement (CSS)

It was signed on January 10, 1996, and became effective as of March 1, 1997. In 2005, its first modification was made. Among other aspects, the CSS contemplates that Chileans and Dutch who are or have been subject to pension legislation in both countries can benefit from the contributions they have made and thus maintain continuity in their pension history. 

Since the end of 2018, Chile and The Netherlands have been working on an update of the aforementioned Agreement. For this purpose, various meetings have been held, in which substantial progress has been made. Currently, the amended text is in the final stage of negotiation.

  • Air Transport Agreement (Air Services Agreement)

The Agreement was signed on July 13, 1962, and entered into force on May 21, 1966. On December 11, 2018, in Nairobi, the aeronautical authorities of Chile and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding, with a new proposal Air Transport Agreement or ASA. Its objective is to update the terms of the Convention to the new characteristics of air transport. The text is in the final stage of revision of translations to be signed by the authorities of both countries.

  • Letter of Intent on cooperation in the field of water resources and management of water resources

The first Letter of Intent was signed on July 14, 2016 between the Ministry of Public Works (MOP in spanish) and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands. In this framework, the development of lines of work for a pilot project in the Elqui basin began, aimed at improving the management of the riverbank of that name. The Letter of Intent was renewed and updated in 2017. 

In August 2020, a new Letter of Intent was signed for a period of four years in order to continue working in a cooperation framework on water resources and their management (recharge of aquifers, treatment, desalination, coastal border, etc.)

  • Agreement that authorizes dependents of the diplomatic officials of both countries to carry out paid activities

It was celebrated through an exchange of Notes between Chile and The Netherlands, on October 26, 1995. It entered into force on May 20, 1997. The Agreement allows family members dependent on a diplomatic official to carry out paid activities in the host country.