Santiago de Chile was the venue for ongoing discussions over commercial issues contained in Economic Complementarity Agreement No. 35.

Uruguay and Chile took part in the 2nd Round of Negotiations (link in Spanish) to continue expanding Economic Complementarity Agreement No. 35 between MERCOSUR and Chile, which has been in force since 1996. The 1st Round of Negotiations took place in February 2016 in Montevideo.

At the April 12 meeting in Santiago, representatives from the two countries addressed issues concerning trade in goods, rules of origin, trade in services, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, cooperation, the environment, intellectual property, trade facilitation, labor rights, and gender. Their aim is to conclude negotiations by July 2016.