Chile - Country Commercial Guide
Temporary Entry

Discusses requirements for products entering the country/economy temporarily. Includes information on warranty and non-warranty items shipped for repairs.

Last published date: 2021-01-16

Under the terms of the U.S.-Chile FTA, Chile will permit duty-free temporary admission of professional equipment necessary for carrying out the business activity of a businessperson who qualifies for temporary entry under Chilean law. Temporary duty-free admission of goods intended for display or demonstration and commercial samples is allowed. For temporary entry of food samples, see Chilean Customs Acuerdos Internacionales, Tratados de Libre Comercio, Chile – Estados Unidos, Oficios Circulares, Oficio Circular Nº 333. Contact the Commercial Service to add certainty to this process.