In 2020, China consolidated its position as one of Chile's main trading partners. Between January and September 2020, trade between the two countries reached $30.6 billion. Exports reached $19.05 billion, with copper being by far the main product sent to China ($13.8 billion).
The Chilean health regulator has approved for emergency use the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer, paving the way for the first doses to be administered as early as Christmas to citizens over the age of 16. The first 20,000 doses of vaccines will land this month in Chile, allowing to immediately start vaccinating all who work in the intensive care units of Chile's health system.
ABB working with Claro and Nokia has tested telematics using satellite connectivity between the Gold Fields’ Salares Norte gold mining project located near Copiapo at 4,700 m above sea level and Chilean capital Santiago, some 1,200 km away. The tests showed that it is possible to connect technologies located thousands of kilometres away, with totally isolated areas.
IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), has transported record numbers of Argentinian and Chilean cherries. Last week, the latest charter flew from Santiago de Chile to London Heathrow, carrying over 7 million cherries for the UK market.
Banco Santander Chile announces the launch of Tienda Santander, a new virtual space where clients with a Santander credit card will be able to securely purchase Apple products in up to 24 payment installments without interest, including the new iPhone 12 lineup.