Chile receives 2 million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

A new shipment carrying 2 million doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Chile on Sunday. This is the sixth COVID-19 vaccine shipment arriving in Chile. The doses will be distributed throughout the country and will allow the vaccination campaign against COVID-19, which began on March 3rd, to continue. With this new shipment, the total number of vaccines, including those from Sinovac and Pfizer-BioNTech, received in Chile to date is more than 13 million.

Chile signs agreement with the largest port in Europe to export green hydrogen

The biminister of Energy and Mining , Juan Carlos Jobet, announced that a first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with the largest port in Europe to export green hydrogen. It is the port of Rotterdam, located in the Netherlands, where 13% of goods destined for Europe enter. For the Government, this agreement "will be key" for the development of green hydrogen in Chile.

The Netherlands and Chile sign a tax treaty

The Netherlands and Chile signed a convention for the elimination of double taxation with respect to taxes on income, capital, and the prevention of tax evasion and avoidance. The Treaty contains clauses to prevent tax avoidance and the payment of double taxation. Currently, there is no official date as to when the Treaty will enter into force, but it will be after parliamentary ratification and the exchange of ratification instruments between the contracting states.

Chile increases exports of fresh cherries to India

Chile has increased shipments of fresh cherries to India this season. Chile has exported 255 tons of fresh cherries to India, according to ASOEX data. The main varieties shipped were the Regina (37%), Lapins (19%), Santina (11%), and Bing (7%) varieties. The Cherry Committee, ProChile and the Chilean embassy in India carried out the first promotional campaign for Chilean cherries in India. The promotion was focused on promoting the presence of this fruit in India, as well as its health benefits.

Chile donates 40,000 COVID-19 vaccines doses to Ecuador and Paraguay

the governments of Quito and Asunción said they received 20,000 doses each from the Chilean government of those manufactured by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac, aimed at immunising health personnel. Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said that the donation does not affect the inoculation plan that the South American country has secured. Chile has 36 million vaccines insured to continue in its vaccination plan, that has already reached more than 4 million inhabitants of the nation.

Chile plans to increase China’s Sinovac vaccines and is in negotiations with Johnson & Johnson

Chile plans to ramp up its purchase of vaccines from China's Sinovac and hopes to sign a deal shortly with Johnson & Johnson, according to the health minister Enrique Paris. Chile has jumped ahead of the rest of Latin America and many countries globally with its inoculation program. The country has already inoculated 3.35 million of its 19 million citizens against COVID-19. Paris also said that Chile would soon receive the first batch of 890,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine through the global COVAX programme.

New deal could see a hydrogen economy scaled in Chile and Singapore

Chile and Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on green hydrogen that will see both countries collaborate on projects and initiatives to advance the deployment of hydrogen as an alternative energy source. Other opportunities include exchange of information and policies on the management and development of hydrogen-related technology and resources; establishment of supply chains for hydrogen and its derivatives; and strengthening of networks and partnerships on hydrogen.