Chile’s Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero (Ministry of Agriculture) visited New Zealand in September 2010 to discuss biosecurity and customs best practices with New Zealand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Biosecurity.
P4 Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Technical Working Group of Certification met to discuss Certification under Implementing Arrangement 6.
P4 Joint Commission Meeting held.
Chile's Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero (Ministry of Agriculture) visited New Zealand to share experiences relating to phyto zoosanitary passenger control, and transport and luggage control performed at air and maritime control posts in New Zealand.
P4 representatives held inaugural P4 SPS Committee Meeting.
Scientists from Chile's CONICYT (National Commission for Science Research and Technology) visited New Zealand for discussion with New Zealand's science community with a particular focus on Oceanography and Climatology, Ecology and Biodiversity, Agro food and Geothermal Energy.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), New Zealand's Ministry for the Environment in collaboration with Chile's CORFO office in Wellington hosted a Renewable Energy Seminar. The seminar included presentations from the both Chile and New Zealand participants on our respective renewable energy capabilities, foreign investment conditions, governmental policies and the establishment of Chile's Renewable Energy Centre.
P4 Technical Barriers to Trade Committee Meeting held.
P4 Joint Commission Meeting held. Focused on implementation activities and progress on the negotiations on Brunei's government procurement and services schedules.
P4 Inter-sessional meeting of P4 Joint Commission held.
Arrangement on Human Capital Development Scholarships allows for Becas Chile Postgrado to send Masters and PhD students to New Zealand.
Rapa Nui Language Immersion Education Language recovery.
P4 Electrical Regulators met to begin discussions on the possibility and scope for developing a trade facilitating arrangement in the area of electrical and electronic equipment.
P4 Joint Commission Meeting to discuss institutional commitments and implementation of the P4 Agreement.
Appointment of a New Zealand Education Counsellor to Santiago announced.
Strategic alliance between NZTE and Chilean Economic Development Agency.
New Zealand Institute of International Affairs hosted a seminar on the P4, entitled "Beyond P4: The Outlook for Further Regional Integration in Asia-Pacific - a Latin-American Perspective NZIIA". Attendees included the PM and various speakers from Latin-America.
New Zealand and Chilean science agencies agreed to organise a science and business colloquium.
New Zealand's Working Holiday Scheme with Chile was doubled from 500 to 1,000 places a year.A trade mission led by NZTE to Chile including companies and institutions from the agri-tech, forestry and education sectors identified opportunities for sales of goods and services, technology transfer, consultancies and joint ventures.
NZTE organise a series of seminars around the country to raise awareness of the P4 Agreement amongst the New Zealand business community.
Study commissioned to investigate immediate and future collaborative business opportunities in Chile for New Zealand businesses.
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) delegation engage with Chile's agricultural industry including at the annual Chile National Agriculture Day. Calls on Agriculture Minister Campos and Director of the Agriculture Ministry's Office for Agriculture Studies and Policy (ODEPA - Sotomayor). Visits to the Universidad de Concepción and Universidad Austral and to the Osorno Agricultural Fair.
A Chilean science and technology delegation visited New Zealand to explore opportunities for collaboration in research science and technology. Met with a range of government, academic, research community and industry sector contacts. A day-long seminar hosted by Victoria University where delegation outlined Chile's plan to maximise the value of its major industries, including agri-tech and food production, through the rapid development and uptake of innovative technologies.
Labour Memorandum of Understanding
The parties have chosen to meet in the margins of the ILO International Labour Conference. These have taken place every year since the MoU came into force in 2006.
A project "promoting good practice and policies for young people's work in APEC economies" was completed in 2010. This project identified best practice policies in APEC economies to prepare young people for the workplace. It included a literature review on policies and initiatives for young people in work, a survey of policymakers and a workshop at which the survey findings were presented and key issues discussed.
A research project on training and up skilling for vulnerable groups in P4 countries was undertaken by the ILO on behalf of the P4 countries and presented at the Senior Labour Officials' Meeting.
New Zealand hosted the first cooperative activity under the MoU in 2007. The workshop, titled "Delivering Economic Transformation through Effective Tripartite Relationships and Social Dialogue", involved delegations from all P4 partner countries, and addressed the importance of communication, capacity, consensus and consultation in tripartite engagement. In keeping with the workshop's tripartite theme, worker, employer, and government representatives were involved.
Environment Cooperation Agreement
In 2010, the Parties submitted a joint report on the first three years of the implementation of the ECA.
The Second Meeting of the Parties was hosted in 2008 in Chile. Parties reported back on the cooperation activities undertaken since 2006, discussed the operation and implementation of the ECA, and set new areas for cooperation to be included in a Programme of Work for 2008-2010.
The First Meeting of the Parties was hosted in 2006 in New Zealand. This provided the first opportunity for the Parties to meet and discuss the implementation of the ECA. Parties exchanged information about their national environmental priorities, identified common priorities for cooperation, and established a process for developing projects between the Parties.
New Zealand and Chile have completed a series of cooperation projects on renewable energy with a particular focus on geothermal energy. This has included joint workshops, seminars, study visits, expert exchanges and exchanges of information.
New Zealand and Chile have cooperated on Invasive Species Management including the participation of a New Zealand expert in a study on Invasive Species Management on the Juan Fernandez Archipelago in Chile.
Singapore and New Zealand waste management experts have completed two exchanges and shared information on waste minimisation.
All P4 Parties participated in a capacity building Environmental Education Workshop hosted in New Zealand.
A New Zealand expert undertook a study visit to Singapore to learn about Singapore's approach to transport management and vehicle emission testing.