Rodrigo Yáñez, the International Economic Relations Undersecretary (SUBREI), met with Linda Te Puni, New Zealand’s Ambassador in Chile, where they discussed their bilateral economic and trade relationship and talked about the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) signed by Chile, New Zealand and Singapore. This agreement is the first of its kind and promotes the digital economy by establishing a friendly framework for ICT companies and encouraging the exchange of digital products and services.
The New Zealand Ambassador presented an original certified copy of the DEPA at the meeting, on behalf of the New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry, which was virtually signed by the trade ministers of the three countries on June 11.
The DEPA arose from the common interest expressed by Chile, New Zealand and Singapore to benefit the smallest economies, and to provide opportunities to our citizens, especially micro, small and medium-sized companies. It aims to establish a friendly framework for ICT companies, through the regulation of fundamental matters such as the free flow of data, non-discriminatory digital products and services, artificial intelligence, digital identity, privacy and other matters.