Study on Trade of Services in the Pacific Alliance

Trade in Services within the Pacific Alliance

Analysis from the Pacific Alliance Strategic Observatory on current rules and frameworks for providing engineering and IT services in the countries of the alliance.

Access the study (in Spanish), which was conducted in association with the Chile Pacific Foundation.


Study on Trade of Services in the Pacific Alliance

Financial Integration in the Pacific Alliance

With a joint USD 1.8 trillon GDP, the Pacific Alliance is the eighth largest economy in the world. Their market integration is critical for its definitive take-off.

Access the library of analysis and presentations produced since the first forum in 2015.


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icon_blanco What we do

The Foundation serves as Secretariat for the Chilean chapter of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and as sherpa for the Chilean Business Council of the Pacific Alliance. In addition, it conducts research, seminars and international conferences to further raise interest and knowledge about the Pacific Rim.

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APEC is the Asia-Pacific region intergovernmental economic cooperation forum. Government actions in both APEC Summits and technical working groups are complemented with the participation of the academia and the private sector.

APEC academic participation is channeled through the APEC international network of Study Centers–APEC Study Center Consortium (ASCC). In 1995, the Chilean government appointed the Chile Pacific Foundation as its APEC Study Center.

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ABAC is composed by three corporate leaders from every APEC economy plus a number of alternate members. It is a business council of the highest level, reporting directly to APEC Government Leaders. Once a year, during the corresponding Leaders’ Summit, ABAC members meet for a working session called ABAC Dialogue with leaders,which is unique in its genre.

The Chile Pacific Foundation was promptly considered to represent the National Secretariat of the Chilean APEC Chapter. Thistask implementation has been characterized by a smooth dialogue between APEC and ABAC-Chile official bodies.

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Throughout its history, the Foundation has been characterized for the Latin American dimension of its work in linking it to the Asia – Pacific region. From the beginning of the decade of the 90’s it has worked together with the Government and businessmen supporting Colombia’s aspiration to join the APEC Forum; it has also worked for the development and strengthening of the Forum for East Asia – Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC), the potential of which has not been wholly utilized by the member countries. Another example of the work on Latin American links carried out by the Foundation is the large meeting of PECC XII in 1997. Invited to this forum were the President of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, Guido DiTella, who were present at the meeting accompanied by important delegations from their countries.

Currently, this effort is directed mainly towards promoting the Pacific Alliance’s plans through activities of publicizing, analyses and proposals of policies in Chile and abroad, with articles, technical papers, conferences, speeches, and other activities.

The Fundación Chilena del Pacífico is the Chilean chapter of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) established by tripartite National Committees (comprised of academics and representatives of the respective public and private sectors). As such, the Executive Director of the Foundation has the title of Chairman of CHILPEC (Chilean National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation), heading the Chilean participation in this entity that generates, analyzes, debates and makes public proposals for the integration and cooperation of the countries in the Pacific Basin.

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Due to its geographic position, Chile has a natural projection towards the Pacific Ocean, not only political but also cultural, economic and commercial.

The Asia-Pacific Region offers important challenges and opportunities. Taking advantage of the immense means of connection across the Pacific Ocean, Chile has aspired to become a bridging country for the purpose of developing links in the political, trade and cultural areas from Asian countries to Latin America and vice-versa.

Chile’s relations with Asian countries have been permanent, intensifying as from 1990, the year in which Chile joined the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), and shortly after, in 1994, when Chile joined the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Early on, Chile realized that in order to sustain and develop further its ties with the countries in the Asian Basin, it required ample and coordinated action by both public and private sector players. In fact, the structure and mode of the more important Asia Pacific forums, such as those mentioned above, required the presence of governments, businessmen, academics and members of civil society organizations.

During the government of President Eduardo Frei (father) and Carlos Figueroa the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the ex-Minister Secretary General to the Presidency, Edgardo Boeninger, was commissioned to create some sort of mixed institution capable of bringing together the public and the private sectors in order to strengthen ties with Asia Pacific.

After exploring different options, it was decided that the best way to achieve the purpose defined was to create a Foundation. This institution would allow for the channeling of the participation and contributions, both from government sectors and from companies and private sector businessmen.

This gave birth to the Fundación Chilena del Pacífico (Chile Pacific Foundation).



The objective of the Foundation is to develop activities in both national and international fields.

In the international field its principal objective is to support Chile’s economic, cultural and social insertion into the Pacific Basin by promoting and developing Chile’s commercial, economic, cultural, scientific, technological and social interchange with the countries that comprise it as well as other countries outside the Basin that may boost the securing of its objective.

Within the national plan, it promotes the interest in and the knowledge of the countries and the economic, social and cultural systems of the Pacific Basin by analyzing the markets, the bilateral relations and cultural projects.

It develops these activities with a close collaboration with Government entities and the private sector as well as universities and higher education centers.

The Foundation may provide advice to these economic and social plans developed with the countries in the Asia Pacific Region.

It will submit proposals in areas of promotion of the economic and social activities that might be considered and subsequently carried out. These include searching for innovation and technological responses to the needs of the country.

It will identify working areas of interest to the groups represented through the Foundation and that support Chile’s role in the Region.


About us

The Foundation was established under public deed on 2 November, 1994 before the Santiago Notary Public, Juan Ricardo San Martín and by Decree of the Ministry of Justice N° 1,606, published in the Official Gazette N° 13,468 dated 19 December 1994 it was granted its legal status and its statutes were approved.

The first meeting of the Board of Directors took place on 19 December, 1994. The corresponding minutes were converted to a public deed dated 28 December, 1994 before Santiago Notary Public, Alvaro Bianchi.

Name:Fundación Chilena del Pacífico.
Legal Address:Santiago, notwithstanding the special addresses established in other parts of Chile or abroad.
Tax ID:72.695.900-5
Type of entity:Non-profit making Private Legal Entity

It acts as a National Secretariat in some regional meetings in which Chile participates and at the same time as a complementary operating unit, as a consequence of the delegation and specific mandates from the Government of Chile, backing a long-term institutional activity.

Board Members

Honorary Board Members

Ambassador Octavio Errázuriz

Attorney graduate from Universidad de Chile. Former Ambassador to the United Nations, Ecuador, United States and China. Chairman of the Board of the University Extension Center at Universidad San Sebastián.

Manfred Wilhelmy

Attorney graduate from the P. Catholic University of Valparaíso and PhD. in Politics from Princeton University. Executive Director of the Chile Pacific Foundation since its foundation in 1994 to February 2016. Since April 2016 Dr. Wilhelmy is the Executive Secretary of the Advanced Studies and Extension Center of the P. Catholic University of Valparaíso.

Board Members

Manuel Agosin Trumper

Economist, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business at Universidad de Chile.

Fernando Alliende Correa

Civil Engineer graduate from P. Universidad Católica de Chile and PhD in Natural Sciences University of Münich, Germany. Corporate manager at Grupo Molymet.

Iván Arriagada

Business Engineer Graduate from Universidad Federico Santa María, Masters in Science London School of Economics, Executive Chairman in Antofagasta PLC.

Alejandro Buvinic

Attorney at Law. Director at Pro Chile. Former Chief at the Regulatory Department of the General Directorate of International Economic Relations (DIRECON) and Chief of the APEC Department at the Directorate of Multilateral Foreign Affairs of DIRECON and Commercial Attaché and Chief of the Economic Department at the Chilean Embassy in the United States.

Ignacio Cueto Plaza

Businessman. Chairman of the Board at Latam Airlines Group S.A.

Raúl de la Piedra Ramírez

Civil Engineer. Alternate board member of the Foundation. Corporate Manager of Sales of Copper in Codelco Chile.

Montserrat Galimany

License in Statistics and Bachelor Degree in Human Resources from P. Universidad Católica de Chile. Works in Mitsubishi Chile Ltda. since 1980, at present, Manager Director of Machinery and Infrastructure.

Rafael Guilisasti Gana

Chairman at Sociedades Cascada SQM, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Concha y Toro S.A. and President of Viñedos Emiliana S.A.

Ricardo Lessmann Cifuentes

Business Administration Graduate. President and CEO of Automotores Gildemeister S.A., President of the Chilean-Korean Chamber of Commerce. Member of the Board of the Chilean Association of Motor Vehicles (ANAC).

Andrónico Luksic Craig

Businessman. Vice-President of Banco de Chile, President of LQ Inversiones Financieras S.A., President of Quiñenco S.A., President of CCU S.A. and Vicepresident of Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV).

Enrique Marshall Rivera

Business Administration Graduate. Vice President of Banco Estado. Former Superintendent of Banks and Financial Institutions.

Peter Morse

Masters Degree in International Business from the University of Colorado. Alternate board member of the Foundation. Advisor to the Vicepresidency Banco de Chile, Member of the Advisory Board at Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

Paulina Nazal Aranda

Business Administration Graduate from Universidad de Chile and Masters in Applied Economics at New York University. Director General of the General Directorate of International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Relations.

Alberto Salas Muñoz

Mining Engineer from Universidad de Chile. Chairman of the Chile Pacific Foundation, Chairman of the Board at Technological University of Chile (INACAP) and board member of several companies.

Almiral Osvaldo Schwarzenberg

Director General of the Maritime Territory and the Merchant Navy (DIRECTEMAR).

Patricio Victoriano Muñoz

Attorney and diplomat. Director of the Asia Pacific Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Wolf von Appen Behrmann

Chairman of Grupo de Empresas Ultramar. Vice President of the Public Studies Center (CEP), boardmember of SQM and member of the Advisory Council of ESE and of Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires.

Roberto Angelini Rossi

Civil Engineer graduate. President of AntarChile S.A.

Bruno Ardito Devoto

Business Administration graduate from P. Universidad Católica de Chile. Alternate Board member of the Foundation. Advisor to the Executive Vicepresident at Latam Airlines Group S.A.

Ronald Bown Fernández

Business Administration Graduate. President of the Chilean Association of Exporters (ASOEX A.G.).

Roberto de Andraca Barbas

Business Administration graduate. Vice-president of the Foundation, Chairman of the Board at CAP S.A., Invercap S.A. and CINTAC. Chairman of the Advisory Council at Universidad Diego Portales. Former Chairman of the Chilean Chapter of the Chile-Japan Business Committee.

Claudio Elgueta Vera

Civil and Electrical Engineer. Alternate Board member of the Foundation. Board member at Empresa Pesquera Eperva S.A., Corpesca S.A., Inversiones Siemel S.A. and Servicios Corporativos Sercor S.A.

Francisco Garcés Garrido

Business Administration Graduate. Treasurer of the Foundation. Adviser to the Vice-Presidency of Banco de Chile, Director of the International Economics Center at the Instituto Libertad y Desarrollo and Chairman of the Board of BanChile Brokers.

Roberto Guerrero Valenzuela

Attorney graduate from P. Universidad Católica de Chile. MCJ Law School of New York University. Partner in Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz, Associate Professor of the Law Faculty at P. Universidad Católica de Chile. Former Dean of the Law Faculty at P. Universidad Católica de Chile.

Óscar Landerretche Moreno

Economics Graduate from Universidad de Chile. Chairman of the Board at Codelco. Professor of Economics at Universidad de Chile.

Patricio López Huici Caro

Civil Engineer. Alternate Board member of the Foundation. Board member of Porto Seguro.

Jorge Marshall Rivera

Business Administration Graduate, PhD in Economics from Harvard University. Vice-President of the Foundation. Chairman of the Chilean Chamber of Maritime Transport and Ports. In the past he has been member of the Board of the Central Bank and Dean of the Economics Faculty at Universidad Andrés Bello.

Eliodoro Matte Larraín

Industrial Engineer. Chairman at Inversiones Porto Seguro.

Rear Admiral Leonel Muñoz

Secretary General at the Chilean Navy. Alternate Board member of the Foundation.

Eduardo Rodríguez Guarachi

Attorney at Law. Partner of Estudio Rodríguez y Cía., member of the Superior Council at Universidad Diego Portales and Board member of the Asia Pacific Center of Universidad Diego Portales.

Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel Dunker

Professor of Economics at P. Univesidad Católica de Chile. International Consultant and Adviser, President of the Fiscal Council at the Ministry of Finance. Director General of Grupo Res Púbica Chile, Director of AFP Habitat and member of the Advisory Board at Chile Transparente.

Francisco Silva Silva

Civil Engineer. Former President at the Chilean Institute for Business Administration (ICARE), Chairman of the Board Grupo Security S.A., Chairman of the Bilateral Business Council Chile-China.

Ambassador Alberto van Klaveren Stork

Attorney at Law. Former Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Professor Institute of Internatioal Studies Universidad de Chile.

Executive Comittee


Alberto Salas Muñoz

Vice Presidents:

Roberto de Andraca Barbas

First Vice President

Jorge Marshall Rivera

Second Vice President


Francisco Garcés Garrido

Executive Director:

Loreto Leyton

Former diplomat of the Chilean Foreign Service for more than 24 years, she has a deep experience in international negotiations and affairs. She served at the Chilean Embassy in Argentina, at the Mission of Chile to the United Nations and as a senior adviser to the Secretary General of the Organization of America States (OAS), Washington DC. Before leaving the diplomatic career she spent two years at the Chilean Trade Promotion Agency where she was the Executive Secretary of the Advisory Councils on Attraction of Foreign Investment and on Industry and Services.

She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Institute of High Entrepreneurial Studies of the Universidad Austral of Argentina and degrees in Geography and Geography Teaching from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.


Socios Individuales

  • Sr. Arturo Alessandri C.
  • Sr. Andrés Bianchi L.
  • Sr. Gonzalo Biggs
  • Sr. Peter Hill D.
  • Sr. Juan Esteban Musalem A.
  • Sra. Drina Rendic E.
  • Sra. Yung Han Shen
  • Sr. Juan Villarzú R.

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