On 14 September 2017, the EP adopted a resolution on the planned modernisation of the EU-Chile FTA recommending the inclusion of sanctions to enforce trade and sustainable development commitments. The EP further insists that the EU should ensure that it secures its right to regulate on public health, environment issues and social services, and wants audio-visual services to be excluded from the updated FTA. It further wants investment protection provisions that are shared competence of the EU and the Member States to be negotiated in a separate agreement so as not to complicate and delay ratification of the FTA.
The Commission presented a negotiating mandate proposal to the Council in late May 2017. On 13 November 2017, the Council approved the mandate, and on 16 November 2017, the EU and Chile formally launched the negotiations