Guidelines for potential Observer States of the Pacific Alliance

  • Countries that are not part of the Pacific Alliance, may participate as Observer States, according to the dispositions established by the Council of Ministers: share the principles and objectives established in the Pacific Alliance Framework Agreement.

  • Make a formal request to be an Observer to the Pro Tempore Presidency; the decision is taken by the member countries and communicated to the applicant.

  • Observer States may participate in meetings to which they are invited by the member countries and will have the right to speak.

  • If an Observer State has free trade agreements with at least half of the member states, they may apply for membership.

  • As of the acceptance date of the request to apply for membership, an Observer State must comply with the conditions within a year to initiate its process to be a member. If the deadline expires, the Council of Ministers may grant a new deadline and give recommendations. Costa Rica and Panama are Observer States who are now candidates to be part of the Pacific Alliance.

  • The position of Observer State will remain as long as the interested State maintains its commitment with the principles, objectives and work of the Pacific Alliance; it is not revoked by the Council of Ministers; the Observer State resigns the position, or becomes a member State.

  • Member states may convene guests by consensus to participate in meetings and instances.