APFNet Membership Enlarged to 27 Economies with the Entrance of Chile
Chile was approved by the six meeting of APFNet Council as a new member of APFNet on 25 May 2022.   
The APFNet Secretariat received a membership application from the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF), a service of the Ministry of Agriculture of Chile
in May 2019.In Chile’s application, it stated that "Our decision is based on our mission to contribute to the sustainable use, conservation and protection of natural forests, planted forest, etc. which is in congruence with the vision and mission of APFNet". The consideration of the application was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In April 2022, CONAF confirmed Chile’s continued
 interest in  joining APFNet as a member economy.
With Chile’s membership approved, APFNet membership comprises 27 economies and five international organizations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Chile was approved as a new member of APFNet.