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.