In signed free trade agreements, there is a list of annexes and categorisation of the customs benefits, which identifies the goods commercialised between the signatory countries. Some of these agreements are designed to protect forest resources and implement contingency plans for illegal extraction processes, as well as those linked directly to commercialisation. The Free Trade Agreement with the USA prompted the process of updating forest legislation, with the Peruvian State taking on a series of commitments in environmental management and in the forest sector, thereby improving the legal trade of timber products. Meanwhile, negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement with the European Union were completed on 28 February 2011 and according to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism will come into force at the beginning of 2012 because of the complexity of the implementation process.
Although these international agreements are in the official language (Spanish), they have not been translated into other community languages, making access to these documents difficult for those populations. It is worth pointing out that the majority of them do not have an internet service in their locality, which is another factor limiting their access to the information.
Furthermore these agreements have not entered into a consultation process; the only participants have been the responsible bodies of each government. However, implementation of the Free Trade Agreement signed with the USA involved the formation of an environmental consultative committee, which acted as an observer representing civil society of the fulfilment of the commitments assumed by the Peruvian State.
|Title||a. Peru-USA Trade Promotion Agreement approved by Legislative Resolution 28766.
b. Free Trade Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Peru and the Government of the People's Republic of China, ratified by Supreme Decree 092-2009-RE, implemented by Supreme Decree 005-2010-MINCETUR.
c. Peru-Chile Free Trade Agreement signed on August 22, 2006 and ratified by DS-RE 057-2006. Amendment ratified by Supreme Decree 052-2008-RE. The Agreement came into effect on 1 March 2009 through Supreme Decree N º 010-2009-MINCETUR.
|Organisation||a. Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism
b. Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism
c. Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism