After Peru`s recent growing economic relations with Asia have already been seen with regard to trade, we will now take a close look at the position of trading partners at the international level. In this article, we will discuss the preferential agreements concluded by Peru with its trading partners around the world. For EFTA-Peru trade statistics, see EFTA Trade Statistics Tool The Free Trade Agreement has been updated and incorporated into the previous Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Foreign Investment (FIPA) between Canada and Peru, in force since June 2007.  The EFTA States signed a free trade agreement with Peru on 24 June 2010 in Reykjavik (Iceland). Peru signed the agreement in Lima, Peru, on 14 July 2010. The Agreement entered into force on 1 July 2011 for Peru, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, on 1 October 2011 for Iceland and on 1 July 2012 for Norway. Strong protection for U.S. investors: The agreement has created a safe and predictable legal framework for U.S. investors operating in Peru. All forms of investment are protected by the agreement.
U.S. investors will have the right to build, acquire and operate investments in Peru on an equal footing with local investors, in almost any circumstance. Commitments and cooperation on environmental protection: the Agreement obliges the Parties to effectively apply their own national environmental legislation and to adopt, maintain and implement laws, regulations and all other measures to fulfil these obligations. The Environment Chapter contains a groundbreaking annex to forest sector governance, which addresses the environmental and economic consequences of trade related to illegal logging and illegal wildlife trade. It also contains provisions recognizing the importance of the conservation and protection of biological diversity and establishes a public submission procedure with an independent secretariat for the environment, to ensure that the views of civil society are duly taken into account. It is the largest organization in the world when it comes to trade. Peru has been a member of the WTO since its creation in 1995. The rules governing trade between almost all countries in the world are discussed within this institution. Peru is located among the 164 largest trading economies in the world. So far, all trade agreements concluded within the WTO have been ratified by Peruvian legislation.
Peru is therefore well represented worldwide in terms of trade. The European Union is a crucial market to which Peru must have access. In 2013, a free trade agreement was signed, giving Peru direct access to more than 490 million consumers, with the EU itself granting free trade between member states. The EU represents a fantastic market for Peruvian products, as it requires increasing amounts of asparagus, avocados, coffee, fruit and other agricultural goods. New opportunities for U.S. farmers and ranchers: The MYWP creates new opportunities to increase U.S. agricultural exports to Peru. More than two-thirds of current U.S. agricultural exports were exempted from tariffs immediately after the agreement went into effect.
Tariffs on most U.S. agricultural products will expire within 15 years, with the removal of all tariffs by 2026. In August 2002, Canada and the Andean Community agreed to discuss the proposed free trade agreement. The Minister of International Trade has had detailed discussions on this issue with various groups in Canada, including provincial and territorial governments, to seek advice and advice. On June 7, 2007, David Emerson, Minister of International Trade, announced the opening of free trade negotiations between Canada and Colombia and Peru . It is the third largest trading partner in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2011, the value of Canada`s exports to Peru reached $516 million, a 36 per cent increase from 2008, the year before the agreement entered into force. . .