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Mexican opposition party to vote against FTA
One of Mexico’s opposition parties, the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), has vowed to vote against a potential free trade agreement (FTA) with Peru, Colombia and Brazil on the grounds of food sovereignty, national public health, as well as food and plant sanitation.
US asparagus growers get help
California asparagus growers are eligible for a share of $15 million in federal funds to help offset losses suffered as imports from Mexico and Peru erode their market share due to FTAs.
Peru seeks trade pact with Arab states of Gulf
Peru is pushing for a free-trade agreement with with Arab states of the Persian Gulf as it aggressively expands beyond pacts it has implemented with China and the United States, state-run media said on Friday.
Peru-EU FTA legal review to conclude on Friday
Once the text is finalised, the Peruvian Chancellery is in charge of determining whether the FTA should be ratified by Congress or the Executive, while the EU will determine whether the agreement is “mixed” or not, reports Agencia Andina.
Egypt, Peru hold talks to sign trade agreement
Egyptian Ambassador to Lima Hesham Khalil reported Saturday that Peru and his country are holding talks to sign a trade agreement that enables to increase trade between both nations.
Peru-EU FTA to come into effect January 2012
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Peru and the European Union may come into force in January 2012, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) announced Tuesday.
Despite FTA, Peru asparagus not price competitive in China, USDA says
Despite the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement and zero duty for Peru’s asparagus since March 2010, the going market price for the product puts it out of reach for most Chinese
Peru, Central America to hold second round of FTA negotiations
The second round of free trade agreement negotiations between Peru and Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama will take place from January 17 to 21 in Panama City.
Renco mining group claims Peru violated US-Peru FTA
The Renco Group has served the Republic of Peru with a "Notice of Intent to Commence an International Arbitration Proceeding" under the US-Peru FTA for the Peruvian government’s alleged failure to remediate soils poisoned by Renco’s mining operations there.
Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador discuss progress of free trade area initiative
Trade ministers of Peru, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador will meet next month to monitor progress of Peru’s initiative to create a free trade area between the four Pacific nations
Japan, Peru agree on free trade pact
Japan and Peru announced Sunday that they have concluded negotiations on a free trade pact, aiming to further bolster trading that has steadily blossomed in the last six years.
Korea, Peru sign free trade pact
South Korea and Peru signed a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), Monday, which is expected to be implemented midway through next year after being approved by the parliaments of both countries.
Peru, Central America hold first round of FTA negotiations
The first round of FTA negotiations between Peru and Central American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama) takes place this week in Lima.
Peru-Thailand free trade agreement to be signed next month
Peru will sign its free trade agreement with Thailand during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Japan next month.
Landlocked Bolivia eyes port after deal with Peru
"This [deal] opens the door for Bolivians to have an international port, to the use of the ocean for global trade and for Bolivian products to have better access to global markets," Evo Morales said after signing the agreement.
Peru president proposes a Pacific Rim integration for South America
Yesterday, Peruvian President Alan García said he wrote letters to the presidents of Panama, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador, proposing the regional integration of the five Pacific rim countries.
Peru, Central America to begin FTA negotiations on November 8
Peru expects to launch FTA negotiations with Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatelama on November 8. The decision of El Salvador and Nicaragua will be rendered in a couple of days.
Agreement with Thailand to take effect in 2011
The Early Harvest Protocol of the Partial Agreement for Bilateral Preferences negotiated with Thailand will take full effect in the first half of next year, according to Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur).
Peru-Thailand trade agreement comes into force in first half 2011
Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) announced that the Early Harvest Protocol signed by Peru and Thailand in 2005 would enter into force in the first half of next year.
Korea, Peru Conclude FTA Talks
Korea is on track to have a second free trade partner in South America after Chile back in 2003.