ANDINA | 3 September, 2008
Peru and the US to finish implementing free trade deal at APEC summit
Peru and US government representatives will meet within two weeks to report progress made on the environmental chapter of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) implementation process.
For this purpose, Peruvian officials will hold a working meeting with US agencies in charge of environmental issues, such as the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the US Department of State, among others.
The meeting will discuss topics such as the establishment of the International Secretariat to receive people’s requests and commentaries about the environmental implementation.
It is worth noting that Peru and US representatives are currently meeting in Washington, USA to coordinate the regulatory texts required for the implementation of the trade deal between both countries.
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Peru and the United Stated is expected to come into force starting January 2009, after both presidents Alan García and George W. Bush announce the completion of this implementation process during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) to be held in November in Lima, Peru.