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Peru - United States
Text of the agreement
  Background and Negotiations
   

On 18 November 2003, the USTR notified the U.S. Congress of the Administration's intent to enter into free trade negotiations with Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, all of whom are beneficiaries of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA).

Peru, along with Colombia and Ecuador and with Bolivia participating as an observer, began free trade negotiations with the United States on 18 May 2004.   After thirteen rounds of negotiation, on 7 December 2005, Peru and the United States concluded negotiations. On 6 January 2006, the U.S. President sent to Congress a notice of his intent to enter into a free trade agreement with the Republic of Peru and on 12 April 2006 Peru and the United States signed the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA).

On 25 June 2007, the United States and Peru reached an agreement to amend the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement. These legally binding amendments were negotiated to reflect the bipartisan agreement on trade reached at the U.S. Congress on 10 May 2007.

Documents relating to the U.S-Andean Negotiations
25 June 2007 Statement on amendments to U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement PDF
12 April 2006 United States and Peru sign Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA)PDF
06 January 2006 Notice of intent to enter into FTA with Peru PDF
07 December 2005 United States and Peru conclude free trade agreement negotiations PDF
03 May 2004 Peru and Ecuador to join in May 18-19 launch of FTA negotiations PDF
23 March 2004 U.S. and Colombia to begin negotiations May 18PDF
18 November 2003 Letter to Senate regarding intent to initiate free trade talks with Andean countriesPDF
18 November 2003 Letter to House of Representatives regarding intent to initiate free trade talks with Andean countriesPDF
18 November 2003 USTR notifies Congress of intent to initiate free trade talks with Andean countriesPDF
  Documents relating to the Andean Trade Preference Act
Source: Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR); Official White House website

There were thirteen rounds of Andean-U.S. negotiations, beginning in May 2004 and ending in November 2005.
 
Documents relating to the U.S.-Andean Negotiating Rounds
  Additional information on rounds XI-XIV from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru Spanish
14-22 November 2005 Washington, D.C.:  XIII round of negotiations Spanish Word
17 - 21 October 2005 Washington, D.C.:  negotiating meeting Spanish Word
19-23 September 2005 Cartagena, Colombia: XII round of negotiations Spanish Word
18 - 22 July 2005 Miami, USA: XI round of negotiations Spanish Word
  Additional information on rounds VI-X from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru Spanish
06-10 June 2005 Guayaquil, Ecuador:  X round of negotiations Spanish Word
18-22 April 2005 Lima, Peru:  IX round of negotiations Spanish Word
14 - 18 March 2005 Washington, D.C.:  VIII round of negotiations Spanish Word
07 - 11 February 2005 Cartagena, Colombia: VII round of negotiations Word
29 November -
05 December 2004
Tucson, USA:  VI round of negotiations Spanish Word
  Additional information on rounds I-V from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru Spanish
25-29 October 2004 Guayaquil, Ecuador:  V round of negotiations Spanish Word
13-17 September 2004 San Juan, Puerto Rico: IV round of negotiations Spanish Word
26-30 July 2004 Lima, Peru: III round of negotiations Spanish Word
14-18 June 2004 Atlanta, USA: II round of negotiations Spanish Word
18-20 May 2004 Cartagena, Colombia: I round of negotiations Spanish Word
Source: Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo (Mincetur) de Perú; Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina

Peru has made its tariff offers available to the public: 

Peru's tariff offers

25 August 2004 Peru tariff offer from the third negotiating round (agricultural and non-agricultural goods) Spanish PDF
28 July 2004 Initial Peruvian tariff offer at third negotiating round Spanish Excel
25 June 2004 Peruvian tariff offer (agricultural and non-agricultural goods) Spanish PDF
Source: Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo (Mincetur) de Perú

  Texts
   
25 June 2007 Draft texts of the U.S.-Peru TPA
31 January 2006 Draft texts of the U.S.-Peru TPA
06 January 2006 Draft texts of the U.S.-Peru TPA
Source: Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

  Entry into Force
   

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement on 8 November 2007. On 4 December 2007 the U.S. Senate approved the agreement. On 14 December 2007, The U.S. President signed into law H.R. 366, the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act.

On 16 January 2009, the U.S. President issued a proclamation to implement the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement as of 1 February 2009.

Documents relating to the entry into force

16 January 2009 U.S. President issues proclamation to implement U.S.-Peru TPA
14 December 2007 U.S. President Signs H.R. 3688 PDF
14 December 2007 USTR Statement on signing of the U.S.-PERU TPA PDF
14 December 2007 Fact Sheet: United States-Peru TPA Implementation Act PDF
04 December 2007 U.S. Senate approves TPA PDF
08 November 2007 U.S. House of Representatives approves TPA PDF
Source:  Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo (Mincetur) de Perú; Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

  Implementation
   

On 13-17 April 2009, Representatives from the Governments of the United States and Peru held meetings to continue discussions on the Forest Sector (Logging) Annex to the Environment Chapter of the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA). On 15 July 2009, the United States and Peru held the first meeting of the Forest Sector Sub Committee established under the United States - Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.

On 17 February 2010, both countries held the first meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (EAC). The second EAC meeting, the third meeting of the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance, and the first meeting of the Environmental Cooperation Commission (ECC) were convened on April 27 and 28, 2011.

Decisions of the Environmental Affairs Council

03 November 2016 Decision Nº 3: Selection and Designation ot the Executive Director (Updated) PDF
23 September 2016 Decision No. 4: Alternating the Nationality of the Executive Director PDF
21 April 2016 bullet Decision No. 3: Selection and Designation of the Executive Director PDF
bullet Decision No. 2: Promoting Public Awareness to Contribute to the Understanding of the Public Submissions and Factual Record Process PDF
bullet Decison No. 1: Procedures for the Secretariat PDF
Source: Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo (Mincetur) de Perú

Documents relating to Environment Commitments

04 November 2016 Lima, Peru. Joint Statement of the Meetings of the Peru - United States Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance PDF new
09 June 2015 Lima, Peru. Joint Statement of the Meetings of the Peru-United States Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance PDF
05 June 2013 Washington, D.C. Joint Communiqué of the Meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission PDF
03-04 April 2013 Lima, Peru. Joint Communiqué of the Meetings of the Peru - United States Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance and Environmental Cooperation Commission PDF
10 January 2013 Lima, Peru. The United States and Peru Reach Agreement on Action Plan to Strengthen Forest Sector Governance PDF
  bullet Joint Communique of the Meetings of the Governments of the United States and Peru Regarding Forest Sector Governance PDF
31 May 2012 Washington D.C., U.S. Joint Communiqué of the Meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance pdf
14 July 2011 Lima, Peru Joint Declaration of the Meeting of the Subcommittee on Forest Sector Management Spanish pdf
27-28 April 2011 Washington D.C., U.S. Joint Communiqué of the Meetings of the U.S.-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance pdf
17 February 2010 Washington D.C., U.S. First Environmental Affairs Council Meeting pdf
15 July 2009 First Meeting of the Forest Sector Sub Committee under the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement PDF  
13-17 April 2009 U.S. and Peru Officials Meet in Peru to Discuss Implementation of Trade Promotion Agreement Environment Commitments PDF

Sources:  Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)
Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo (Mincetur) de Perú

Article 20.1 of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement establishes the Free Trade Commission for the implementation and development of the Agreement. The Commission is comprised of cabinet-level representatives from both countries.

The first meeting of the Free Trade Commission (FTC) of the United States- Peru Trade TPA took place on 18 February 2010. The second meeting of of the FTC was held in Lima, Peru on 13 July 2011.

Documents relating to the Free Trade Commission

12 November 2015 Washington D.C., U.S. Fifth United States-Peru FTA Free Trade Commission MeetingPDF
05 June 2014 Lima, Peru. Joint Statement of the Fourth U.S. – Peru TPA Free Trade Commission Meeting PDF
06 June 2013 Washington D.C., U.S. Joint Statement of the Third U.S.. – Peru TPA Free Trade Commission Meeting PDF
13 July 2011 Lima, Peru. Second Free Trade Commission Meeting PDF
18 February 2010 Washington D.C., U.S. First Free Trade Commission Meeting PDF
Source: Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

Pursuant to Article 17.5 of the Peru - United States Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA), the Council oversees the implementation of, and reviews progress made under, Chapter 17 (Labor Chapter) of the TPA, including the activities of the Labor Cooperation and Capacity Building Mechanism established under article 17.6 of the Agreement. The Council is comprised of cabinet-level or equivalent representatives of the Parties, who may be represented on the Council by their deputies or high-level designees.

On 28 January 2010, Officials from the United States and Peru participated in the first meeting of the Labor Affairs Council that was created under the PTPA. The Labor Affairs Council of the TPA held its second meeting on October 17th, 2014, in Lima, Peru.

Documents relating to the Labor Affairs Council

17 October 2014 Second Meeting of the Labor Affairs Council under the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement PDF 
28 January 2010 First Meeting of the Labor Affairs Council under the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement PDF 
Source: Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR); U.S. Department of Labor

 

  Related Articles and Studies
   
April 2014 MINCETUR. Study of the use of the Peru-US FTA: Fifth year of FTA Spanish PDF
May 2012 MINCETUR. Study of the use of the Peru-US FTA: Third year of FTA Spanish PDF
22 July 2011 MINCETUR. Study of the use of the Peru-US FTA: Second year of FTA Spanish PDF
June 2007

Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Free Trade with Peru: Summary of the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement PDF

10 October 2006 Joint Statement between the United States and Peru PDF
December 2005 Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Free Trade with Peru:  Summary of the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement PDF
May 2005 Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo (Mincetur). El TLC y el Agro Spanish PDF
March 2005 Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo (Mincetur). La Oportunidad de Hoy: Tratado de Libre Comercio entre el Perú y Estados Unidos Spanish PDF
February 2005 Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo (Mincetur).  TLC Perú-Estados Unidos: Nociones Clave Spanish PDF
February 2005 Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).  Interim Environmental Review. U.S.-Andean Free Trade Agreement PDF
October 2004 Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina.  Análisis de la sensibilidad del comercio subregional andino en el marco del tratado de libre comercio con los Estados Unidos Spanish PDF
August 2004 Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina. Análisis de las diferentes disciplinas comerciales que se negocian en el TLC con Estados Unidos y su posible impacto en la normativa andina Spanish PDF
August 2004 Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina. Intercambio comercial entre la Comunidad Andina y Estados Unidos Spanish PDF
June 2004 Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina. Intercambio Comercial entre la Comunidad Andina y Estados Unidos Spanish PDF

  Sources
   
 

Spanish version 
Recent Developments
 

04 November 2016. Joint Statement of the Meetings of the Peru - United States Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance New!


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