Vice-Minister of External Relations, Ambassador Fernando Rojas, inaugurated yesterday the Forum “Peru – European Union: from the Trade Agreement to Effective Business” organized by the Delegation of European Union in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism and by the Chamber of Commerce of Lima.
At the event inauguration, Vice Chancellor highlighted that Trade Agreement with the European Union, which entered into force on 1st of March this year, has institutionalized our economic and trade relations with the European Union, allowing access to this large market, reinforcing the attraction of investments and ensuring legal certainty.
On the other hand, Ambassador Rojas pointed out that the Agreement also allows the design of relations between Peru and Europe for an association based on multiple and mutual benefits, whose limits exceedthe trading sector. Also,the Vice-chancellor emphasized the role of the Ministry of External Relations, in collaboration with other national sectors relevant in the process of negotiation, implementation and rectification of the Agreement.
The event will take place today and tomorrow at the Chamber of Commerce of Lima, it will be attended by international and national specialists who will give information about the opportunities that the Agreement provides to agriculture, textile, fisheries, artisanal, and other sectors, and will treat topics issues related to health, plant health, public procurement, services, invest and social responsibility, among others. This forum addresses especially to micro, medium and large companies, and seeks to increment their presence and participation in foreign trade taking advantage of that Agreement, which is consistent with current government policy to ensure economic growth through social integration.
Due to Trade Agreement with the European Union, 100% of Peruvian export of manufactures and industrial products, and about 76% of agricultural exports, immediately came in 27 Union countries starting with the 1st ofpassed March, including Germany, Spain and Italy, which concentrate over 60% of Peruvian exports to the European Union.
Lima, June 10, 2013