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17:09 U.S. praises advances in Peru's timber trade products
 
Lima, Jan. 07 (ANDINA). The U.S. Interagency Committee on Trade in Timber Products from Peru has recently recognized the forest sector reforms undertaken by the Peruvian government for fulfilling the duties established under the bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA). U.S recognizes Peru's progress on timber trade products
Mahogany trees in Peru. Photo: ANDINA/ Difusión
Mahogany trees in Peru. Photo: ANDINA/ Difusión
Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) reported Monday that the  entity praises especially the legislation and administrative procedures, supervision and issuance of export permits for timber species protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Moreover, the entity said that Peru and the United States often make coordinated actions with the aim of strengthening technical cooperation.

Thus, this cooperation is faced to support the efforts made by the Peruvian government to implement its obligations under the FTA Forestry Annex, especially the management of CITES timber species.

The Interagency Committee was created in the United States in 2009 in order to oversee the implementation of the Annex on Forest Sector Governance of Peru-USA FTA.

Indeed, the Committee pointed out that at the meetings of the CITES Standing Committee which were held in 2011 and 2012, in the city of Geneva (Switzerland), the Peruvian State was publicly congratulated for the progress made in the management of mahogany.

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Date: 07/01/2013
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