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Despite the global downturn and the uncertainty created by contentious national elections, Peru’s economy grew by 6.9 percent in 2011, lower than the eight percent growth achieved in 2010, but a respectable rate given global and domestic circumstances. Peruvian exports in 2011 grew by 30 percent to $46.3 billion. The U.S.-Peru trade relationship has benefited from trade liberalization agreements such as the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, entered into force in 2009. In 2011, the U.S. goods exports to Peru totaled $8.3 billion, a 23.4% increase over 2010, and the two-way trade in 2011 reached $14.9 billion.
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Priority Sectors

Industry sectors identified so far as priorities for U.S. and Peruvian industry include textiles; processed food and drink and nutritional labeling; cosmetics; medical devices and pharmaceuticals; and electrical appliances. Additional sectors may be added based on interest from the private sector in either country.



. Regulatory Coherence & Convergence Project for the Medical Device Sector

Phase II: PERU Workshop on Medical Device Regulation and Standards: Policy and Technical Aspects
January 24-25, 2017, Lima, Peru

PERU Workshop on Medical Device Regulation and Standards: Policy and Technical Aspects
November 2-4, 2015 in Lima, Peru

Workshop on regulatory decision-making
October 29-30, 2014 in Lima, Peru

Orientation visit by Peruvian officials to Washington, DC
September 23-27, 2013

Training/information exchange on conformity assessment
September 10-12, 2013 (TBC)
Lima, Peru and a second city

Training/information exchange on metrology and legal metrology
August 26-28, 2013 (TBC)
Lima, Peru and a second city

Exchange on experience in standardization and regulation
August 6, 2013 Lima, Peru and August 8, 2013 Arequipa, Peru

Relevant Agreements and Regional Organizations

  • WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
  • United States - Peru Trade Promotion Agreement
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation – Subcommittee on Standards and Conformance
  • Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT)
  • Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC)
  • Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC)
  • Inter-American Metrology System (SIM)

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