Peru aims at doubling exports and tourism

first_imgPeru’s new Trade Minister Eduardo Ferreyros has announced his goal to attract seven million tourists to Peru and export $70 billion of goods per year by 2021.Ferreyros’s aim essentially means doubling both the annual number of visitors to Peru as well as the value of Peru’s exports by the end of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s five-year term in 2021.Ferreyros has proposed creating an ‘exporters’ ombudsman’ who will advocate for Peru’s producers who experience problems with unnecessary red tape, delays and other costs. “We want to centralise all the problems that users report and find solutions to make life easier for the people,” Ferreyros said.Ferreyros also wants to launch a ‘One Window’ program where exporters can complete all paperwork and other legal procedures in one place. Peru has seen success with similar programmes which simplified business registration. The platform, which will be called VUCE 2.0, will connect with the other member states of the Pacific Alliance to facilitate procedures in Chile, Colombia and Mexico.The Minister also wants to establish a working agreement to draft a free trade agreement with India within the first 30 days of his term. He will look to enact an agreement with Honduras, expand the current agreement with Brazil and push Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership.last_img