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25 September 2012
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Peru: Company Perspectives - An ITC Series on Non-Tariff Measures
A recent ITC survey of 960 Peruvian companies shows that 40% face challenges related to non-tariff measures, mostly in their major export markets in the United States, the European Union and some countries in Latin America. This report outlines survey results and policy options discussed at a national roundtable in Peru in February 2012.

While Peru's exports doubled in five years, the resources of specialized technical agencies have not increased accordingly. Certification and inspection have thus become a bottleneck. Information systems about NTMs need strengthening, as many issues faced particularly by small- and medium-sized enterprises emerged from their lack of knowledge about regulations. Peru has started simplifying export and import procedures through a Single Window for Foreign Trade. Relevant authorities and specialized agencies have yet to further integrate processes and improve cooperation. Decentralization of technical and logistical infrastructure can alleviate the strain on capacities in the capital and drive export growth in the regions.
(available in English, will be available in Spanish)

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Combating Anti-Competitive Practices- A Guide to Developing Economy Exporters
Anti-competitive practices can hurt developing country businesses. This book outlines cases and suggestions for reform. It focuses on state monopolies and abuses of dominant positions in infrastructure markets, anti-competitive practices in the international distribution and retail sector, and international cartels. The role and response of the private sector is discussed, as well as the scope for enhanced international cooperation to address these issues. By addressing anti-competitive practices and market structures, businesses in developing countries will have stronger export potential.

(available in English, will be available in French and Spanish)


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