After more than 25 years of being established, the PERUVIAN
OF COMMERCE has over 300 friends and members. We believe this strong
following constitutes the basis for an effective institutional network
which allows our members to permanently increase their business
opportunities in both marketplaces.
In addition to
this strong following we are founding members of the Bi-National
Chamber of Commerce of the Americas (Bi-National Chambers) with over
1,000 members and friends to their credit. Members of
are automatically members of the
Association of Binational International Chamber of Commerce) who has 40
therefore their potential for networking and doing business in Miami
and in Latin America is multiplied several fold.
ties that we have kept throughout the yers with representative of the
Peruvian trade-related government agencies, as well as their counter
parts in the United States trade-related government agencies, as the
city, state, and federal level, have been crucial to the success of
the Chamber. These relationships enable us to provide strong support
to our members and keep them current on the legal and market issues
which affect the efficient flow of international trade of goods and services.
To our members
and friends we make available key contacts and valuable market
information about Peru, by virtue of the
agreements that we keep with
the following Peruvian private and governmental trade-related institutions:
DE EXPORTADORES (ADEX)
NACIONAL DE INDUSTRIAS (SNI)
COMERCIO DE LIMA
COMERCIO NORTEAMERICANA PERUANA (AMCHAM)
NACIONAL DE TURISMO (CANATUR)
have available to our membership and friends multiple benefits and
services listed in the accompanying pages of this kit of which we
would like to highlight at this point the certification of trade
documents as requested by Peruvian customs authorities and as
stipulated by banking requirements in commercial letters of credit.
cordially invited to become a member and take advantage of all of the
business opportunities and servies that the PERUVIAN
AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
has to offer to you.
The Board of Directors
AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE was
established on November 8th,
ChaMbers mission is to foster trade and commerce between the
United States and Peru between individuals and firms of these two
countries. In this process, friendship and closer relationships
between the businessmen of these two nations will be enhanced.
We want to
express our deepest gratitude to our founding members and to the over
300 friends and members of the Chamber whom over the years have
supported our institution. Let us pay tribute to our most
distinguished collaborators by reviewing our accomplishments to date:
* At the peak
of the Cholera epidemic in Latin America in March of 1991 our
lobbying efforts in Washington with the FDA & USDA authorities,
were instrumental in lifting the ban of Peruvian imports of fresh and
frozen foodstuffs into US ports.
efforts made by the Chamber in conjunction with those of Peruvian
governmental and private sector authorities in sessions with US
governmental authorities (USDC, USDA, USTR) were vital in obtaining a
special tax treatment under GSP auspices to products of origin from
the Andean nations.
working agreeemts to share trade opportunities and valuable market
information have been signed between our Chamber and the Chamber of
Commerce of Lima, the Exporters Association (ADEX), the
National Industrial Society (SNI) and The |American Peruvian Chamber
of Commerce of Lima (AMCHAM).
* The Seminar
Reactivation of Peruvian Commerce and Tourism on August 1991
sponsored by the Chamber and attended by Peruvian and US government
officials of the pertinent sectors, concluded that sanitary and
quality controls of US import from Peru would be done in Peru by
authorities acceptable to all parties.
* The Chamber
estimates that on a yearly basis the aggregate volume of sales
generated among members and friends of the Chamber exceeds
$20,000,000 and continues to grow.
events that the Chamber has organized in Lima and in Miami over the
years have featured distinguished speakers including the following
personalities: Alejandro Toledo, former President of Perú, Liliana Canale, and Victor Joy Way, Ministers of
Industry and Trade; Jose Luque Otero, President of the Lima Stock
Exchange; Arturo Woodman, president of the Confederation of Private
Sector Enterprises (CONFIEP); Roberto Mc Lean and Ricardo Luna,
Ambassadors of Peru to the US; Enrique Chirinos Soto, Congressman; Manuel Romero Caro, Editor of Gestión; The
Monitor Group; and
finally the honorable Ricardo Márquez, former Vice President
PRIMER BOLETIN "ENTERPRISE" 1991