The International Trade team of Estudio Echecopar, associated with Baker & McKenzie International, obtained an important decision in favor of several importers of processed food and non-alcoholic beverages, members of the Lima Chamber of Commerce, after the Court for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property ratified that the prohibition on the use of octagon adhesives in imported processed food constitutes a non-tariff trade barrier.
On 1 March 2023, a multisectoral committee composed of government ministries decreed that definitive safeguard measures should not be applied to imports of clothing products entered under chapters 61, 62 and 63 of the National Customs Tariff.
In brief On 6 January 2023, Law No. 31668 (“Law”), which approves the temporary reduction of the costs of acquiring imported inputs relevant to the national economy, was published. The Law aims to reduce a percentage of transport and related expenses of 16 national subheadings to pre-pandemic levels, to contribute…
On 31 December 2022, Supreme Decree No. 022-2022-SA was published in the extraordinary digital edition of the official journal El Peruano. The decree extended the deadline by which adhesives that incorporate advertising warnings on imported food and nonalcoholic beverages, including those marketed by micro and small businesses must stop being used.
The extension has been granted until 30 June 2023.
The deadline that allows the use of adhesives or stickers to attach octagonal advertising warnings on imported processed foods and non-alcoholic beverages (imported foods) in accordance with the healthy eating framework was on 31 December 2022. In the absence of a new extension allowing the use of stickers to date, a number of questions arise, which are addressed in this alert.
Welcome to our Virtual Year-End Review of Import/Export and Trade Compliance Developments Conference resource center. Baker McKenzie’s international trade compliance lawyers from around the world discussed the major global legislative, judicial and administrative activities and trends in export controls, trade sanctions, customs compliance, and import requirements in nine 75 minute sessions which took place from 15 to 17 November 2022.
On 25 October 2022, Supreme Decree No. 015-2022-PRODUCE was enacted, approving a new regulation of the law on labeling and verification of technical regulations.
On 19 July, the Ministry of Health published for public comment a draft Supreme Decree that aims to modify the technical parameters for sugar, sodium and saturated fats content in processed foods that are contained in the “Regulation of the Law on the Promotion of Healthy Eating for children and adolescents” and in the “Advertising Warnings Manual”.
On 26 March, 2022, Legislative Decree No. 1542 was published, by which certain provisions contained in the Law on Customs Offenses was approved by Law No. 28008.
The objective of these modifications is to seek a clearer process regarding the investigation and termination of customs offences.
Certain importers may continue to use prohibited adhesives
Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual Commission on Dumping, Subsidies and Non-Tariff Trade Barriers has granted the interim measure requested by various importers of industrialized food and beverages and the Chamber of Commerce of Lima to allow the use of adhesives for the posting of advertising warnings on said imported products. See Resolution No. 012-2022/CDB-INDECOPI.