Get to know route to complete Peru's accession to OECD

01:30 | Lima, Nov. 20.

The accession to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) can be ambitious for any country around the world, but not for Peru, given that it has the necessary tools to achieve this goal.

This was affirmed by the head of the Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry (Mincetur), Juan Carlos Mathews, and the Chairman of the Peruvian Exporters Association (Adex), Julio Perez, who are convinced that there is a route that can be followed with the support of the Pacific Alliance.

"Definitely. The Pacific Alliance can promote Peru's accession to the OECD because the aim of this Alliance is to move forward in the search for benefits and free trade of goods and resources. Such benefits are aligned with the OECD spirit," Perez said in statements to Andina news agency.

The head of Adex highlighted that Chile, Colombia, and Mexico are already members of the OECD, which provides an opportunity in terms of advice and open support for Peru's accession to this body.

Added to this is the fact that a number of Pacific Alliance observer countries are also members of the OECD.

"28 out of the 36 OECD member countries are observer countries in the Pacific Alliance and, in the future, they may be interested in joining the Alliance. Both aspects will widely support Peru's accession. So, they can offer up their support the day of the exam," he said.

Germany, Canada, the United States, South Korea, Denmark, Finland, and Norway are some of the important economies that remain as observer countries, which in turn are OECD members.

Perez Alvan stated that the Pacific Alliance carries out intense collaborative work with the OECD, through working groups and technical advisory groups, in order to coordinate the global agenda.

"The Alliance may help us, but Peru has to do its homework. The most important aspect we have to consider is (labor) informality, in order to fight it, as well as to have an increase in revenue and tax pressure," he pointed out.


Publicado: 20/11/2023