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Peru, Australia round out 2nd FTA negotiation round

LIMA,PERÚ-AGOSTO 28. Eduardo Ferreyros, Ministro de Comercio Exterior y  Turismo anuncio medidas para mejorar competitividad del comercio exterior. Foto:ANDINA/MINCETUR

LIMA,PERÚ-AGOSTO 28. Eduardo Ferreyros, Ministro de Comercio Exterior y Turismo anuncio medidas para mejorar competitividad del comercio exterior. Foto:ANDINA/MINCETUR

11:29 | Lima, Sep. 4.

The Governments of Peru and Australia have completed the second round of negotiations towards a free trade agreement (FTA), the Inca nation's Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Eduardo Ferreyros said Monday.

The government official affirmed both negotiating teams made significant progress during the meetings, held from August 28 to September 2 in Canberra, Australia. 

"The [negotiation] round convened various work groups, including Market Access, Rules of Origin, [...], Services, Investment, Public Procurement and State-owned Companies," Minister Ferreyros indicated. 

In this sense, the Foreign Trade head noted the parties managed to wrap up talks on several chapters, such as State-owned Companies and Public Procurement.

"During negotiation rounds, both countries have reiterated their commitment to carry on with the intense work agenda to conclude this negotiation process," he pointed out.

Peruvian delegation 

The national delegation was also composed of representatives of the Foreign Affairs and Health Ministries, among other public institutions. 

An Australian delegation is due to arrive in the Inca country this week for further FTA-related activities.  

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Published: 9/4/2017
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