Some 23 business delegations to discuss trade facilitation policy in Lima, Peru

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Some 23 business delegations to discuss trade facilitation policy in Lima, PeruBusiness missions from 23 countries in the Western Hemisphere will participate in the XIV edition of the “Business Future of the Americas (BFA)” to be held in Lima from June 21 to 22, the American Chamber of Commerce of Peru (AmCham Peru).

The Executive Director of AmCham Peru Aldo Defilippi said that to date the delegations of Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and Panama have confirmed their attendance.

Business missions and government officials from several U.S. states, including Arkansas, California, Florida and Georgia have also confirmed their visit to Lima.

Defilippi said that the BFA is an opportunity for Peru to promote trade and production relations, as well as investments with other countries in the hemisphere.

He explained that the main issue of the conference will be Trade Facilitation in order to promote the adoption of measures to boost competitiveness so as to increase efficiency of international trade and reduce transaction costs.

The discussion of this issue will be focused on the single window system, which allows electronic submission of regulatory documents at a single point of entry and the trusted shipper programs.

The BFA conference will be held two days before the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA)’s midyear meeting (MYM) to be held on June 23-24 in Lima.

Main BFA speakers include Miguel Rivera, AmCham Peru Chairman of Board of Directors and Juan Manuel Carreon, AACCLA President and chairman of Union Pacific Mexico, James Owens President and CEO of Caterpillar.

Among high ranked officials are US Ambassador to Peru Michael McKinley and Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

AmCham Peru reported that it will provide matchmaking services to its partners and customers, that is, specific contacts to identify investment and sales opportunities to broaden their businesses.

"The matchmaking service is aimed at assisting local and foreign delegations to meet guests, brand representatives, distributors, suppliers and importers of products in the local market," Defilippi said.

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