Peru to Open Fourth Trade Office in US this Year

(LIP-ir)  —  Taking advantage of the free trade deal signed by the US and Peru, the Andean country plans to open its fourth Trade Representation Office in the US this year.

To benefit those on the West Coast, it has been planned for the office to be opened in Los Angeles, California, said Ana María Deustua, Peru’s trade adviser in Washington DC.

Peru currently has three Trade Offices in the United States, located in Washington DC, New York and Miami.

Deustua explained that Peru had 13 consulates in the United States which helped businesses, especially small and medium-size companies.

Deustua also pointed out that the US market demand for textiles and baby accessories, made of Peruvian cotton, increased due to their high quality and competitiveness.

Peruvian companies are being smart in the market since they promote their products together, she stated.

US textiles imports from Peru have been increasing and reached $844 million in 2006, she said in a seminar organized by the Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL).

News source: ANDINA