“According to people familiar with the proposal, it would be the first time that the United States has tried to sanction a business partner for violating environmental standards in an agreement”, the aforementioned media informed.
In 2016, the Peruvian government fired the president of the Forest Resources Oversight Agency, Rolando Navarro, after executives from the timber industry protested the seizure of timber from the Amazon by US officials.
Also, last week, the Peruvian government greatly limited the agency’s authority, which was founded to comply with the agreement.
“During the past decade, the US Congress has granted Peru $90 million US dollars in assistance with the aim of increasing the application of the law”, the aforementioned media explained.
However, since then the application of the laws has decreased, and illegal deforestation is increasing, according to an investigation by The Associated Press, said the media.
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