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Latino Daily News

Saturday June 2, 2012

U.S. and Peru Hold Environment Meetings

U.S. and Peru Hold Environment Meetings

Photo: Peru's vast wildlife population is threatened

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The Governments of the United States and Peru convened a series of environmental meetings related to the U.S. - Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) from in Washington, D.C.

Peru and the U.S. reviewed the progress that has been made to ensure effective implementation of, and compliance with, the obligations under the Environment Chapter of the PTPA. They highlighted key steps each country has undertaken in the past year to strengthen efforts to provide for high levels of environmental protection and discussed details of an independent secretariat called for under the PTPA to receive and consider submissions claiming that a party is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws.

Officials discussed Peru’s efforts to develop regulations to implement its new Forestry and Wildlife Law and processes to audit and verify timber producers and exporters.