International Commercial & Trade

  • Description

    Currently, Peruvian companies trade in an interconnected, globalized and competitive world. Although the implementation of free trade agreements with several countries and commercial partners has significantly boosted openness, disparate local regulation and business practices have created major challenges. Under this context, businesses require competent and professional advice to successfully compete and develop complex global operations, successfully identifying comprehensive solutions.

    Our team has broad experience and a well-earned reputation of assisting companies to develop and execute sophisticated trade policy and customs strategies to improve their competitive position and market access, and to minimize risk arising from international trade developments.

    Our specialized services enable us to design management strategies throughout the whole chain of supply, from investment and cost planning, preparation of international agreements, advice on customs clearance, logistics and transport, to the analysis of tariff preferences and the removal of access or regulatory barriers that how companies can do business in the market.

    Core services

    • Advice and planning as regards the advantages negotiated in World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, regional treaties and bilateral treaties applicable to Peru.
    • Support in trade facilitation and customs related with the entry and exit of goods at the border or through an ex post customs audit.
    • Legal advice on customs valuation.
    • Advice on rules of origin, tariff classification and direct shipment.
    • Advice on trade of restricted goods and services (pharmaceutical products, food and chemical supplies, among others).
    • Negotiation, advice and representation of our clients in domestic (SUNAT, Tax Court or INDECOPI) and international litigation (WTO, Andean Community or dispute settlement on bilateral treaties) on trade and customs matters.
    • Drafting and support in distribution, supply, franchise, technology and agency agreements.
    • Planning and structuring international business operations, INCOTERMS and letters of credit.
    • Development of and legal strategy for international transport and logistics (supply chain management).
    • Design and implementation of methods to benefit from suspensive customs procedures, preferential negotiations and progressive sanctions and incentive regimes, as well as Authorized Economic Operators programs.
    • Assistance and representation in trade remedies — dumping, subsidies and safeguards
    • Support in terms of labeling of products.
    • Identification and advice on technical barriers to trade or sanitary and phytosanitary measures.
    • Counselling on cross-border measures against counterfeit products.
  • Publications
    Law on customs offences amended
    International Commercial & Trade
    INDECOPI orders MINSA not to prohibit use of octagon adhesives in imported products
    International Commercial & Trade
    Tariff preferences procedure between Peru and the United Kingdom is approved
    International Commercial & Trade
    Tariff preferences procedure between Peru and the United Kingdom is approved
    International Commercial & Trade
    Procedure for the elimination of non-tariff trade barriers approved
    International Commercial & Trade
    Regulations of the General Customs Law are amended
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    Newsletter
    August 21, 2019
    Newsletter: International Trade and Customs
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  • News
    Announcements
    August 3, 2021
    Estudio Echecopar announces its newest professional promotions
    Press Release
    Acknowledgments
    February 19, 2020
    Best Lawyers 2020
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    News
    December 3, 2019
    Foreign Trade Revolution: How can Blockchain help us?
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    Events
    October 18, 2019
    Incoterms 2020
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    News
    October 2, 2019
    Free Trade Zones
    Tax Avoidance Engines or Competitiveness Boosters? | Spanish content
    News
    September 17, 2019
    The ABC’s of Franchise Agreements | Part 2
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    News
    September 5, 2019
    The ABC’s of Franchise Agreements | Part 1
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  • Acknowledgments
    • Chambers & Partners
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      Testimonials

      Band 1: Chambers and Partners Latin America — 2020

      Clients praise the firm's expertise and familiarity with the governmental customs agencies, which "has permitted us to carry out several projects and to avoid unnecessary tasks."

Key Contacts

Manlio Bassino
Partner
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8507
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Gonzalo Bernal
Partner
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8504
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Geneve Dupont
Associate
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8402
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Luis Alonso Garcia
Partner
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8571
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Alvaro Gutierrez
Partner
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8583
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Andrea Jimenez
Associate
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8583
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Rosmery Rivera
Associate
Lima
+51 (1) 618 8403
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