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United States and Peru Meet to Discuss Trade Promotion Agreement Environment Chapter and Environmental Cooperation Agreement Implementation

The Governments of the United States and Peru held meetings on February 13 and 14 to review implementation of the Environment Chapter of the United States – Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA), including the Annex on Forest Sector Governance, and the U.S.- Peru Environmental Cooperation Agreement. 

The meetings included government-to-government sessions and a public session of the Environmental Affairs Council, the Environmental Cooperation Commission, and the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance.  They covered a wide range of topics, including measures to strengthen environmental protection, updates on environmental cooperation, and efforts by each government to effectively enforce its environmental laws and promote public participation in environmental decision-making.  The United States emphasized the importance of maintaining strong protections for forest ecosystems and of continuing to advance efforts to combat deforestation.

The U.S.-Peru Secretariat for Submissions on Environmental Enforcement Matters (SEEM) shared updates on the status of public submissions under the process established by the TPA.  Recent submissions cover environmental management in the agriculture sector, forest concessions, and air quality and climate impacts.  More information is available on the SEEM’s website: www.saca-seem.org.

The U.S. delegation was led by Scott Ticknor, Director of the Office of the Environment Quality in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and Allison Smith, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources.

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Official news published at https://www.state.gov/united-states-and-peru-meet-to-discuss-trade-promotion-agreement-environment-chapter-and-environmental-cooperation-agreement-implementation/

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