Feb 05, 2016: Peru's Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister, Magali Silva signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in New Zealand's city of Auckland along with her counterparts from 11 Pacific countries. The countries participating in the agreement are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, United States, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam and Peru.
The agreement is set to benefit the export sector and contribute to turning Peru into an important investment market for the Asia-Pacific area, being allowed to export goods with all the TPP advantages.
Magali Silva, Peruvian Minister, said, “This is the first time a treaty of this magnitude is putting special emphasis in social policies, which will multiply the opportunities for small and medium companies and therefore improve people's lives.”
Minister added, "Through the TPP alliance we are getting access to five new countries and this will generate stronger economic growth and create more jobs for Peruvians.”
Photo: Peru's Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry signs the Trans-Pacific Partnership in New Zealand (Photo: Business Wire)