Us Trade Agreement With Peru
(Note: This HTML version of the agreements was created by SICE. A PDF version is available here) The Peruvian Congress debated the agreement for six hours on the night of 27 June 2006 and ratified it in the early morning of the following day. The vote was taken by 79 votes in favour, 14 votes against and 7 abstentions.  On November 8, 2007, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the agreement by a vote of 285 to 132.   On December 4, 2007, the U.S. Senate approved the agreement by 77 votes to 18.   The transposition laws received broad support from the Republican Party (176-16 in the House of Representatives, 47-1 in the Senate) and split by the Democratic Party (109-116 and 29-17). Peru began free trade negotiations with the United States on 18 May 2004 with Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia as observers.
After thirteen rounds of negotiations, Peru and the United States adopted on 7 December 2005. On January 6, 2006, the United States was sent a communication to Congress on its intention to enter into a free trade agreement with the Republic of Peru, and on April 12, 2006, Peru and the United States signed the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA). On November 18, 2003, the USTR informed the U.S. Congress of its intention to enter into free trade negotiations with Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, all beneficiaries of the Andean Anti-Trade Act (ATPA). Prior to the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement, the Peruvian government withdrew existing environmental protection in order to implement the provisions of the Free Trade Agreement for foreign investors regarding access to forestry, mining and other natural resources. These include access to sensitive Amazonian areas over which indigenous communities had control under Peruvian law prior to the free trade agreement.  Protests by indigenous communities in the Amazon against the implementation of the free trade agreement and new foreign investors linked to it who access indigenous lands have been deadly. . . .