Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism (Peru)
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The Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism of Peru or MINCETUR is the ministry in charge of issues pertaining to foreign commerce of the Government of Peru and the promotion of Tourism in Peru. The current Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism is Mercedes Aráoz.
The Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism defines, directs, executes, coordinates, and supervises the policies of foreign commerce and tourism. It has responsibility in issues pertaining to exportation and international business agreements, which is manages in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Relations, and the Ministry of the Economy and Finances as well as other sectors of the Peruvian government within their respective jurisdictions.
Additionally it is in charge of regulating foreign commerce. The ministry directs international trade negotiations for the Peruvian government and is empowered to sign agreements within its jurisdiction. In the Tourism sector, it promotes, orients, and regulates touristical activity with the goal of promoting sustainable development for tourism, and it includes the promotion, orientation, and regulation of arts and crafts directed towards tourists.
It promotes free trade agreements, as well as manages the tourism entity PromPeru, a government organization responsible for promoting Tourism to Peru around the world. The ministry has signed the following treaties:
- Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement
- Chile-Peru Free Trade Agreement
- Thailand-Peru Free Trade Agreement
- United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement