Below is a list of useful links for persons seeking to do business in Peru:
If you are planning to do business in Peru, you will soon find yourself looking for local commercial institutions that promote commercial activity. The U.S. Commercial Service in Lima has carefully chosen a selected group of qualified local service institutions that guarantee English language service and experience in serving U.S. companies.
- Mining, Petroleum and Energy Society
Non-profit business group dedicated to supporting mining, oil and energy companies operating in Peru.
- Lima Stock Exchange
- American Chamber of Commerce
- CAPECO Peruvian Chamber of Construction.
CAPECO groups together and represents companies involved in the construction sector. Capeco's objective is to provide services for its associates, promote national development and improve the quality of life of citizens through construction activities and projects. It also publishes the construction periodical “Constructivo Magazine.”
- PROMPEX. Is the main Peruvian commercial promotion institution. PROMPEX's website contains information on:
- Peru, Economy and Business
- Local Contacts
- Foreign Contacts
- Peruvian Products in the World
- News, Events
- Commercial and Financial Information
- Promotional Programs
- Institutional Plans
- Commercial Links, and others
Following you may find U.S. government agencies that may assist you in tapping into foreign markets:
- U.S. Department of Commerce
- International Trade Administration
Part of the Department of Commerce; provides info on international trade.
Offers valuable assistance to help your business export goods and services to markets worldwide. From this site you can access a global listing of trade events, international market research, and practical tools to help with every step of the export process.
- Trade Information Center (TIC)
Comprehensive resource for information on all U.S. Federal Government export assistance programs.
- United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Export Administration Contact information for the Bureau of Export Administration and the function it serves.
- United States Department of Commerce, Economic and Statistics Administration
Where economic and social change is chronicled, understood, and explained.
- United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)64 promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic data in an objective and cost-effective manner.
- United States Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The only Federal Agency created specifically to foster the creation, growth and expansion of minority-owned businesses in America.
- United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
- United States Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Trade and Development Agency(TDA)
- Export Import Bank
- Overseas Private Investment Corporation
- National Trade Data Bank(NTDB)
- Regarding U.S. Standards Initiative in Peru, you may visit the following site: NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Library of Congress
Use of library catalogue, research tools, links to Congress, the Copyright Office, maps, exhibitions and a search engine.
- Thomas Legislative Information
Everything you ever wanted to know about the United States Congress: major legislation, floor activities and member lists of both House and Senate, and an archive.
- Small Business Administration
This site provides private citizens with detailed advice on starting a business. It also includes a library and search engine.
- United States Department of Agriculture
The latest news, agencies, services and programs.
- USDA Foreign Agricultural Service: Agricultural export information.
- United States Department of State
This site tracks the political and economic climate around the world, including policy decisions, news, travel warnings, support for businesses and global issues.
- United States Government Printing Office
An archive of government documents that links to other government sites.
- United States House of Representatives
- A site devoted to the current efforts of the U.S. Representatives (tracks pending legislation), along with governmental and educational links.
- United States International Trade Commission
Provides objective trade expertise to both legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs action against certain unfair trade practices." Includes news, tariff updates, trade resources and links to trade data from various U.S. Departments.
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
USAID procurement and opportunities.
- The White House
All the information relating to the executive branch, as well as links to all of the executive branches of the government, includes a search engine.
- U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the US American people and economy.