Peru: National consumer protection authority, INDECOPI, allows the use of octagon adhesives on products imported by certain importers

In brief

Certain importers may continue to use prohibited adhesives

 Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual (INDECOPI) Commission on Dumping, Subsidies and Non-Tariff Trade Barriers ("Commission") has granted the interim measure requested by various importers of industrialized food and beverages and the Chamber of Commerce of Lima to allow the use of adhesives for the posting of advertising warnings on said imported products. See Resolution No. 012-2022/CDB-INDECOPI ("Resolution").

This interim measure will remain in place until the INDECOPI Court (second administrative instance) issues its final ruling on the merits of the dispute or revokes the interim ruling if The Ministry of Health (MINSA) decides to appeal it.

Estudio Echecopar International Trade team is representing the complainant companies in this proceeding.


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In Depth

Some comments on the Resolution:

  • There is a ban on the use of octagon adhesives applied to imported products as of 1 April 2022. Only the companies that filed the complaint (including those affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of Lima) may continue to use the adhesives on imported products.
  • Importing companies affected by the prohibition on the use of octagon adhesives on their products may file a new complaint requesting a similar interim measure.

For more information, please contact the team that oversees the complaint:

Luis Alonso García (luisalonso.garcia@bakermckenzie.com)

Gonzalo Bernal (gonzalo.bernal@bakermckenzie.com)

Alvaro Gutiérrez (alvaro.gutierrez@bakermckenzie.com)

Click here to read the alert in Spanish.

 

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