On January 17, the Ministry of Foreign Trade (Mincetur, for its acronym in Spanish), launched a public consultation on the draft decree approving the Regulation of the Authorized Exporter. The aim of the regulation, adopted through Resolution No.11-2020-MINCETUR, is to establish the requirements and procedures to be met by natural or legal persons wishing to operate as an Authorized Exporter. Interested parties may submit their comments on the draft during the next 30 days.
The regulations propose that those applying for authorization present a number of forms, including the specific commercial agreement for which they need the authorization. Operators should also give a technical and commercial description and tariff classification of the goods for which the application is being made. Mincetur then has a maximum period of 30 days to respond to the request for authorization, renewal and waiver.
If an exporter has to renew an authorization, the application should be submitted 60 calendar days before expiry, and if they fail to do so, they will have to submit a new application for authorization.
The National Customs Superintendency also adopted Resolution No. 001-2020-SUNAT, which endows it with the discretionary faculty to define and sanction any infractions contemplated in the General Customs Law. The regulation is already in force.