Peru and Chile signed an agreement to launch electronic certification in agro-export procedures between the two countries. This information exchange system on phytosanitary conditions and the safety of agricultural products will streamline the export and import procedures for plants and plant products.
With this system, the phytosanitary authorities of the National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa) of Peru and the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) of Chile will stop issuing and receiving these documents on paper while providing users with an agile, modern, ecological, and safe service. Senasa will continue optimizing the use of cutting-edge technology, avoiding adulteration or falsification of technical documents, and providing security to certified commercial cargoes in the country.
The implementation of this process with Chile is transcendental because it will facilitate the trade of 96,000 tons of exported products, i.e. some 7,000 shipments from Peru to Chile on average per year.
Electronic certification will not initially cover phytosanitary re-export certificates.