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The level of proficiency in English varies widely among Peruvian business executives - many understand and read more fluently than they are willing or able to speak, and therefore an interpreter may be useful.

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  • Imports from Peru A$209 million
  • Exports to Peru A$141 million
  • Capital Lima
  • Official Languages Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
  • Area 1,285,000 sq km
  • Population 30.9 million


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Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Peru and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Peru. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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Bribery of Foreign Officials

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

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OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

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APEC Business Travel Card Scheme

Managed by the Department of Immigration, the APEC Business Travel Card Scheme was developed to make travelling within the 21 APEC member countries much simpler and more efficient.

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