in a nutshell
On December 31, 2022, Supreme Decree No. 022-2022-SA was published in a special digital edition of the official journal El Peruano. This order extended the deadline for adhesives (“stickers“) Imported food and non-alcoholic beverages (“imported food”), including those sold by micro and small businesses, should be discontinued.
was granted an extension to June 30, 2023.
The originally granted extension period for the use of octagon stickers on imported food expired on December 31, 2022. This further extension was necessary to prevent disruption to the logistics chain and consumers. But this temporary solution will not solve the underlying problem: the removal of bans that illegally and unreasonably restrict trade in imported food.
As stated in the legal warning “Prohibition on the use of adhesives (stickers) to place octagons on food labels”, there are many questions related to the entry into force of this ban which the competent authorities have cleared during this time. Have to. new extension.
It should also be noted that the granted extension will not affect appeals against this ban filed before INDECOPI’s Committee on Dumping, Subsidies and Non-tariff Trade Barriers. We expect the INDECOPI Court to confirm its accreditation later this year.
Businesses that sell and/or import imported food are encouraged to proactively take relevant commercial and legal actions before the use of the sticker is prohibited.
Estudio Echecopar has represented several companies and guilds in the face of this ban, which is against trade, national and international food standards.
Please contact us if you need advice on this matter.
This alert was originally published here.
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