The Secretary-General of the Andean Community, Jorge Hernando Pedraza, announced new measures to facilitate the trade of cosmetic products between Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, in the face of the current situation generated by the coronavirus pandemic.
From now on and until December 31 of this year, in the case of the trade of cosmetic products, the Mandatory Health Notification (NSO) issued in a member country will be accepted, digitally or a simple physical copy, according to a Andean Community press release.
In the Andean Community, cosmetic products require an NSO to be sold or sold, which must be presented to the competent national authority of the first country of commercialization.
“This measure, which is part of the Andean Community’s strategy against COVID-19 and is part of the Andean Digital Agenda, seeks to streamline intra-community trade in these products and contribute to the economic and social reactivation of the region,” Pedraza said.
The Secretary General of the Andean Community highlighted that the cosmetic sector registered varied growth in the last decade.
He highlighted that intra-community exports went from US $ 259 million in 2010 to US $ 271 million in 2019.