Committee of Rules of Origin and Procedures related to Origin, Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation: established in Art. 4.30 of the Additional Protocol to the Framework Agreement of the PA. It has jurisdiction over the provisions of Chapter 5 “Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation” and the function of monitoring the implementation and administration of this chapter. Annex 5.8 and Annex 5.9 are the Annexes established by the Committee.
In order to facilitate trade among the countries of the Pacific Alliance, a chapter on Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation was agreed, which is structured on the basis of the principles of transparency, predictability and cooperation among customs. In this way, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru have agreed on a series of commitments to make customs procedures more effective and simplified, as well as streamlined methods, processes and action systems based on risk management.
This, with the aim of providing agility in the clearance of goods; process automation; information available in databases; paperless environment; interoperability of the single windows; as well as the implementation of authorized economic operator programs for the subsequent subscription of mutual recognition agreements.
Likewise, it contemplates a mechanism of cooperation and mutual assistance for the exchange of information among customs administrations, which allows to strengthen and improve the procedures for control and prevention of operations contrary to customs legislation.
By virtue of the above, the referred chapter on Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation seeks to achieve the proper balance between the facilitation and control that modern Customs must exercise in the process of their functions.