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1.1 Andean Community (CAN)

The Cartagena Agreement was signed on 26 May 1969 establishing the Andean Group currently known as Andean Community, whose objectives are to promote the Member Countries' balanced and harmonious development under equitable conditions through integration and economic and social cooperation; step-up their growth and job creation; facilitate their participation in the regional integration process, with a view to the gradual formation of a Latin American common market; reduce the Member Countries' external vulnerability and improve their position in the international economy; reinforce subregional solidarity and reduce differences in development among the Member Countries. The Andean Community (CAN) is comprised by Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Regarding customs matters, a series of decisions and community resolutions that rule on several areas have been approved, such as the NANDINA common nomenclature (Decision 653, its modifying and regulatory rules); Customs Regime Harmonization (Decision 671, its modifying and regulatory rules); Unique Customs Document (Decision 670, its modifying and regulatory rules); Customs Valuation (Decision 571, its modifying and regulatory rules); Andean Value Declaration (Decision 379); Goods Release Program (Decision 414, its modifying and regulatory rules); Origin of Goods Qualification and Certification (Decision 416, its modifying and regulatory rules); Community Customs Transit (Decision 617 and Decision 636 , its modifying and regulatory rules); Cooperation and Mutual Assistance among Customs Administration of Member Countries of the Andean Community (Decision 728); Andean Integrated Tariff (ARIAN) (Decision 657); Andean Program of Customs Formation (Decision 573) and the Andean Regime on Customs Control (Decision 574). For the purpose of being beneficiary of the preferential tariff treatment, goods from another Member Country of the CAN shall be deemed to be originating goods from that country in accordance with the Rules of Origin established in Decision 416, for which the information requested in accordance with the Specific Procedure on Application of Preferential Tariff to the import of goods from Andean Community (CAN) – INTA-PE.01.11 - in Spanish), shall be sent in the electronic transmission of customs import declaration indicating the corresponding Codes of International Preferential Treatment (TPI):

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((*) Venezuela remained in the CAN until 22 April 2006 maintaining the preferential tariff treatment granted by Peru to Venezuela by Decision 414 until 21 April 2011.





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