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the legal requirements for biotrade

The government of Peru implements compliance policies for companies and organizations that trade and export forest products.

This means that timber and non-timber resources of the Amazon forests need to be exploited and marketed under certain conditions, which are mandatory for trading companies, in order to warrant sustainable supply and trade. This ensures that endangered species like Dragon’s blood or Palo santo, and its derivatives are traded and consumed responsibly and in a way that aids the economic, social and environmental development of the producing areas.

These legal measures are necessary to meet and exceed the production and illegal marketing of natural resources in Amazonian Peru. There is indeed a black market for illegally collected forest resources, which damages both nature and its surrounding social communities. This type of exploitation not only disrupts Peruvian biodiversity but also brings about a risk of extinction, and collateral damage to the people, whose daily economy is based on these very resources. Illegal extraction and trade lowers exploitability for future generations.

Within the realms of biotrade, training and new ways of sustainable exploitation are implemented for providing communities. These management plans are applied to different areas of the Amazon, where the groundwork has been laid by companies who have sent out forest engineers to study the area, with the help of local authorities who concede the necessary authorizations in compliance with legal criteria.

Regional governments not only hand out exploitation permits for resources, but also handle the follow up to validate the compliance with the norms with the help of the approval by forest guides.

On June 19, 2013 our organization was granted the approval of the General Regional Supervision Department (Regional Program for the Management of forest resources and Wildlife, sub department of Loreto-Nauta) for a management plan regarding Dragon’s Blood within the community of Alfonso Ugarte from APIKET. This way, INKANATURA can trade Dragon’s Blood coming from this community, in a sustainable way following the principles of biotrade.

The Ministry of Agriculture grants these export permits as a supplement of the permits for exploitation of forest resources, if and when all legal criteria are met.

Since the Forest and Forest Wildlife Administration of Peru saw all the requirements were met, our company in Peru was registered in the Record of Exporting Merchants for non timber forest products, in accordance with Supreme Decree No. 010-2009-AG, Ministerial Resolution No. 108 2013-AG, Law No. 27308 Forest Act and Wildlife, as amended and supplemented, restoring its Regulations and Law No. 29382 repealing Legislative Decree No 1090.with the Supreme Decree nº 010-2009-AG, Ministerial Resolutions nº 108 2013-AG, law nº 27308 Law for Forest and Wildlife.

From this moment on, INKANATURA now has the required permits to trade and export non timber forest products, such as Cat’s Claw, Dragon’s Blood, Palo Santo, Medicinal plants, extracts and others.

We continue to strive to marry the sustainable exploitation of Natural resources and make it compatible with the progressive appreciation of Environmental Forestal Services in keeping with the social, economical and environmental interests of the Amazon region.

INKANATURA, 2013 External Links: Inkanatural Inkanat