The administration of an enlarged market for goods and services in the Andean region requires carrying out activities to maximize trade benefits for all Member Countries, thereby contributing to their balanced and harmonious development. Community actions target the consolidation and perfecting of the existing area for free trade in goods and services and deepening its rules and regulations with a view to moving toward a more advanced state of integration.

 
 
TRADE IN GOODS
Having achieved its objective of establishing free trade within the enlarged Andean market, the CAN is now seeking to perfect Community regulations that govern that market and its management and to adopt measures that will facilitate trade and contribute to its transparency. Actions have accordingly been planned in the following fields: 1)The Perfecting and Management of the Enlarged Market, 2) Tariff Policy, 3) Rules of Origin, 4) Motor Vehicle Agreement, 5) Safeguards, 6) Dumping and Subsidies, 7) Corrective duties for tariff differences, 8) Free Competition, 9)Technical Barriers to Trade, 10) Human Health, 11) Tariff Classification, 12) Customs Valuation, 13) Customs Procedures and Systems, 14) Trade in agricultural products and agricultural chains, and 15) Andean Agricultural Health System. 
 
 
TRADE IN SERVICES AND INVESTMENTS
The aims are to foster the development and harmonizing of rules and regulations on the circulation of services within the Andean market; help strengthen the Member Countries’ capacity to take advantage of the benefits of intra-subregional trade in services; and support the Andean countries’ preparation for joint international services negotiations, particularly those with the European Union. To those effects, actions have been planned for 1) compliance with Decision 659, which identifies services sectors for further deregulation or for closer harmonization of regulations, 2) Tourism, 3) Telecommunication and ICTs, 4) Transportation, 5) Electric System Interconnection and 6) Investment.
 
 
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Community policy in this area covers the patent system, utility models, lay-out designs of integrated circuits, industrial designs, trademarks, commercial slogans, tradenames, labels and geographic indications regulated in Decisions 486 and 632; copyrights and related rights regulated through Decision 351; the rights of obtainers of plant varieties regulated in Decision 345; and access to genetic resources established in Decision 391.
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GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT
Andean countries are encouraged to cooperate with each other in making the best possible use of their electronic contracting systems and laying the groundwork for Community regulations to permit the incorporation of government procurement into the Andean enlarged market, thereby guaranteeing the strengthening of national States.
 
 
COMPETITIVENESS, SMEs AND SMALL PRODUCERS
The objectives are to reactivate the Subregional Coordination System for Small and Medium-scale Industry, to incorporate small producers and their mechanisms into the integration process, to strengthen inter-enterprise cooperation in order to improve market access, and to have a mechanism in place to facilitate access to the financial system by the economic organizations of small producers, thereby fostering the creation of Andean production chains.
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MACROECONOMICS
The CAN fosters gradual macroeconomic policy harmonization in order to consolidate subregional growth and integration. Inflation and public debt targets and targets for continuously monitored fiscal accounts have been defined accordingly. The CAN’s efforts seek the economic stability of its Member Countries so they can play a larger role in international trade.
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RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD SECURITY
Work is underway to set up a Subregional Forum resting on a coordinated series of instruments like the Andean Rural Development Network, the Territorial Development Observatory, a Horizontal Cooperation Program, and an electronic communication and information mechanism. In the case of Food Security, the aim is to implement the projects on Food Security for Indigenous Populations and Regional Food Security.
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