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Unexpected Regulatory Challenge Threatens Peru’s Chancay Port Ahead of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Chinese Port in Peru Confronted with Unexpected Challenge to Business Strategy

Peru’s $1.3 billion Chancay port, set to open in November during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference, is facing an unexpected challenge just months before its inauguration. The port, operated by Cosco Shipping, was granted exclusivity over services to be offered on site, but Peru’s port authority has since stated that this exclusivity was a mistake. They now say that the port should be open to other companies offering services like loading and unloading shipping containers.

The recent regulatory challenge could potentially alter the business plan for the port. The Chancay port has attracted attention due to US-China trade tensions in South America, with US officials criticizing Peru for allowing a state-owned Chinese company to lead such a significant infrastructure project in the country. However, Peruvian authorities defend the decision, emphasizing the lack of private sector interest from US companies.

Once operational, the Chancay port could revolutionize South American trade by providing a direct route from Chancay to Shanghai. Exclusive deals are common in Peru, enabling port operators to recoup their investments by charging for infrastructure use. However, Chancay’s legal structure differs from other Peruvian ports as it was developed as a private entity from the beginning, unlike public ports that are later concessioned to private operators.

Despite the regulatory challenge, Transportation and Communications Minister Raul Perez Reyes confirmed that the Chancay port is set to be inaugurated in November. The government is working on adjusting regulations to address the exclusivity issue and create a framework that is fair to all involved parties. Cosco criticized Peru’s stance, stating that exclusivity over services was a key motivator for their investment in the port and that the challenge negatively impacts the investment climate in the country.

By Samantha Jones

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