This corrective measure was established as a response to the devaluation of their currencies. For Colombia a safeguard of 21% was imposed; and 7% for Peru, measure that became effective on January 5, 2015.
Of the proceeds from safeguards, 82% were products from Colombia, according to Customs.
The products that were imported from Colombia in January were cargo vehicles, food preparations, medicines, cars and refrigerators. Instead of Peru feed, food preparations, fruit were imported; soap and cleaning, the main.