The Emergency Decree has two lines of action. On the one hand, it annually allocates an approximate amount of USD 4,848,000 to finance activities related to reading and book promotion.
On the other hand, it aims at the exemption of the General Sales Tax for a one (1)-year term, the tax refund of the General Sales Tax for a one (1)-year term, the realization of the nationwide reading survey for a one (1)-year term, which is proposed by the Ministry of Culture, and the granting of the amount of USD 4,848,000 for the implementation of school libraries by the Ministry of Education.
This initiative is reported as a strategy to support the systems of sustainable governance for culture because it aims to have a positive impact on citizens' access to books, as well as it seeks to strengthen the various aspects and actors of the book and reading ecosystem, providing them with greater and better capacities, as well as to improve the conditions for creation, production, distribution, and access.
The Emergency Decree No. 003-2019, approved on October 11 of the year 2019, is in the process of being regulated. When this process is completed, its provisions should be applied, and, therefore, indicators will be established to measure the impact of the results in a given time frame.
Approximately USD 9.7 million per year (divided equally between MINEDU and the Ministry of Culture).
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Ministry of Education
Ministry of Economy and Finance
National Superintendence of Customs and Tax Administration (SUNAT)
Based on the technical considerations carried out, it is concluded that having a budget allocation that finances and thus promotes programs for accessing books and encouraging reading is essential for the economic and cultural development of the country.
It is also considered necessary to prioritize the preparation of documents, studies, and other indicators that generate a baseline to measure the results of the investment in actions to promote access to books and reading.