Since 1997, the CNIE
has called for creating a National Institute for the Environment (NIE) under NSF.
In their appeals, the two companies said the rejection ran counter to the spirit of NAFTA and was inconsistent with other CNIE
decisions where majority foreign ownership was allowed in a Mexican company, said the Mexico City daily newspaper La Jornada.
By 1990, there were 20 countries listed as water-scarce by CNIE
, with a further eight Middle Eastern countries added to the list: Algeria, Israel, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, the UAE and Yemen.
CNIES has been implemented at Peruvian Air Force (FAP) locations in Lima, Pucallpa, and Iquitos.
In 2007, the USG provided CNIES training for Air Force of Peru (FAP) personnel; assisted the FAP establish radar coverage in areas suspected of being aerial trafficking routes; and conducted RAII Joint training exercises with Brazil and Colombia.