Peru - Country Commercial Guide
Import Requirements and Documentation

Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.

Last published date: 2021-10-07

For imports, Customs (SUNAT) requires a Customs Merchandise Declaration (DAM), a commercial invoice, an airway bill or bill of lading, a packing list, and an insurance letter. Several imports are subject to antidumping and countervailing duties. The list of products and countries is available at ALADI (http://www.aladi.org/sitioAladi/index.html). To avoid these duties, a certificate of origin is required for products coming from other countries, a process that may cause delays in the clearance process.  A sanitary registration is required for processed food products (issued by DIGESA’s (http://www.digesa.minsa.gob.pe/) Food and Environmental Health Bureau) and a Sanitary Certificate for animal, plants, or their by-products (issued by SENASA).

For food and beverages, the importer must submit a sworn application to DIGESA accompanied by a Certificate of Free Trade and Use issued by the health authority of the country of origin, the future label, and the registration receipt. If the certificate is not available, the importer should present a document issued by the Peruvian Consulate in the country of origin. The sworn application includes the contact information of the importer’s company and the manufacturer, taxpayer’s identification (RUC), the list of products requested and for each product its content, the results of physical-chemical and microbiological analysis, lot code system, expiration date, packaging material and storage conditions.