Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.
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. In addition, several imports are subject to antidumping and countervailing duties. The list of products and countries is available at ALADI. Products from the U.S. require a certificate of origin to avoid duties. Processed food products require a sanitary registration (issued by DIGESA’s Food and Environmental Health Bureau) at http://www.digesa.minsa.gob.pe/ and a Sanitary Certificate for animals, 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 Sale issued by the health authority of the country of origin, the future label, and the registration receipt. If the certificate is unavailable, 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.