Peru - Country Commercial Guide
Standards for Trade

Describes standards, identifies the national standards, accreditation bodies, and lists the national testing organization(s) and conformity assessment bodies.

Last published date: 2022-08-18

In November 2004, Peru issued a regulation on labeling and marking (Ley del Rotulado- Law 28405). This law established that products exported to Peru should have a label with the following information:

  •  Name of product
  •  Country of origin
  •  Address of exporter, importer, or distributor
  •  Expiration date
  •  Conservation method
  •  Weight in metric system

Testing, Inspection, and Certification

There are accreditation bodies such as Inicio/Dirección General de Salud Ambiental (http://www.digesa.minsa.gob.pe/) for different industries.  The laboratories that can aid U.S. exporters can be found in this website from INACAL, the National Institute of Quality.  Products coming from the United States will not experience issues entering Peru if importers receive information in advance regarding the products’ composition and/or ingredients.  The following firms are certified by CTR to provide Conformity Assessment services:

SGS del Perú: (511) 517-1900

https://www.sgs.pe/

 

BSI Inspectorate Perú: (511) 613-8080

https://www.bsigroup.com/es-PE/

 

EQUAS S.A.: (511) 349-4050

http://www.equas.com.pe/

Publication of Technical Regulations

Products from the United States will not encounter difficulties entering Peru if importers receive information in advance regarding the products’ composition and ingredients.  The regulatory framework is similar to that of the United States.  The U.S. Commercial Service organizes periodic seminars with the Government of Peru and ANSI, ASTM, NEMA, and other organizations to encourage conformity with global standards.

Use ePing to review proposed technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures 

The ePing SPS&TBT platform (https://epingalert.org/), or “ePing”, provides access to notifications made by WTO Members under the Agreements on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), distributed by the WTO from January 16, 1995 to present.  ePing is available to all stakeholders free of charge and does not require registration unless the user wishes to receive customized e-mail alerts.  Use it to browse notifications on past as well as new draft and updated product regulations, food safety and animal and plant health standards and regulations, find information on trade concerns discussed in the WTO SPS and TBT Committees, locate information on SPS/TBT Enquiry Points and notification authorities, and to follow and review current and past notifications concerning regulatory actions on products, packaging, labeling, food safety and animal and plant health measures in markets of interest. 

Notify U.S., operated and maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) since 2003 to distribute and provide access to notifications (and associated draft texts) made under the WTO TBT Agreement for US stakeholders, has reached its end of life.  Per obligation under the TBT Agreement, each WTO Member operates a national TBT (and an SPS) Enquiry Point.   National TBT Enquiry Points are authorized to accept comments and official communications from other national TBT Enquiry Points, which are NOT part of the WTO or the WTO Secretariat.  All comment submissions from U.S. stakeholders, including businesses, trade associations, U.S domiciled standards development organizations and conformity assessment bodies, consumers, or U.S. government agencies on notifications to the WTO TBT Committee should be sent directly to the USA WTO TBT Inquiry Point.  Refer to the comment guidance at https://tsapps.nist.gov/notifyus/data/guidance/guidance.cfm for further information.

Contact Information

INDECOPI and CTR in Lima: (511) 224-7800 ext. 1261

https://www.gob.pe/indecopi

The point of contact regarding standards issues at the U.S. Commercial Service in Lima is:

Gustavo Romero, Commercial Specialist,

Phone: (511) 618-2442

Email: gustavo.romero@trade.gov