Importing Products from PERU

Peru is bordered by Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and the Pacific Ocean. Its three largest cities are Lima (its capital), Arequipa and Trujillo.

Trade agreement with the EU: Yes, read more here
Peruvian national currency: Sol (PEN)
Official language: Spanish


tt_air Transit time via air from Peru to airport in the UK is approximately 3 days. Peru's main cargo international airport is Jorge Chavez, located in the metropolitan area of Lima.


tt_sea Transit time via sea from Peru to port in the UK is approximately 28 days. Peru’s main sea port is Callao.


docs Import documents required include packing list, commercial invoice, and health / organic / origin / phytosanitary certificate(s) where applicable. Requirements for the Peruvian exporter include tax indentification number (RUC), and registration as exporter at SUNAT. Requirements for the British importer include having an EORI number.


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Top-10 product types imported from Peru to United Kingdom in 2017

1. Natural, cultured pearls; precious, semi-precious stones;
    precious metals, metals clad with precious metal,
    and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coins
    ................................................................................................$333.6 m

2. Edible fruit and nuts
    ................................................................................................$201.6 m

3. Vegetables and certain roots and tubers; edible
    ................................................................................................$50.5 m

4. Coffee, tea, mate and spices
    ................................................................................................$22.5 m

5. Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation;
    bituminous substances; mineral waxes
    ................................................................................................$19.0 m

6. Tin and articles thereof
    ................................................................................................$17.1 m

7. Articles of apparel, accessories, knit or crochet
    ................................................................................................$12.8 m

8. Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope
    ................................................................................................$12.0 m

9. Wool, animal hair, horsehair yarn and fabric thereof
    ................................................................................................$9.3 m

10. Vegetable / fruit / nut food preparations
    ................................................................................................$7.4 m

Source: UN Comtrade



Where to Search for Peruvian Products/Exporters

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PERUtradeNOW is an online tool managed by the Peruvian government. It enables buyers around the world to find Peruvian business partners and their exportable supply. Also visit PROMPERU, the official institution in charge of the commercial promotion of exports in Peru.

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Import Taxes/Restrictions in the United Kingdom

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Visit the UK Trade Tariff to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) to Peruvian products. This is done by entering either the tariff code or the description of the particular commodity on the site's search tool.


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