Exporting Products to PERU

Location: Peru is located in the central-west part of South America, is bordered by Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and the Pacific Ocean. Its three largest cities are Lima (its capital), Arequipa and Trujillo.

Is there a trade agreement between Peru and the UK? Yes, as part of the trade agreement continuity between the United Kingdom and the Andean countries. The Peruvian government, along with Colombia and Ecuador, signed a free trade agreement with the UK in May 2019, maintaining at present the same tariff preferences that are contained in the treaty with the European Union.

Peruvian national currency: Sol (PEN).

Official language: Spanish.


Shipping from the UK to Peru

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


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


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


Top-10 products exported from the United Kingdom to Peru in 2019

1. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical
    appliances; parts thereof
    .................................................................................................$39.4 M

2. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    .................................................................................................$31.0 M

3. Pharmaceutical products
    .................................................................................................$25.4 M

4. Vehicles; other than railway or tramway rolling stock,
    and parts and accessories thereof
    .................................................................................................$24.2 M

5. Electrical/electronic equipment
    .................................................................................................$12.5 M

6. Optical/photo/technical/medical apparatus;
    parts and accessories
    .................................................................................................$12.3 M

7. Plastics and articles thereof
    .................................................................................................$10.7 M

8. Printed books, newspapers, pictures
    .................................................................................................$8.3 M

9. Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toiletries
    .................................................................................................$5.6 M

10. Miscellaneous chemical products
    .................................................................................................$5.5 M

M: Millions USD
Source: DIT / UN Comtrade



Find opportunities to export to Peru

If you are an exporter based in Britain, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), offers an online data base where you can search for current export opportunities and pitch your products to overseas buyers including Peruvian importers.



If you are an importer based in Peru looking for British products, we invite you to complete the application form at great.gov.uk to access contact details of British exporters via this tool which is administrated by the UK government. When completing the form, please reply 'Britain Latin America Logistics Ltd' to the question 'Where did you hear about great.gov.uk?'


Import taxes/restrictions in Peru

logo SUNAT with link to tariff classification site

Visit the official Peruvian tariff classification website at SUNAT to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any). If you are based in the UK, you can access the UK official export tool: goods from the United Kingdom to Peru.


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