Importing Products from 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 Peru to the UK

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.


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


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 2019

1. Edible fruit and nuts
    ................................................................................................$241.4 M

2. Vegetables and certain roots and tubers; edible
    ................................................................................................$51.7 M

3. Coffee, tea, mate and spices
    ................................................................................................$22.6 M

4. Tin and articles thereof
    ................................................................................................$21.4 M

5. Articles of apparel, accessories, knit or crochet
    ................................................................................................$14.5 M

6. Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation;
    bituminous substances; mineral waxes
    ................................................................................................$14.0 M

7. Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope
    ................................................................................................$13.2 M

8. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    ................................................................................................$12.8 M

9. Meat, fish and seafood food preparations
    ................................................................................................$12.6 M

10. Wool, animal hair, horsehair yarn and fabric thereof
    ................................................................................................$8.1 M

M: Millions USD
Source: DIT / 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

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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