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Peru Import Regs.: Sanitary/phyto-sanitary standards

Discussion of Peru's standards and comprehensive import regulations on warrantees/guarantees, used vehicles, temporary entry, prohibitions, licenses, and more.

Peru Import Regs.: Sanitary/phyto-sanitary standards

Postby bridgat » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:57 am

The following are the competent Peruvian authorities for sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) matters: for animal and plant health, the National Agrarian Health Service (SENASA) of the Ministry of Agriculture; for the safety of processed food products, the Directorate-General of Environmental Health (DIGESA), at the Ministry of Health; and for hydrobiological product health, the Fisheries Technology Institute (ITP) attached to the Ministry of Production, which is the competent authority of the National Fisheries Health Service (SANIPES).

SENASA serves as Peru's SPS enquiry point.

Its domestic regulations on plant and animal health are mostly contained in Decree Law No. 25902 of 29 November 1992, Organic Law on the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, establishment of the National Agrarian Health Service; Law No. 27322 of 23 July 2000, Agrarian Health Framework Law; Supreme Decree No. 048-2001-AG of 29 July 2001, establishing the General Regulation to the Agrarian Health Framework Law; and Supreme Decree No. 008-2005-AG of 9 February 2005, approving organizational and functional regulations of SENASA.

Legislation on food safety includes Law No. 26842 (General Health Law), Supreme Decree No. 007-98 SA (Regulation on Sanitary Surveillance and Control of Food and Beverages), and Ministerial Resolution No. 449-2006 of May 2006, of the Ministry of Health (sanitary standard for application of the HACCP system in the production of food and beverages), among others.

The main laws governing fisheries health are Law No. 28559 of 29 June 2005, Law on the National Fisheries Health Service (SANIPES); Supreme Decree No. 040-2001-PE of 17 December 2001, approving the Sanitary Standard for Fisheries and Fish-Farming; Supreme Decree No. 07-2004-PRODUCE of 26 March 2004, approving the Sanitary Standard for Live Bivalve Molluscs; and Supreme Decree No. 025-2005-PRODUCE of 30 September 2005, approving the regulation to the SANIPES Law.

The Agrarian Health Framework Law defined SENASA as a decentralized public agency attached to the Ministry of Agriculture, having technical, economic, financial and administrative autonomy. SENASA provides phytosanitary and animal health inspection, verification and certification services; as well as diagnosing, identifying and supplying biological controllers. In addition, it registers and inspects pesticides and livestock products, together with importers, manufacturers, sales outlets and practitioners in the sector; and it also issues import licences for crop and livestock products.
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