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Peru Import Regs.: Prohibitions

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

Peru Import Regs.: Prohibitions

Postby bridgat » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:56 am

Peru prohibits the importation of beverages manufactured abroad under the name "Pisco", as well as of used clothing and footwear "for commercial purposes", and used engines and parts for road vehicles. Imports of several products are subject to authorization on health or environmental grounds or to protect the national identity.

The GOP customs authorities issued INTA-PE.00.06 Version 2 which listed a series of products that were either prohibited and/or temporarily suspended (mostly chemicals) . This list was originally published and made effective on September 17, 2004 with subsequent modifications.

As recently as May 2005, the GOP approved a law that indefinitely continuing the prohibition on the importatation of used clothes and shoes (donations are exempted)

Some insecticides, fireworks, and toxic waste are also restricted.

Used cars more than 5 years old and used trucks more than 8 years old are prohibited.

Used tires are also prohibited.

Prohibited imports (March 2007)
Product (number of ten-digit tariff subheadings affected) Reason Legislation
"Yoyo loco" (1) Health protection Supreme Decree No. 003-2004-SA of 19 February 2004
Used tyres (2) Public health, safety and environmental protection Supreme Decree No. 003-2001-SA of 8 February 2001
Foreign alcoholic beverages whose description includes the word "Pisco" (1) Protected appellation of origin Law No. 26426 of 1 January 1995
Used clothing and footwear "with a commercial purpose" (312) Public health Law No. 28514 of 25 May 2005
Used engines, components and spare parts for road vehicles (..) Safety Supreme Decree No. 017-2005-MTC of 15 July 2005

The importation of used engines, components and spare parts for road vehicles is also prohibited. These goods may be imported if used for off-road machinery or vehicles, provided they have been remanufactured and are supplied with a factory guarantee "similar to that for new goods".
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