Peru Import Restrictions

In order to enter Peru, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Peru government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Peru, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Peru.

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Peruvian authorities before posting:

  • Anti-parasite products
  • Books and periodicals in commercial quantities
  • Canned food
  • Cosmetics and perfumes
  • Flour and milk for children or the sick
  • Maps of Peru or neighbouring states
  • Medicines
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Saccharine and similar products
  • Valuables
  • Wines and spirits.

Peru admits gift parcels addressed to natives of Peru to the value of $US450 per person per year.

Special documentation

Commercial goods require an invoice. If goods exceed $US200 value, a Consul of Peru must endorse the invoice.

Prohibitions

In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Peru prohibits:

  • Antiques
  • Animals and animal products
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils
  • Absinthe or similar beverages
  • Baby-feeders with tubes
  • Bees
  • Calendars
  • Camping goods
  • Ceramic products
  • Clothing, used
  • Contraceptives
  • Coffee and tea
  • Cereals
  • Copper and articles thereof
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Flowers, artificial, and interior ornaments
  • Foodstuffs
  • Furs and fur clothing
  • Furniture, bedding, mattresses
  • Footwear
  • Fertilizers
  • Fruit, seeds
  • Household articles of iron, steel, copper or aluminium
  • Leeches
  • Linen, household
  • Organic and inorganic chemicals
  • Office supplies
  • Parasites and destroyers of noxious insects
  • Perfumery, soaps, cosmetics
  • Pictorial novels and short stories featuring violence
  • Plants or parts of plants
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals
  • Playing cards
  • Publications of a seditious nature
  • Salt
  • Shoes
  • Silkworms
  • Sound recordings and products
  • Stationery
  • Tobacco products
  • Toys
  • Travel articles
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Vegetable products
  • Wooden utensils.

Ordinary and registered Letters:

Peru does not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to customs duty.