Market Reports/Tariffs
Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods


Import Tariffs
Market Information

Last updated on 07/07/2011

If you have any questions about the following information, please contact Laurie Mease at the U.S. Department of Commerce- Office of Textiles and Apparel at 202-482-3400 or click here for e-mail access.

**The following information is provided only as a guide and should be confirmed with the proper authorities before embarking on any export activities.**

Import Tariffs - Peru
The United States and Peru signed the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (U.S.-Peru TPA) on April 12, 2006 and the Agreement entered into force on February 1, 2009. For more information on the agreement, see the OTEXA Free Trade Agreement webpage.

Peru is a member of the Andean Community (CAN) along with are Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador. Although CAN has a common external tariff (CET) that applies to imports from third countries, it is not mandatory at this time and its application has been suspended until 31 December 2014.

Peru: Tariffs (percent ad valorem) on Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods
HS Chapter/Subheading
Tariff Rate Range (%)
0 - 6
0 - 11
0 - 11
-other vegetable fiber
0 - 11
-man-made fiber
0 - 11
Woven Fabric
0 - 11
-other vegetable fiber
-man-made fiber
0 - 11
Knit Fabric
0 - 11
Non Woven Fabric
0 - 6
Industrial Fabric
0 - 11
6 - 11
Home Furnishings
including: bed, bath, kitchen linens, etc.
0 - 11


Travel Goods





More detailed tariff information may be obtained from the Superintendencia Nacional De Administracion Tributaria - SUNAT tariff search engine page; use “Ad / Valorem”. You can also access the search engine from the SUNAT website: At the top, hold mouse over “Aduanas”. > Under “Information Arancelaria”, click on “Aranceles”. > In the right hand column under “INDICE”, click on “Tratamiento Arancelario” at the bottom. You can also use “Descargue el Arancel (latest year) (Word)” or the latest version by clicking on it in the same column (this is easier). Also see the Current Situation of Schedules of Members on the World Trade Organization website.

To obtain information about tariffs on individual U.S.-origin products exported to FTA member countries, you may use the FTA Tariff Tool.

Additional Import Taxes and Fees--Most imports are subject to an 16 percent general sales tax (IGV) and a municipal promotion tax (IPM) of 2%. The VAT (18% for most imports) is calculated on the c.i.f. value plus import tariff.

Temporary Entry/Samples--Goods for registered trade fairs may temporarily enter Peru by paying a bond.

If your product is primarily made in the U.S. of U.S. originating components it may qualify for duty-free entry into countries with which the U.S. has a free trade agreement (FTA). The U.S. currently has FTAs with the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore and South Korea. See the FTA Tariff Tool, to determine the duty-free status or reduced duties that apply to products eligible under these free trade agreements.

Additional resources for tariff information:

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Import Documentation/Procedures (Peru)

Anti-dumping/countervailing duties--Several textile and footwear imports are subject to anti-dumping or countervailing duties. The list of products and countries is available on the ALADI website. A certificate of origin is required for these products if coming from other countries to avoid these duties. U.S. firms have experienced delays clearing products through Customs as a result of this requirement.

Certificate of origin--A certificate of origin may be required for imports of textiles products and shoes. When required, two copies, on the general form sold by commercial printers, are necessary. The certificate of origin must be certified by a recognized chamber of commerce, which usually requires one additional notarized copy for its files.

Often, SUNAT requests that the importer provide a Manufacturer’s Price List. This document must be certified by the Peruvian consulate in the country of purchase. This price list should not be addressed specifically to the importer, but rather include general information. This is very important in order to be accepted by SUNAT.

For more information on local customs rules and regulations:
Superintendencia Nacional de Administracion Tributaria - SUNAT

For information on common export documents, such as transportation documents, export compliance documents, certificates of origin, certificates for shipments of specific goods, temporary shipment documents, and other export-related documents, see the webpage on Common Export Documents.

For country-specific information on import procedures and documentation requirements, see the
Country Commercial Guides (CCG) on the website.

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Import Restrictions (Peru)
No information is currently available on any bans, quotas, or other restrictions.
U.S. Export Restrictions:

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, and international narcotics traffickers and their agents in accordance with U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. The OFAC website includes summaries of sanctions programs for various countries and the “Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons” (SDNs) list of entities and individuals with whom U.S. persons may not conduct business and whose property must be blocked if under the control of a U.S. person.

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the U.S. Department of Commerce is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which regulate the export and re-export of most commercial items. BIS maintains the Denied Persons List, which consists of individuals, and companies that have been denied export and re-export privileges by BIS, and the Entity List, which consists of foreign end users who pose an unacceptable risk of diverting U.S. exports and the technology they contain to alternate destinations for the development of weapons of mass destruction
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Standards - Peru
No specific information is available.

Local standards organization and other resources:

The National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce provides information on U.S. and foreign standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures for non-agricultural products. NCSCI staff responds to requests for information by identifying relevant standards and regulations, and by referral to the appropriate standards-developers or private-sector organizations. Under copyright restrictions, NCSCI cannot provide copies of standards, but NCSCI does provide sources for accessing standards.

Notify U.S. - Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers U.S. companies an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that may affect their access to international markets.

Additional resources:

Examples of voluntary formaldehyde labeling programs

American Apparel and Footwear Association's Restricted Substances List

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ASTM International

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

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Labeling - Peru

All manufactured products sold in Peru must be labeled to include the following information. The information should be written in Spanish directly on the product, on the product's cover, or on a label attached to the product.

--Name of the product
--Registration Number of the Product (RPIN)
--Country of fabrication
--Date of fabrication
--Material composition
--For perishables, expiration date
--For food, beverages, medicine, and hygienic products, ingredients and additives should be included, as well as net weight
--Name and address of the importer or distributor in Peru that corresponds with their Registro Unico de Contribuyente (RUC)*
--Name of the manufacturer
--Brief instructions on how to use product

Items not complying with the above regulations will not be allowed importation, and the importer will be required to re-ship them within 60 days; otherwise, they will be sold at an auction. Effective February 2004, the name of the manufacturer must appear on products shipped to Peru. Peruvian customs is authorized to levy a fine on any product that does not comply with this requirement.

* Products normally retain their original labels and the name and taxpayer identification number (RUC) must be added to the packaging.

In 2008, Peru issued a new technical regulation on footwear labeling. The new regulation requires that footwear have a label that includes the fiscal identification number (Registro Único de Contribuyente - R.U.C.) of the manufacturer or importer of the finished product, as well as for the manufacturer of the materials that comprise the four major components of the footwear. In 2011, Peru notified to the WTO the attached Draft Technical Regulation on the Labeling of Footwear (in Spanish), which establishes the minimum information requirements for the labeling of footwear that is manufactured, imported or marketed in Peru.

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Market Information - Peru

No specific information is available.

U.S. companies may contact the U.S. Commercial Service for information and personalized counseling at every step of the exporting process. Find a U.S. Export Assistance Centers near you.

For information on protecting trademarks, designs, patents and copyrights, see the STOPFAKES.GOV website. STOPFAKES.GOV is dedicated to helping U.S. companies protect their innovations and safely market their products at home and overseas. Find guidance and resources on how to register your company's intellectual property and protect it from counterfeiting and piracy. Also find IPR toolkits for select countries, as well as other country-specific information.

For information on selling to foreign governments, see the Global Procurement Opportunities website.

Other sources for market information and data:

OTEXA Export Market Report (U.S. export data for textiles, apparel, footwear and travel goods)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service

U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions

U.S. Office of the Trade Representative

Local Industry and Trade Associations

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