Peru represents a growing business opportunity for Canadian companies. Peru's environmental and labour cooperation with Canada make it one of the best countries to do business with. The Peru-Canadian Free Trade Agreement eliminates tariffs on virtually all Canadian exports to Peru.
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Canadian companies depend on low cost parcel delivery to Peru
For shipping to Peru, we review:
- Carrier options shipping Peru from Canada
- Shipping terms to Peru delivery duty paid or unpaid
- Peru Customs clearance duty, VAT and low value threshold
- Canada-Peru FTA and CPTPP and preferential duty free entry
- Simplified CPTPP duty free shipping TO Canada for Peru origin goods
Disclaimer: The information in this blog is for general information only. Producers, shippers, exporters, importers should confirm their processes with their customs brokers, carriers and regulating authorities.
As one of Canada's largest trading partners in South America, Peru's importance to Canadian businesses cannot be overlooked. Jet helps Canadian companies continue to find opportunities for business growth in Peru via our low cost parcel delivery.
Common Canadian Carrier Options to Peru
Shipping Peru from Canada
Shipping to Peru via Canada Post
Canada Post offers the lowest cost for small packets (under 2kg) to Peru. Most packages under 2 kg can be sent via Canada-Post "small packet" services.
Parcels sent via Canada Post are delivered via Serpost (El Correo del Peru).
Canada Post Services to Peru include:
- Canada-Post Small Packet to Peru: Surface and Air for small parcels under 2 kg
- International Parcel Canada-Post to Peru
- Get a comparison quote shipping Peru from Canada
Shipping to Peru via FedEx and UPS Canada
FedEx and UPS are North America's largest parcel carriers and, along with DHL, offer reliable express delivery to Peru from Canada. FedEx and UPS Canada can be expensive, especially for small companies who are unable to benefit from significant discounts.
FedEx and UPS Canada shipping options to Peru include:
- International air express priority to Peru
- International economy international air shipping from Canada
- Note: Some carriers are capacity restricted due to pandemic related issues which is restricting access to economy shipping options.
- Get a comparison quote shipping Peru from Canada
Jet Worldwide offers low cost delivery to Peru for shipping from Canada.
Jet provides economy parcel shipping to Lima, Pisco, Moquegua, and across Peru.
International shipping to Peru via Purolator Courier
Purolator is a leading Canadian Carrier and provides international package delivery to Peru via partners (including UPS) and third party logistics suppliers.
Shipping Terms to Consider When Shipping to Peru
The default option for shipping internationally from Canada is delivery duty unpaid. Common carriers use the term EXW which essentially assigns all import related costs (duty, taxes, and other fees) to the receiver/ importer. Shippers from Canada can choose to pay the import fees on behalf of the receiver via a Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) options that many carriers offer. See our blog on Incoterms and shipping terms for packages and online orders.
The disadvantage of paying import fees on behalf of the receiver is that the bulk of the import fees are often from a value added tax that the importing business may otherwise be able to claim back.
Clearance of Parcels sent from Canada to Peru
Canada is one of the top importers to Peru. The customs valuation used by Peruvian customs is based on CIF value ( the sum of cost of goods, insurance and shipping cost). Goods can be declared using an invoice for customs.
Peruvian Customs (SUNAT) requires a Customs Merchandise Declaration (DAM – in Spanish), a commercial invoice, an airway bill or bill of lading, a packing list, and an insurance letter.
- In addition to duty, most items imported from Canada to Peru are subject to a Value Added and municipal Tax of 18%.
If the product is imported from Canada seeking duty free status, a certificate of origin is required to qualify for tariff preferences.
- Goods can be brought into a Peruvian bonded warehouse without paying import duties for up to twelve months. During that period, the importer can pay the duties on the goods kept in the warehouse and clear customs, or re-export the goods. This can be done for the entire shipment, or it can be broken down according to the importer’s needs.
- Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) regulations are enforced by SENASA. Canadian exporters are encouraged to request from SENASA an updated list of SPS requirements through the importer before shipping products to Peru.
VAT and Import Duties in Peru shipping from Canada
- The duty free low value tax and duty threshold is $200 USD (around $250 CAD).
- The effective VAT rate is 18 percent (as mentioned above)
- Most fashion products are subject to a duty rate of 11%
- Peru uses the CIF method of tax and duty calculation (see explanation above)
Duty free Peru Import via CPTPP Trade Agreement:
Shippers can choose between the Canada Peru Free Trade Agreement or CPTPP when seeking preferential import duty and clearance.
DUTY FREE ≠ TAX FREE:
It is important to understand that CPTPP applies to duty assessments but not taxes. All goods - even those cleared duty free - are subject to Peru taxes (18% Value Added and Municipal Tax).
CPTPP Country Of Origin Declaration
In order to claim the preferential tariff treatment to Peru from Canada under CPTPP, a set a data elements referred to as a ‘certification origin’ must be provided by the exporter, producer or importer of the goods by adding the information to any document (e.g., Commercial Invoice) accompanying the shipment or if preferred, by providing it on a separate document. The data elements do not have to follow a prescribed format but must contain the minimum data elements listed below. In addition, the imported goods must originate and be exported from a CPTPP ratified country.
- Indicate the Certifier (Importer, Exporter or Producer)
- Name, Address and Contact Information of the Certifier
- Name, Address and Contact Information of the Exporter (if different from the certifier)
- Name, Address and Contact Information of the Producer (if different from the certifier, or exporter)
- Name, Address and Contact Information of the Importer
- Description and HS Tariff Classification for the Goods
- Origin Criterion for the Goods
- Blanket Period
- Authorized Signature and Date
Note: The certification of origin must be signed and dated by the Certifier and accompanied by the following statement:
“I certify that the goods described in this document qualify as originating and the information contained in this document is true and accurate. I assume responsibility for proving such representations and agree to maintain and present upon request or to make available during a verification visit, documentation necessary to support this certification”
For full details regarding the minimum data requirements for the certification of origin, please refer to Annex 3-B of the CPTPP agreement.
Information for Commercial to Peru seeking CPTPP duty free entry
.Products valued less than US$1000 in local currency that are sent to Chile only require a signed statement completed by the importer, exporter or producer certifying that the goods originated from Canada. This can be included as part of - or in addition to - the commercial invoice. All other supporting document should also be included. Higher value shipments require a certification of origin to claim CPTPP preferential tariff treatment.
Peru orIgIn goods shipped FROM Peru TO Canada
Canadian companies can more easily take advantage of duty free clearance from Peru, a CPTPP Country. Get a shipping quote from Peru to Canada.
Proof of origin requirements Importing to Canada's via CPTPP
The value for duty amount for all of Canada's free trade agreements (including CPTPP) for which the proof of origin / certificate of origin is waived was changed to $3,300 CAD in July 2020. This change was made to harmonize the regulations with the new NAFTA/ CUSMA.
For imports not exceeding $3,300 to Canada, the requirement for proof of origin is waived. The requirement on the importer to maintain records (for example, commercial invoice and B3) applies even if the CBSA does not require a certification of origin or if a requirement for a certification of origin has been waived.
Disclaimer:The information in this blog is for general information only. Producers, shippers, exporters, importers should confirm their processes with their customs brokers, carriers and regulating authorities.