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.


Jet Worldwide provides low cost parcel delivery from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto GTA, Montreal and across Canada to Lima and all Peru.

Canada’s major exports to Peru include:

  • Food products
  • Machinery
  • Motor vehicles
  • Fuels and oils
  • Paper and paper products


Canadian companies depend on low cost parcel delivery to Peru.

In this blog, we review:
  • Carrier options shipping Peru from Canada
  • Peru Customs clearance duty, VAT and low value threshold
  • CP-TPP duty free shipping Peru from Canada origin goods

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.


Best Options

Shipping Peru from Canada

Delivery to Mexico 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:

jet world wide international parcel delivery specialists

 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:

Delivery to Peru via Jet 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).





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).

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 Tax (VAT) 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 shipping to Peru via CPTPP Trade Agreement

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.

  1. Indicate the Certifier (Importer, Exporter or Producer)
  2. Name, Address and Contact Information of the Certifier
  3. Name, Address and Contact Information of the Exporter (if different from the certifier)
  4. Name, Address and Contact Information of the Producer (if different from the certifier, or exporter)
  5. Name, Address and Contact Information of the Importer
  6. Description and HS Tariff Classification for the Goods
  7. Origin Criterion for the Goods
  8. Blanket Period
  9. 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 goods sent to Peru seeking CPTPP duty free entry

.Products valued less than CA$1600 that are sent to Chile only requires 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.

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Written by Tim Byrnes