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Important information about cargo Shipping to Peru

Cargo Shipping To Peru

Located on the west coast of South America with over 300,000 Americans visiting each year, Peru is a multicultural country, and a great place to move, whether for work or retirement. When moving to Peru you can ship your household items using a cargo shipping company like Cargo Experts. Although you are expected to pay duty on items you import to Peru, it can still save you both time and money to ship your personal items to Peru instead of buying new or renting.

Customs Duty on Cargo Shipping To Peru

When you are shipping cargo to Peru, Peruvian customs officials will determine the value of your shipment. The customs duty on household goods imported to Peru is approximately one fifth or 20% of the value of the items. All items shipped to Peru will be checked by Peruvian customs officials once the shipment arrives in the country. It is important that you provide a detailed packing list either in English or Spanish of the items in your cargo shipment. In order to ensure that the customs process goes smoothly, your list detailing cargo shipping contents should be as specific as possible. Avoid generalizations or vague wording like “miscellaneous.”

Regulations For Cargo Shipping To Peru

It is important to note that you can only import one of each type of electrical item to Peru. Any similar electrical items will be charged a duty of 33%. You will need to obtain a permit from the Ministry of Interior if you plan to ship any telecommunication devices to Peru and this includes radios, telephones or fax machines.

Refrigerators, freezers and air conditionners are legal to import to Peru, but you will need to provide the original invoice and certificate stating that the appliance will not cause ozone damage. You will also need to provide a photograph of the specification plate that is located on the back of appliances. Permission is required from the Ozone Technical Office in Peru to import any appliances and the permission request costs an estimated $75 USD.

Restricted Items for Cargo Shipping To Peru

There are certain items that you are not allowed to import to Peru. Firearms require a proof of ownership and a license obtained from the Ministry of Interior before you arrive in Peru. Medications are restricted and you will need to provide a prescription for any personal medication. You can import small quantities of food, but the food cannot exceed 10% of the total net weight of your entire shipment. If you plan to ship any works of art or antiques to Peru, make sure to have the original invoices. Items that you cannot ship to Peru include:
  • Import drugs
  • Pornographic materials
  • Explosives
  • Automatic weapons
Ship A Car To Peru

Do you want to find out more about how to ship a car to Peru? If you are planning on being in Peru for an extended period of time, it could be worthwhile to ship your car to Peru along with the rest of your personal belongings. In order to import a vehicle to Peru, it cannot be older than five years or have more than 80,000 kilometers (50,000 miles) on it. The general tax for importing new vehicles to Peru is 10%. The general tax on importing used vehicles to Peru is higher, around 30%.

In order to import your vehicle to Peru, you will need to provide the title, registration and insurance policy. You will also need an Inspection Certificate, Gas Emissions Certificate and Declaration of Value. Contact Cargo Experts to obtain the correct paperwork to ship your car to Peru.

Bringing A Pet To Peru

If you have any household pets like cats and dogs, you can bring them when you move to Peru. Your pet will need to have a sanitary certificate with a stamp from the United States Department of Agriculture, a vaccination certificate with a rabies vaccine and a health certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian. You can work with your veterinarian in your country of origin to obtain the correct paperwork for international moving to Peru.

Contact Cargo Experts Today

When you are shipping cargo to Peru, it is important for you to hire a dependable international cargo shipping company like Cargo Experts for safe and reliable transport of your ocean freight. When your boxes go through customs, there may be things that need to be declared or items the officials want to inspect. The best way to be prepared is to work with a responsible and experienced cargo shipping company.

Contact Cargo Experts for a FREE freight quote, or give us a toll free call today at 866-994-7822 to find out more about cargo shipping to Peru.

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