This report identifies not only Peru’s import requirements for export certificates, but also procedures and corresponding Peruvian agencies for each request. This report includes an export certificate matrix as well as outlines of each export certificate.
SECTION II. PURPOSE OF SPECIFIC EXPORT CERTIFICATE(S) Page 3 of 22 SECTION III. SPECIFIC ATTESTATIONS REQUIRED ON EXPORT CERTIFICATE(S) Page 4 of 22 SECTION IV. GOVERNMENT CERTIFICATE’S LEGAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Page 5 of 22 SECTION V. OTHER CERTIFICATION/ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS Page 8 of 22 APPENDIX I. ELECTRONIC COPY OR OTULINE OF EACH EXPORTE CERTIFICATE Page 8 of 22 PERU: FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL IMPORT REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS (FAIRS), EXPORT CERTIFICATE REPORT DISCLAIMER: This report was prepared by the Office of Agricultural Affairs of the USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service in Lima, Peru for U.S. exporters of domestic food and agricultural products. While every possible care was taken in the preparation of this report, information provided may not be completely accurate either because policies have changed since its preparation, or because clear and consistent information about these policies was not available. It is highly recommended that U.S. exporters verify the full set of import requirements with their foreign customers before any goods are shipped. Final import approval of any product is subject to the importing country’s rules and regulations as interpreted by border officials at the time of product entry.
SECTION I. LIST OF ALL EXPORT CERTIFICATES REQUIRED BY GOVERNMENT
The following export certificates are required according to Peruvian regulations:
The General Environmental Health Bureau (DIGESA), within the Ministry of Health, requires the Certificate of Free Trade and Use to ensure that the food or beverage imported into Peru is also commercialized in the country of origin.
B. Phytosanitary Certificate
SENASA, the Peruvian Sanitary and Phytosanitary agency within the Ministry of Agriculture, requires a Phytosanitary Certificate to ensure that import requirements are met in order to control the risk of pests and diseases entering Peru. Certificates are issued by the sanitary authority of the exporting country.
C. Zoosanitary Certificate
SENASA requests the Zoosanitary Certificate to prevent access to animals, or their by-products, with sanitary problems in order to protect local animal health and to ensure food safety. The sanitary certificate, submitted by the sanitary authority of the exporting country, must comply with local import requirements.
DIGESA requires no specific attestation or format. To see the list of U.S. agencies authorized to issue these certificates please refer to our FAIRS report PE7012 or visit http://www.digesa.minsa.gob.pe/pw_dehaz/lista.pdf. Certificates issued by agencies that are not on this list can be admitted with prior consultation with DIGESA.
The phytosanitary certificate should be issued using the APHIS form PPQ 577 and has to be signed and stamped by the corresponding APHIS officer. Specific attestations for phytosanitary import certificates are included in Appendix I.
The export certificate must meet all of Peru’s import requirements and be both signed and stamped by the USDA official. Attestations depend on the product. For product specific import requirements and attestations see Appendix I. The following is the list of USDA forms for each animal or animal product currently accepted by SENASA: