Shipping to Peru

Get up-to-date local information about export procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container drop-offs and more.

Customs House Brokerage

Local contact options

In Maersk Peru, we have people who are experts in local customs processes and regulations, and we work with trusted and AEO (Authorized Economic Operators) certified customs agents with vast experience in the field. We cover all the customs jurisdictions in Peru, meaning all ports, for imports and exports.

Please contact your Customer Service representative to include one of our Customs House Brokerage products in your supply chain. You may also contact Martin.Torres@damco.com for more information.

Core products

Export Customs Clearance Transit Documents
Standard full export customs clearance process:
  • Standard export clearance procedure
  • Guidance on correct merchandise fiscal classification, on the type of operation, on the existent commercial trade agreements that you can benefit from.
  • Customs clearance consultancy services, such as providing information on the certificates/licenses needed for each type of commodity.
A transit document allows free movement of cargo and containers through Peruvian territories, suspending the payment of duty and VAT until the destination.
  • Duty Classification
  • Definitive Export Entry Declaration
  • Temporary Import Entry Declaration
  • Transit entry declaration

Additional Custom House Brokerage services 

Inspection Previous in-spection Coordinate cli-ent visits to Customs Au-thority
Inspection is needed for certain products, such as per-ishables. It is done with customs authorities and regula-tory entities.

For bulk cargo, goods are counted from the vessel to the truck, against the documentation.
It is done for imported goods, to ensure quality and quantity of products against documentation. The pro-cess is done outside of the port When our customer has inquiries about its goods, Maersk can plan a visit to the Customs Authority, for the customer to personally make those inquiries.
Inspection with customs authorities

Inspection with regulatory entities (e.g. SENASA)

Inspection for bulk cargo
   

Mandatory Documents for Exports:

  • Signed Power of Attorney (Notarized letter or electronic POA via password SOL-SUNAT)
  • Commercial Invoice (SUNAT Copy)
  • Shipping Documents (Guia de Remisión) (SUNAT Copy)
  • Bill of Lading
  • Original Licenses and Certificates for restricted goods
  • Documents UIF (Unidad de Inteligencia Financiera)


FAQs

Q: What is the Pricing / Cost of these services?
A: Pricing is dependent on the service package you choose, and we . Please contact our office to discuss which option is right for you.

Q: What can hold up my Customs Clearance?
A: The usual delay is due to lack of documentation

Q: What is a DAM
A: It stands for Declaración Aduanera de Mercancias (means Customs Declaration) and it is a prior declaration with-out payment of taxes that contains information of the commercial invoice, the transaction and the details of the goods that are destined to national territory.

Q: What is a SOL Password
A: The SOL key is the personal use password for companies that allows taxpayers to access SUNAT web to do online operations related to taxes and customs.

Q: What are the types of customs modalities for imports in Peru?
A: a) Advanced Dispatch: Process is done within the 30 calendar days before arrival
b) Urgent Dispatch: Within the 15 calendar days before arrival until 7 calendar days starting the day after the end of the discharge.
c) Differed Dispatch: Within the 15 calendar days starting the day after the end of the discharge.

Q: How will I know when my shipment has cleared customs?
A: It will be possible to know that the shipment already has cleared customs checking the SUNAT portal. Previ-ously, the customs duties must have been cancelled.

Q: Who can I contact regarding my Customs Clearance?
A: If you are already working with us, you can communicate with the executive assigned to you. Otherwise, you may contact Martin.Torres@Damco.com for more information.

Abbreviations & Explanations

CHB = Customs House Brokerage
VAT = Value Added Tax
HTS = Harmonized Tariff Schedule
OEA = Authorized Economic Operator
POA = Power of Attorney
NTR = Non-Tariff Regulations
COVE = Proof of Value
VUCEM = Electronic window

Demurrage and Detention

Detention – Export (effective from Jan 1st 2017)

Type Size Days Days Days
    1 to 10 11 to 30  31 or more 
Dry / NOR 20'  - USD 40 USD 100
Dry / NOR 40'  - USD 50  USD 110
Type Size Days Days Days
    1 to 10 11 to 15  16 or more
Reefer  40'  - USD 70 USD 180
Special  40'  - USD 70 USD 180

Procedures

Dry cargo

Callao - Empty containers should be picked up from ALCONSA-Callao (Av. Nestor Gambetta Km 14.5 Carretera Ventanilla)

Paita - Empty containers should be picked up from ALCONSA-Paita (Zona Industrial II Mz L Lt 3 Km 4.5 Carretera Paita – Sullana, Piura)

Reefer cargo

Callao - Empty containers should be picked up from ALCONSA-Callao (Av. Nestor Gambetta Km 14.5 Carretera Ventanilla)

Paita - Empty containers should be picked up from ALCONSA-Paita (Zona Industrial II Mz L Lt 3 Km 4.5 Carretera Paita – Sullana, Piura)

Restrictions

Weight / Measurement:

For general information on weight / measurement restrictions please contact to Customer Service Department.

Legal road weight limit is 32 tons, including container tare.

Special Cargo

OOG, B/B and IMO cargo subject to standard Maersk approval procedures. Also please note that for some hazardous cargo must have previous authorization from port authorities. Please check it with our Customer Service pe.export@maersk.com

Contact us

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or if you have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us and we will respond within the next two days. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online.