Northwest Horticultural Council
Currency: Nuevo Sol
Official Language(s): Spanish, Quechua
Please click on the above link for a list of Codex chemical MRLs.
II. CHEMICALS AND ADDITIVE INFORMATION
A. Chemical residue standards:
Peru defers to maximum residue levels established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission as a reference for acceptable MRLs.
B. Monitoring chemical residues:
The Food Law states that no chemical residue should be present in foods. However, Peru’s Ministry of Agriculture lacks the resources to establish chemical residue standards so none are in effect.
C. Restrictions on use of waxes:
III. ORGANIC FRUIT REGULATIONS
SENASA is responsible for registering and approving the accreditation entities for organic production. The Supreme Decree 061-2006-AG establishes the National Registry of Organic Production Accreditation Entities (NROPA). Interested parties can apply to the plant production sector. The technical regulations for organic production (Supreme Decree 044-20006-AG), indicates that foreign organic products must comply with dispositions listed in this regulation and be certified by an authorized entity of the NROPA. The foreign manufacturer must provide the importer all of the documentation that gives the organic accreditation status in the country of origin in order to obtain SENASA’s validation.
Apples: zero duty
Pears: zero duty
Cherries: zero duty
V. NON-TARIFF BARRIERS
A. Labeling requirements:
B. Licenses and quotas:
C. Currency Issues:
D. Pest and plant disease restrictions:
An import permit (IP) and phytosanitary certificate (PC) are required for apples and pears. Fruit is prohibited without an import permit. Requirements for Peru will be listed on the import permit.
E. Solid Wood Packing Material (SWPM) Regulations:
Please refer to the SWPM section of the NHC’s Technical Bulletins and Industry Advice.
VI. MARKETING REPRESENTATIVES FOR PACIFIC NORTHWEST TREE FRUIT INDUSTRY:
Pear Bureau Northwest:
Produce Marketing Comunicacao e Promocoes
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Voice/Fax: +55 11 3085 6475
Cell: +55 14 8124 9929
VII. OTHER RESOURCE LINKS:
- The World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)
- Peru (U.S. Commercial Service/Department of Commerce)
- U.S. Embassy
VIII. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
On December 7, 2005, the U.S. and Peru concluded negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement entitled the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA).
PTPA entered into force on February 1, 2009.