Is your company looking at importing from or exporting to Peru for the first time?

If you’re not entirely familiar with how logistics is regulated there, or you’re just in the market for a new Cargo company for shipping to Peru, then you’ve come to the right place. Please read on. The first consideration when importing/exporting to a new country is an appreciation for their business landscape and the different ways the Freight Forwarding Industry is run there. This, combined with Corporate Culture in general, may make for quite the culture shock if you’re living it for the first time. Not only are logistics regulatory laws a departure from North American norms, but communication methods and business etiquette among Peruvian business people might not be what you’re accustomed to.

The second consideration is deciding whether to overcome all the obstacles yourself, to deal with a freight forwarder that only does what they’re told, or perhaps to choose a true Logistics Partner. A reputable organization that has been there and done that. You want a team that’s already familiar with the Peruvian culture, and has a proven track record of secure, reliable, on-time shipping. LAC is that company.

For shipping to Peru always choose LAC as your partner!

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What Can You Expect In Peru?

Peru is Latin America’s 5th most populous country. Its population of over 31 million people are concentrated primarily in the cities of Lima, Trujillo, Arequipa, and Chiclayo. Spanish is the primary official language (84.1%), then Quechua (13%), Aymara (1.7%), and other native and Amazonian languages plus sign language totalling 1.2%. It is important to provide a detailed packing list (in English or Spanish) of the merchandise in your shipment. To avoid delays or hassles, these lists must be as specific as possible. Vague wording like “miscellaneous” attracts negative attention and further inspections. Documentation requirements vary depending on category of goods being shipped, and can get quite extensive. (E.g. Household items vs Electronics vs Food vs Motor Vehicles vs Livestock/Pets) Special permits are needed from the Ministry of Interior to ship any telecommunication devices (even radios, telephones or fax machines). Regulations can be strict on certain categories of goods entering Peru. Firearms require a proof of ownership and licenses, medications are scrutinized and not all types are allowed in, and food is restricted to relatively small quantities. Any artwork or antiques necessitate original invoices. Some categories of merchandise strictly prohibited include foreign drugs, pornographic material, explosives, and automatic weapons. Duties and tariffs are usually based on the total value of the shipment in question, and depending on how well-documented the cargo is, those values could be determined by the judgment of Customs Officials on the spot.

Don’t face these challenges alone

Choose an experienced Freight Forwarding provider that has overcome these obstacles before. LAC comes prepared and removes the mystery for its clients, with a thorough approach that gets logistics services to and from Peru done right.


  • The economy of Peru is classified as upper middle income by the World Bank and is the 39th largest in the world. Peru is -since 2011- one of the world’s fastest-growing economies owing to the economic boom experienced during the 2000s. Historically, the country’s economic performance has been tied to exports, which provide hard currency to finance imports and external debt payments.
  • Services account for 53% of Peruvian gross domestic product, followed by manufacturing (22.3%), extractive industries (15%), and taxes (9.7%). Recent economic growth has been fueled by macroeconomic stability, improved terms of trade, and rising investment and consumption. Trade is expected to continue increasing following the free trade agreement signed with the USA in 2006. Peru’s main exports are copper, gold, zinc, textiles, and fish meal. Its major trade partners are the USA, China, Brazil, and Chile.


LAC consistently delivers when you need shipments made to and from Peru safe, fast, and worry-free. Our team’s comprehension of the subtleties when shipping to/from Peru provides LAC’s clients with unmatched end-to-end service. Our standards of excellence are driven by a firm grasp of both the freight forwarding industry and the Peruvian culture. In other words, we speak their language. Ordinary cargo companies are restricted in what they’re able (and willing) to do. Don’t let them restrict your business expansion. LAC goes above and beyond the call of duty when shipping to Peru, aligning your interests with our own. …Able, willing, and fully-equipped.

Quick Facts

We understand the Peruvian business landscape, logistics marketplace, and we speak the language. Our expert Freight Forwarding, Shipping, Cargo, and Moving experts have a thorough appreciation for the process when shipping to Peru. You can always rely on specialized and economical solutions that have your company’s best interests at heart. Our combined experience, extensive knowledge and personal connections provide our clients with the very best means to get it there (and back) quickly, securely, and worry-free.

  • Population: 31.4 M

  • Life expectancy: 73.7 yrs

  • Population growth rate: +0.96% ann

  • GDP: 189.11 billion USD (2015)

  • GDP growth: 3.0% (2016)

  • GDP per capita (PPP): $12,200 (2015)

  • Inflation (CPI): 3.1% (2017 est.)

  • Labour force: approx. 16.8 million (2015)

  • Unemployment: 6.1% (2015)

Choose LAC: Your best logistics partner when shipping to Peru

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