Country Conditions for Mailing — Peru
Accessories and personal items.
Agricultural pesticides containing active ingredients (ethylene dichloride, ethylene oxide, monocrotophos).
Arms and munitions including spare parts or other accessories and components.
Artificial flowers and interior ornaments.
Cartographic and geographic texts, books, floppy disks, video cassettes, and any medium containing a distortion or misrepresentation of the Peruvian national territory and its borders.
Ceramic products and imitation jewelry.
Cigars, cigarettes, and tobacco.
Coins; banknotes; currency notes (paper money); traveler’s checks; securities payable to bearer; platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not; precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles.
Clothing, accessories, and underwear.
Contraceptive products, remedies, or apparatus.
Drinks manufactured abroad under the brand name “Pisco.”
Electrical household appliances.
Footwear, shoes, boots, and accessories.
Furs and clothing made of fur.
Gloves and hosiery.
Household articles of iron, steel, copper, and aluminum.
Organochlorinated pesticides and their derivatives and components.
Perfume products or soaps.
Perishable infectious biological substances.
Samples of cigars, cigarettes, and tobacco.
Sound recorders and reproducing devices.
Textiles and carpets.
Toys and dolls of all kinds.
Toys known as “Yoyo Loco” or “Yoyo Chino.”
Travel articles, suitcases, attache cases, kits, or similar articles.
Used clothing and shoes.
Waxes and creams for shoes.
No list furnished.
- First-Class Mail International items may not contain dutiable articles.
- Each shipment valued at U.S. $200 or over must be accompanied by a consular invoice if there is a Peruvian consulate located at the place of mailing. If there is none, a commercial invoice must be furnished instead. The commercial invoice must be legalized by a Peruvian consulate or countersigned by a chamber of commerce, or if neither is available, it may bear the notarized signatures of two well-known local merchants. If the value is under U.S. $200, a commercial invoice must be furnished but need not be legalized. The consular or commercial invoice may be either enclosed in the parcel or sent separately to the addressee so as to arrive before the parcel, but the legalization must not be dated later than the day of mailing.
- Peruvian consuls are located in principal cities of the United States.
- Gifts addressed to persons native to the country do not require a commercial invoice unless the value of such gifts exceeds U.S. $450 per calendar year.
- Many items are prohibited import into Peru. Therefore, senders should ascertain from the addressee before mailing whether the item may be received or not.
- Used clothing must be accompanied by an appropriate health inspection certificate.
Customs Forms Required (123)
First-Class Mail International items and Priority Mail International flat-rate envelopes and small flat-rate boxes:
PS Form 2976 or 2976-A (see 123.61)
Priority Mail International parcels:
PS Form 2976-A inside 2976-E (envelope)
Global Express Guaranteed (210) Price Group 8
Value Limit (211.2)
The maximum value of a GXG shipment to this country is $2,499 or a lesser amount if limited by content or value.
Size Limits (216.5)
An item must be large enough to hold on its face the postage
and the plastic pouch that carries the Global Express
Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (shipping label).
The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and
9.5 inches long, and the plastic pouch that carries it is
approximately 7 inches high and 12 inches long.
Maximum length: 46 inches
Maximum width: 35 inches
Maximum height: 46 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches
General Conditions for Mailing
See Publication 141, Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide, for information about areas served in the destination country, allowable contents, packaging and labeling requirements, tracking and tracing, service standards, and other conditions for mailing.
Express Mail International (220) Price Group 9
Express Mail International — Flat Rate
Available for Express Mail International merchandise shipments only
Correspondence and business papers.
PS Form 2976, Customs — CN 22 (Old C 1) and Sender’s Declaration (green label). Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.
Merchandise samples without commercial value and not subject to customs duty.
PS Form 2976, Customs — CN 22 (Old C 1) and Sender’s Declaration (green label).
Merchandise and all articles subject to customs duty.
PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72, inside a PS Form 2976-E, Customs Declaration Envelope CP 91.
Size Limits (223.2)
Maximum length: 36 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
Return Receipt Service (221.5):
Express Mail International (cont’d)
Coins; banknotes; currency notes, including paper money; securities of any kind payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; watches; and other valuable articles are prohibited in Express Mail International shipments to Peru.
Reciprocal Service Name: EMS
Country Code: PE
Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 9
1 Merchandise is permitted, but written communications having the nature of current and personal correspondence are not permitted.
2 Ordinary Priority Mail International includes indemnity at no cost based on weight. (See 230.)
Priority Mail International — Flat Rate
Flat-Rate Envelope or Small Flat-Rate Box: $12.95
May contain items that may be sent as First-Class Mail International. The maximum weight is 4 lbs.
Flat-Rate Boxes: Regular/Medium – $41.95; Large – $53.95
Merchandise is permitted, but written communications having the nature of current and personal correspondence are not permitted. The maximum weight is 20 lbs. or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less.
First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 9
Large Envelopes (Flats)
Packages (Small Packets)
Postcards: See 243.1
Letters: See 243.2
Large Envelopes (Flats): See 243.3
Packages (Small Packets): See 243.4
Airmail M-bags (260) —
Direct Sack to One Addressee
Matter for the Blind (270)
Free when sent as First-Class Mail International.
Weight limit: 15 lbs.
Certificate of Mailing (313)
COD and Certified
NOT for International Mail
International Business Reply Service (382)
Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.45; Cards $0.95
International Postal Money Order (371)
Use MO Form MP1
Maximum Amount Available: $700 Fee: $3.85
International Reply Coupons (381)
Registered Mail (330)
Maximum Indemnity: $47.93
Available for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards, and matter for
the blind or other physically handicapped
persons. Not applicable to M-bags.
Restricted Delivery (350)
Return Receipt (340)
Available for registered mail only.