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Peru Importer of Record and IT Shipping

Importer of Record services into Peru should facilitate special permits for telecommunications equipment and documentation assistance.

Peru Importer of Record at a Glance:

Importer of Record 

  • Certain kinds of telecommunications equipment require a permit from the Ministry of Transport and Communications
  • Your Importer of Record should submit documentation in both Spanish and English 
  • Clear documentation detailing purchasing and ownership is required to clear customs
  • Shipments get sorted into one of three lanes during customs clearance – green, orange, and red 

IT Shipping & Logistics

  • IT shipping is not difficult but remote locations may have a long timeline 

Importer of Record and Pre-Shipment Documentation 


You may need a Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) permit to import telecommunications equipment into Peru. This permit generally applies to telecommunications equipment like switches, routers, and network appliances. This permit usually takes 5 to 7 business days to process. 

Additionally, submitting documentation to Peruivan customs has specific language requirements – documents must be in both Spanish and English. 

Lastly, Peru is very particular about the trail of ownership. In order to protect their economies against illegal economic activity, Peru installed safeguards that require strict documentation. The documentation tracks the purchase, ownership, and movement of the products into Peru, including who will ultimately be using the hardware. For example, when FGX deploys on behalf of our clients to Peru, we will help them compile the necessary ownership paperwork required for us to clear customs.

Customs Clearance 

Like many other Latin American countries, customs divides shipments into “lanes.” Your shipment’s lane classification is based on a combination of importer reputation, shipment contents, and the customs agents’ discretion. 

IT Shipping & Logistics 

Peru has a medium level of shipping difficulty. There are no unique logistical obstacles to shipping hardware into Peru as freight and wide-body aircraft are generally available. However, it’s important to plan installations well ahead of time because air freight options into the country are limited due to the low amount of commercial flights that go to Peru.

FGX manages all of our client’s shipments door-to-door (or door-to-datacenter). This case study showcases how we navigated IT logistics and importation into Peru at the time that it was written. Regulations and challenges are constantly changing and exact shipping requirements may have changed. To learn more about FGX and how our global shipping platform can help your company, reach out here.