AND UNACCOMPANIED BAGGAGE
LIST OF BAGGAGE
EXEMPTED FROM PAYMENT OF DUTIES
a) Clothing items
that are obviously for use by the traveler.
b) Toiletry articles
attributable to the traveler.
c) Objects for
personal use and adornment.
d) One portable
electric hair dryer or brush.
e) One electric
f) One photographic
camera and up to five (05) rolls of film.
g) One film or
video-cassette camera, providing it is not for professional use, and up to
five (05) rolls or cassettes of film.
records, magnetic tapes, compact discs or cassettes, up to a total maximum
of ten (10) units.
i) Five (5)
cassettes for videorecorder.
j) One portable
k) Medication for
l) Books, magazines
and documents in general.
m) Up to twenty (20)
packets of cigarettes or fifty (50) cigars or 250 grams of shredded or
threaded tobacco for smoking.
n) Up to three (3)
liters of liquor.
˝) Up to THREE
HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (US$ 300.00) worth in miscellaneous articles for use
or consumption by the traveler, or for gifts that by their quantity, nature
and variety are presumed not destined for commercial use and providing the
value per article does not exceed ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS
o) One portable
mechanical, electric or electronic typewriter.
p) One portable wind
or string musical instrument.
q) One radio
receiver, or one radiorecorder or one recorder, or one cassette player, or
one tape player or record/disc player (conventional or compact disc), or
one stereo system containing these items, providing it is PORTABLE with its
own source of power (CC or CC-CA).
r) Suitcases, bags
and other vessels of common use containing the objects that constitute the
s) The objects
declared as baggage at the time of exit from the country and that are
included in a TEMPORARY EXIT DECLARATION.
t) One live domestic
animal as mascot; providing the corresponding sanitation regulations are
met and that it arrives as accompanied baggage.
u) One personal,
portable computer, wth its own power source, providing it arrives as
accompanied baggage, as stipulated by SUPREME
DECREE N░ 027 - 2001 - EF !New!
In the case of
travelers who are sick or have impediments, also included as baggage will be
those auxiliary means and equipment necessary for their mobilization
(wheelchairs, stretchers, crutches and others).
The entry of items
detailed in articles m) and n) above will not be permitted to minors under
the age of 18.
facilitate the checking and control of new or used articles that the
traveler carries with him, providing they are obviously for use and
consumption according to the purpose and duration of the visit and providing
that by their quantity they are presumed to not be for commercial use.
Baggage Sworn Declaration duly signed (whether or not baggage is exempt
b) Passport or
official document issued by the pertinent institution.
who carry with them animals, plants, and any byproducts of these, are under
obligation to present the corresponding sanitary certificates of origin,
and submit the items to customs and health authorities on arrival in
- The transport company is to provide
the traveler, on his return to the country, a Baggage Declaration form,
which must be completed.
- When the traveler arrives at the
airport, the first step is to pass through the General Immigration Office
for the passport verification process, following which baggage can be
claimed from the baggage ramp in the International Arrivals Hall to be
submitted to the Customs Control process.
- The traveler carrying articles
included in the List of Duty Exempt Baggage must only fill in his personal
data and sign the Baggage Declaration which must be presented to the
- When a traveler carries goods to be
declared, he must also fill in and sign the Baggage Declaration form for
the article or articles that do not exceed a value of US$1000.00 per trip
or a total of US$3000.00 per calendar year. Likewise, if baggage includes
electric or electronic items, tools, spare parts and equipment proper to
the traveler's profession, job or activity, there can be no more than one
(1) item per tipe of article. The traveler must present the Baggage
Declaration to the evaluation officer to determine the minimum referential
value of the articles on which only one chargeof 20% on CIF value will be
applied, to be paid at the bank office in the International Arrivals
- When the articles that form part
of the baggage exceed the value of US$1000.00, they will be subject to the
full tariff duty that corresponds to them. Likewise, if the articles are
not considered baggage or household goods or by their quantity are
presumed to be for commercial use and are not declared as freight, they
will be subject to the payment of a fine of 30%
of C.I.F. value and will be cleared through Customs through the normal
- The traveler is to be identified by
passport to the Customs Officer and will present his duly completed
- All travelers must present
themselves to the Green-Red Double Circuit Baggage Control System by
pressing the automatic button, and the result will determine if the
baggage will be subject or not to inspection.
- If the green light flashes,
whatever the traveler has stated in the Baggage Declaration will be
accepted and the baggage may be retrieved without inspection.
- If the red light flashes, this
indicates that the baggage has been selected at random for inspection. If
there is no discrepancy between the contents of the baggage and that
stated in the Baggage Declaration, the baggage may be retrieved for entry
into the country.
- If on random inspection a
discrepancy is found between the customs declaration and the contents of
the baggage, the baggage will be issued an administrative impoundment; if
the value of the merchandise subject to the fine is valued at more than 4
tax units (2001 Value of Tax Unit - S/.3000) the district attorney in
charge of Customs Judicial Matters will be notified to initiate legal
action for the charge of Contraband/Smuggling. S
clearance of unaccompanied baggage proceeding from a country of origin or
countries the traveler has visited, providing that the passport or offical
document shows proof that the baggage within the term of one month prior to
or up to four (4) months after the arrival of the traveler.
b) Bill of Lading,
Airway Bill, or Postal Notice, dependidng on the means of transport
c) Passport or
official document issued by the pertinent authority (to be presented
only as verification).
d) Other documents
that the nature of the operation may requires.
carrying with them live animals, plants, or their subproducts and
byproducts, must present the required sanitation certificates or origin to
the customs and health authorities on arrival in the country.
unaccompanied baggage from the Customs Clearance Intendency, the traveler
must first complete a Simplified Declaration form, attaching documentation as
indicated in subclause b), endorsed by the transport company, as well as
passport and the cancelled payment of the Rate for Simmplified Customs
Clearance process (US$2.77). Upon presentation of the complete documentation,
a number will be assigned to the process and a specialist for the physical
inspection and the assessment of duties payable. Once the duties are paid at
the bank, the unaccompanied baggage may be retried from the Customs
When the traveller
cannot pay the payable duties for the declared articles, a Retaining Receipt
is issued and a period of 10 days is given in which to pay the duties and
retrieve the articles.
Within the 10-day
period, the traveler will present the Simplifed Declaration form to the
Custosm Clearance Intendency with a copy of the Retainng Receipt, passport
and copy, for the numbering of the file and assessment of duties to be paid;
once payment is made at the bank, the baggage may be retried from the
b) Copy of Retaining
- The documents set out under
Requirements are presented and a number is given to the Simplified
- A Customs Specialist is assigned to
carry out the physical inspection of the baggage retained in the Customs
- The traveler receives the
assessment for duties payable and pays the duties at the Bank.
- The traveler retrieves the goods
from the Customs Warehouse on presenting the processed Declaration and the
receipt of the Banking Transaction issued by the Bank.
The transport company
hands over to Customs, with a corresponding Consignment Receipt, the baggage
that has not been claimed by the passenger, and grants a period of 10 days
from the date of notification to retrieve the baggage.
To retrieve the
consigned baggage, the traveler presents to the Customs Clearance Intendency
a completed Simplified Declaration form, attaching a copy of the Consignment
Receipt and passport. On presentation of these documents, the baggage will
be inspected; if the baggage is exempt from duties, the retrieval will be
b) Copy of the
- A Simplified Declaration form is
presented to the Customs Clearance Intendency with the required
- A specialist is assigned to carry
out the physical inspection:
- If the baggage is exempt from
tariff duties, only payment for storage will have to be made.
- If the baggage is subject to tariff
duties, the tariff duties assessment must be paid before the consigned
baggage may be retrieved from the Customs Warehouse.
General Customs Law
- D.S. N░ 121-96-EF of 24.DEC.96
Regulations of the
General Customs Law.
- D.S. N░ 059-95-EF of 04.APR.95
Baggage and Household Goods.
- R. S. N░ 000002 of 09.JAN.99
Minimum Reference Values and their Rules of Application.
Management of Customs Procedures
Division of Customs Systems and
Division of Institutional