Trade promotion agreement

In an effort to continue to eliminate commercial barriers, Peru and the U.S. signed The United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) which came into effect in February of 2009. This accord has been mutually beneficial, as it has opened up new markets for both parties, created a safer environment for U.S. investors, and addressed issues on sustainability, among other things.

For more information on US/ Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, please click the following links:

Brief Summary of the United States – Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Some Facts on the PTPA


US Tariff Schedule

The PTPA allows over 90% of Peruvian goods to enter the U.S. duty free. For a detailed list of goods that are already able to enter the U.S. duty free, please click here.

(Goods in category “A” can already enter duty free).


Trade Flow between the U.S. and Peru

Imports into the US from Peru have increased by 69.2% since the implementation of the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) in 2009. The top non-traditional imports from Peru include agricultural goods such as asparagus, grapes, avocados, and blueberries, and clothing an apparel including cotton t-shirts and sweaters. Exports to Peru from the US have increased by close to 49% since 2009.

Peru is among the top 25 exporters to Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, and Texas. Exports to Peru from the US have increased by close to 62% since 2009. Peru is among the top 25 importers of goods from Florida, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, and Utah.

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