IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CANADA-PERU FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AUGUST 1, 2009

The Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Peru will be implemented on August 1, 2009. Most goods released on or after August 1 will benefit from duty-free entry to Canada under the following conditions:

  • Goods must be produced or manufactured in Peru and satisfy the rules of origin requirements.
  • Goods must be shipped directly to Canada on a through bill of lading with or without transshipment.
  • Documentation must include a valid certificate of origin completed and signed by the exporter in Peru.

Rules of origin under the Canada-Peru FTA are based on a change in the HS classification of non-originating parts and materials.

Similar to the NAFTA, CIFTA, CCFTA and CCRFTA, goods returning from Peru after alteration or repair are duty-free regardless of country of origin. Mutilated samples and samples of negligible value are also duty-free from Peru.