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Customs or Import duty for Flash apparatus – flashcube or flashbulb to Peru

The Customs or Import duty for Flash apparatus – flashcube or flashbulb to Peru is classified under Cameras, Audio & Video(cdf categories).

The HSCODE applied for Flash apparatus – flashcube or flashbulb is 90-6-69-0-0

The tax is applied on the total sum of item cost, insurance cost and shipment cost.

The custom/import taxes are:

General duty is 6%

The average VAT rate applicable in Peru is 0.18

Note: If the special tariff rate is NULL then general duty is applicable.

The other taxes applicable are:

Excise Duty(ISC)

Additional Fee

Tariff surcharge

Municipal tax

To know more information on which tariff rate is applicable from the country you are importing to, look here

To get the accurate amount, calculate here

Calculation method:

Customs Duties or Import duty and taxes will be pending and need to be cleared while importing goods into Peru Either by a private individual or a commercial entity.

The valuation method is CIF.

  • The import duty and taxes payable are calculated on the complete shipping value, which includes the cost of the imported goods, the cost of freight and the cost of insurance.  In addition to duty, imports are subjected to GST sales tax, and in some cases to excise duty.
  • Along with Import duty, import goods are also subjected to additional fee, excise, municipal tax, and tariff surcharge.

Below is the Duty and Sales tax for Peru :

Duty Rates Average Duty Rate Sales Tax(GST) Threshold on goods
0% to 11% 5.78% ST=16%
VAT = ST * (CIF + Duty+ other taxes)
No Duty and taxes if FOB value is upto US$200(by courier)

Extra taxes and customs fees while importing:

Type of Tax Products Rates
Additional fee Some products 0% to 5%
Excise Duty Some products 0% to 50%
Tariff surcharge Some products Varying range
Municipal Tax All 0% to 2%

Please find the lists and detailed information about other taxes here.


  • Excise tax rates, and the manner on which the tax is applied, depend on the type of goods or services.
  • Some goods like books and electronic products like laptops are imported free of duty.
  • Different thresholds apply to postal imports.
  • Additional fee and Excise are applied on the sum of CIF value and duty while Tariff surcharge includes excise duty and Municipal tax includes Tariff surcharge as well.
Prohibited Items:

  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Asbestos
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Pornography
  • Used clothing
  • Use car spart parts
Other related items:

Cameras & photography binoculars
Magnifying glasses & loupes
Telescopes – infrared
Tripods & mounts for telescopes – incorporating optical fibre
Digital camera body
Digital camera lcd
Film camera – fixed focus: handheld – 110 camera
Electronics camera
Digital printing
Film – colour (< 35mm)
Flash apparatus – flashcube or flashbulb
Cameras & photography lenses & filters filter
Lenses – mounted lens for cctv camera
Canon camera accessories
Mirrors & prisms – mirrors
Movie projector
Sony Electronic goods
Mp3 accessories
Dvd home cinema system
Electronic Audio player
Iphone arm band
Karaoke machine
Home theatre & projectors projector mount of base metal
Mobile Phone screen guards
Set top boxes – internet & television / satellite receiver
Television brackets of metal or Tv stand
Television parts – circuit boards, Tv power board