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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions, please contact us. You can call us at 511 618-2442 or fax us at 511 434-3041.

What is the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS)? 

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion unit of the International Trade Administration. The U.S. Commercial Service is a global network of 1,800 trade professionals located in more than 250 cities worldwide, dedicated to assisting U.S. exporters and supporting U.S. business interests abroad. In the United States, the U.S. Commercial Service operates an extensive network of Export Assistance Centers that offer companies easy access and efficient response to exporting and international trade inquiries. Overseas, the Commercial Service is present in nearly 80 countries, representing more than 95 percent of the world market for U.S. exports.

The U.S. Commercial Service in Peru is co-located in the U.S. Embassy of Peru. Our mission is to create jobs in the United States by advancing commercial opportunities in Peru and strategically assisting firms export U.S. products and services. The U.S. Commercial Service has developed many services designed specifically to assist companies such as yours to do business in Peru.

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Who does the USCS serve? 

The U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) primarily serves exporters of U.S. goods and services, particularly small and medium-sized businesses. We have a global network of professional consultants in nearly 300 domestic and overseas offices. Our in-depth counseling includes specific information to help you market your products and services in the global market.

The U.S. Commercial Service Peru staff provides a combination of cost-effective basic and customized services to help you obtain market information, participate in trade events, and identify potential partners. Our commercial specialists have extensive local market expertise and can provide you with comprehensive market analysis and matchmaking assistance in all industries.

We also help Peruvian companies source U.S. suppliers and import U.S. goods and services.

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How do I obtain information on the Peruvian market? 

The U.S. Commercial Service in Peru identifies the industry sectors that offer the most potential for U.S. products and services, and prepares market research reports on an on-going basis. If you would like to receive market intelligence about export opportunities for your particular product or service, CS Peru can conduct customized market research for your firm.

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Which industry sectors offer the best opportunities? 

The Peruvian Country Commercial Guide (CCG) lists the leading sectors for U.S. exports and investment in Peru.

Aside from the best prospect sectors, U.S. firms should also be aware of opportunities in other sectors of the Peruvian economy. Contact us for information on the market of opportunities for your particular product or service.

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How do I find Peruvian buyers/distributors/representatives? 

The U.S. Commercial Service in Peru provides many services to help U.S. companies identify potential Peruvian partners. Our business matchmaking services are designed to help you locate, screen, and meet with potential buyers, representatives, distributors, and joint venture partners.

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Does Peru import my product?  How much? Who are the major potential buyers? 

The U.S. Commercial Service in Peru uses a variety of resources, including in-country databases and local expertise, to provide you with import statistics and a list of the top ten potential importers for your product.

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Do any import restrictions apply to my product? 

If you would like to identify import duties and taxes applicable to your specific product, please contact us.

If you need counseling from an expert in customs issues, contact us to request a list of Peruvian customs brokers. Please be advised that the listing of a firm does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Commerce or any other agency of the U.S. Government.

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Where can I obtain financial/commercial references for a Peruvian company? 

The U.S. Commercial Service in Peru can investigate the capabilities, legitimacy and financial strength of your potential Peruvian business partners. Our report will contain available sales, profit figures, potential liabilities, and other financial information.  Learn more...

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Where can I find a list of business hotels in Peru? 

For information on hotels in Peru, please contact us. We will be happy to provide you with the information you need for a successful business trip.  

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How can I obtain a list of trade shows in Peru? 

Participating in local trade shows is an excellent way to contact potential Peruvian buyers and to gain market exposure. Every year U.S. Commercial Service Peru supports a number of trade shows and events carefully selected by its team of country experts.

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Where can I find a list of business publications to promote my products? 

Advertising in local trade publications is an excellent way to gain market exposure for your product or service in Peru.

Please contact us for a list of business publications in your specific industry sector. We can supply detailed information, such as the publisher contact data, circulation, frequency, advertising rates, and more.

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Can USCS help me resolve a complaint against a Peruvian company? 

If your firm is having difficulties with a Peruvian company, please feel free to contact us and provide detailed information about the situation, contact data, and documented proof of unsuccessful attempts at resolving the problem. We will analyze your case and provide assistance accordingly. Please be advised that the Embassy, by its own initiative, does not intervene in questions arising from private transactions. It does however, attempt to clarify misunderstandings.

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I need legal advice.  Where can I find a list of law firms in Peru? 

If you need legal advice, please contact us.  We can provide you with a list of the major law firms located in Peru. Please take into account that the listing of a firm does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Commerce or any other agency of the U.S. Government.

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How do I find information about exporting my Peruvian products? 

You will find information about "Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards-FAIRS" in the Foreign Agricultural Service home page www.fas.usda.gov. If you need additional information or assistance, you will find a live link to the web site of the Foreign Agricultural Service in Peru here.  

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Where can I find a list of U.S. companies based in Peru? 

The American Chamber of Commerce in Peru (AMCHAM) and the Embassy of the United States can provide you with the names of U.S. companies established in Peru.