Legislative Decree № 1304 (29 December 2016; DL 1304) signed by the President and Council of Ministers as well as the Secretary of Production, was published on 30 December 2016. This legislative decree (law) basically established the following:

  • Repealed Law 28405, which previously established the mandatory labelling requirements for importation and commercialization of goods considered manufactured products for consumption.
  • The new mandatory labelling requirements for manufactured goods for consumption issued by DL 1304 which only apply for commercialization and not for importation. The required information includes:
    • product name;
    • country of origin;
    • If perishable —
      • expiration date;
      • conditions of conservation;*
      • observations (any additional information); * for defective, used, reconstructed or remanufactured products, the condition of the product; *
    • net content in units of mass or volume, as applicable;*
    • if the product contains any raw material or input that represents a risk to the consumer or user, it must be declared;*
    • name, address and tax identification number (RUC) of the producer, importer, packager or distributor in Peru;*
    • warning of any foreseeable risk or danger that could arise from the product;* and
    • urgent care language whenever applicable.*
  • The items with an asterisk above (*) must be in the Spanish language. It is preferred, but not mandated, that the remaining elements be in Spanish. The information must be clear and in a visible location.
  • The information regarding the country of manufacture and expiration date must be indelibly marked on the product, packaging or packaging, depending on the nature of the product.
  • INDECOPI will be the competent authority responsible for supervising compliance with, and sanctioning non-compliance with, the labeling provisions.
  • The Ministry of Production will be in charge of verifying the compliance with technical regulations(with the exception of labeling) and for sanctioning non-compliance. The following products are governed by the provisions contained in technical regulations:
    • Cosmetics,
    • Household hygiene products and absorbent personal hygiene products,
    • Food and beverages,
    • Pharmaceutical and medical devices,
    • Agrochemicals,
    • Explosives,
    • Others that by duly sustained Supreme Decree is available.