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Peru Unveils New Labelling Requirements for Manufactured Goods

Peru has established new mandatory labelling requirements for manufactured goods for consumption, with certain exceptions. Labels must include the following information in a clear and visible fashion: (i) product name or denomination; (ii) country of origin; (iii) if the product is perishable, expiration date, conditions of conservation and any additional information; (iv) for defective, used, reconstructed or remanufactured products, condition of the product; (v) net content in units of mass or volume, as applicable; (vi) name, address and tax identification number of the producer, importer, packager or distributor in Peru; and (vii) warning and urgent care language, whenever applicable. In addition, any hazardous inputs or materials in the product must be declared.

The required information must be in Spanish, although the information related to the product name or denomination and country of origin does not necessarily need to be in that language. The country of origin and expiration date must be indelibly marked on the product or its packaging.

Excluded from the scope of these requirements are goods subject to specific technical requirements, including cosmetics, personal hygiene products, food and beverages, pharmaceutical products and medical devices, agrochemicals and explosives.

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