• Service: Tax, Global Indirect Tax
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 4/15/2014

Peru - Customs controls for chemicals used in mining 

April 15: Guidance in Peru is intended to control imports or exports of chemical ingredients that can be used in illegal mining activities.

Decreto Supremo No. 073-2014-EF (published in El Peruano on 28 March 2014) sets forth the measures for controlling the distribution, transportation, and marketing of mercury, potassium cyanide, and sodium cyanide.

The guidance is effective 45 calendar days from the day following its publication, at which time the customs and tax administration (Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria) will issue provisions establishing the standards for registering the subject chemicals.

Read a March 2014 report (Spanish) [PDF 40 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Peru.

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