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LIM customs advice 2014

LIM customs advice 2014

Old Jul 13, 14, 9:31 pm
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LIM customs advice 2014

Hi Peruvian forum followers

Can we have a round up of recent LIM customs experiences?

I'd like to go through with 1 laptop, 2 smartphones and 3 cameras.

  • Do I currently need to declare excess gizmos?
  • If I do need to declare, do I still need to pay duty?
  • If I do need to pay duty can I still reclaim it on the way back out?
  • If I can reclaim it on the way back out, how do I do this?

Thanks in advance
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Old Jul 15, 14, 1:55 pm
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Not to worry, they have updated the rules a bit. No problem for laptop, no problem for 2 cells. The camera rules are to stop folks from bringing them in to sell, lots of people going to MP have lots of camera gear.
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Old Jul 16, 14, 12:34 pm
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As long as they're not new in the shrink-wrapped box, I can't imagine you'll get a second glance. Half the group I took in May had multiple cameras and we flew through customs.
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Old Jul 17, 14, 5:26 am
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Same impression as others - I always bring both my peruvian and french cellphones when I go to Lima, and have on a few occasions brought more than one camera / laptop / hard drive, and never had any issue. I was asked several years ago about why I had two hard drives, but they were completely OK when I explained that they were personal.
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Old Jul 20, 14, 8:00 pm
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There is no green/red light anymore, so all baggages go thru X Rays and only if they see something they ask you to open it. Lines are fast usually.

I think 2 liters of liquor is the limit, but last time they saw 3 wine bottles in my baggage and it was ok. I think they ask you to declare or pay just when it is something very expensive or far more over the limit.
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