Peru Standards

Maximum permissible emission limits for existing vehicles, new imported or domestically assembled vehicles and used imported vehicles have been established by decree D.S. N° 047-2001-MTC:

  • Since January 1, 2003 all new light-duty vehicles in Peru have been required to meet either US or EU emission standards (Euro 2 or US Tier 0). New heavy-duty have been required to meet Euro II.
  • Starting in 2007, new light-duty vehicles must meet Euro 3 requirements and new heavy-duty vehicles must meet Euro III requirements.

Peruvian emission requirements for light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are summarized in the following tables.

Table 1
Emission Requirements for Light-Duty Vehicles
YearOption 1*Option 2†
StandardRegulationStandardRegulation
2003Euro 294/12/ECUS Tier 0US 83 LDV
2007Euro 398/69/EC (A)
* New passenger vehicles GVWR ≤ 2500 kg or ≤ 6 seats
† Passenger vehicles ≤ 12 seats
Table 2
Emission Requirements for Medium-Duty Vehicles
YearOption 1*Option 2†
StandardRegulationStandardRegulation
2003Euro 296/69/ECUS Tier 0US 87 LDT
2007Euro 398/69/EC (A)
* New passenger vehicles GVWR > 2500 kg or > 6 seats; commercial vehicles < 3500 kg
† Vans and light-duty trucks < 3864 kg; new passenger vehicles > 12 seats
Table 3
Emission Requirements for Heavy-Duty Vehicles*
YearStandardCycleRegulation
2003Euro II13 mode96/1/EC
2007Euro IIIESC + ELR88/77/EEC (99/96/EC)
* New passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles > 3500 kg