The U.S. benefits from duty free access for a specified amount of rice due to the U.S. – Peru Free Trade Agreement. All types and forms of US rice are permitted entry to Peru. Ninety-eight percent of the rice exported from the US to Peru is long grain milled. US exports to the region have increased since 2013 and there are opportunities for more growth in the Peruvian foodservice industry.
USA Rice Activities
USA Rice conducts annual seminars with the trade and foodservice sector to assist Peruvian importers in finding the quality and type of rice they prefer. We work with importers to keep them apprised of market developments including local production, import needs and trade policy changes.