Peru: Heavy-duty: Emissions


From April 1, 2018, Peruvian medium-duty vehicles must follow either the Euro 4 or the US Tier 2 Bin 5 Standards, while Heavy-Duty vehicles follow the Euro 4 standards.

Standard type
Conventional pollutant emission limits
Regulating Body

Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC – Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones)

Current Standard

Medium-Duty Vehicles: Either Euro IV or US Tier 2 Bin 5

Heavy-Duty Vehicles: Euro IV

New passenger vehicles GVWR > 2500 kg and all commercial vehicles


Maximum permissible emission limits for existing heavy-duty vehicles, new imported or domestically assembled vehicles and used imported vehicles were first established by Decreto Supremo Nº 047-2001-MTC on 31 October 2001. The most recent amendment, DECRETO SUPREMO N° 010-2017-MINAM was made on 30 November 2017. Key steps in Peru’s heavy-duty vehicle emission control program are as follows:

  • Since 1 January 2003 all new heavy-duty have been required to meet Euro II requirements.
  • Since 2007, new heavy-duty vehicles have been required to meet Euro III requirements.
  • Starting in April 1, 2018, new heavy-duty vehicles must meet Euro IV requirements.

Technical Standards

Peruvian emission requirements for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are summarized in the following tables. Medium-duty vehicles have the option of following EU or US emission standards.

Emission Requirements for Medium-Duty Vehicles
Year Option 1* Option 2†
Standard Regulation Standard Regulation
2003-2006 Euro 2 96/69/EC US Tier 0 US 87 LDT
2007-March 31, 2017 Euro 3 98/69/EC (A) US Tier 1 US 94 LDT
April 1, 2018 and later Euro 4 98/69/EC (A)
US Tier 2 Bin 5 US 94 LDT
*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
Emission Requirements for Heavy-Duty Vehicles*
Year Standard Cycle Regulation
2003-2006 Euro II 13 mode 96/1/EC
2007-March 31, 2017 Euro III ESC + ELR 99/96/EC (A)
April 1, 2018 and later Euro IV ESC + ELR 2005/55/EC(A)
* New passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles > 3500 kg

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