Peru: Heavy-duty: Emissions

Peru: Heavy-duty: Emissions


On April 1, 2018, Peruvian medium-duty vehicles were required to follow either the Euro 4 or the US Tier 2 Bin 5 Standards, while heavy-duty vehicles were required to follow the Euro 4 standards. From October 1, 2024, medium-duty vehicles must comply with U.S. Tier 3 Bin 125 or Euro 6b standards, while heavy-duty vehicles must follow Euro VI/A or EPA 2010 standards. From October 1, 2026, the U.S. Tier 3 requirement increases in stringency to Bin 70.

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 U.S. Tier 2 Bin 5

Heavy-duty vehicles: Euro IV

Future Standard

Medium-duty vehicles: Euro 6a/b (2024)

Heavy-duty vehicles: Euro VI/A or U.S. EPA 2010 (2024)

New passenger vehicles GVWR > 2,500 kg and all light commercial vehicles GVWR ≥ 2,610 kg


Maximum permissible emission limits for existing heavy-duty vehicles, new imported or domestically assembled vehicles, and used imported vehicles were established by Supreme Decree 047-2001-MTC on 31 October 2001. The most recent amendment, Supreme Decree No. 029-2021-MINAM, which modifies Supreme Decree No. 010-2017-MINAM, was made on 30 November 2017. Critical 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 on April 1, 2018, new heavy-duty vehicles must meet Euro IV requirements.
  • Starting October 1, 2024, new heavy-duty vehicles must meet Euro VI/A 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. More information on pollutant limits set in the Euro standards can be found on the EU: LDV: Emissions (for medium-duty vehicles) and EU: HDV: Emissions pages

Emission Requirements for Medium-Duty Vehicles
Year Option 1* Option 2†
Standard Regulation Cycle Standard Regulation
2003-2006 Euro 2 96/69/EC ECE 15 + EUDC US Tier 0 US 87 LDT
2007-March 31, 2017 Euro 3 98/69/EC (A) NEDC US Tier 1 US 94 LDT
April 1, 2018 and later Euro 4 98/69/EC (A)
NEDC US Tier 2 Bin 5 US 94 LDT
October 1, 2024-September 31, 2026 Euro 6b (EU) 459/2012 and (EU) 2017/1154 WLTP US Tier 3 Bin 125
October 1, 2026, onwards US Tier 3 Bin 70
*Commercial vehicles 1,305 ≤ 2,610 kg. In Euro 2-4, new passenger vehicles > 2,500 kg were type approved as Category N1 (medium-duty) vehicles.
† 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)
October 1, 2024 and later Euro VI/A WHSC/WHTC (EU) 133/2014 
* New passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles > 3500 kg

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