There are two important companies exporting worldwide: Piscifactorías de los Andes and Patsac. Consorcio Junín is almost ready to make their first steps on export. All try to sell their trout to international markets before harvesting, which makes it possible to process and pack per importers’ requirements. In this way, stocking of finished goods takes little time. In the cold store, the goods in master boxes are packed in containers, documents prepared and transported to the principal export harbours in Pisco, in the south of Peru and Lima.
Customers can buy FOB Pisco/Lima or CFR/CIF whatever international harbour. Shipping companies like CMA and MSC have two-weeks loadings and shipping time to Europe takes about 3-4 weeks. Today, import duties are 0% for the EU market as Peru enjoys are a GSP+ status.
Note: due to the immense surface of Lake Titicaca, there is an illegal trade of big volumes of trout between Peru and Bolivia. The Health Department of Peru is much more demanding than their Bolivian colleagues by which one should be careful of imports from Bolivia.