On 30 November 2017, Peru adopted the Supreme Decree No. 010- 2017-MINAM presented by the Ministry of Environment, which establishes maximum permissible limits of atmospheric emissions for vehicles. As of 1 April 2018, vehicle emission standards will be Euro 4/IV, Tier 2 and EPA 2007.
This measure will contribute to the reduction of pollutants from motor vehicles, leading to improved air quality, with benefits to health and the environment. It is estimated that emissions of nitrogen oxides will be reduced by up to 35 per cent and particulate matter (PM 2.5) by up to 70 per cent.
The regulation complements the recently adopted Supreme Decree No. 025-2017-EM of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, which regulates the reduction of sulfur content below 50 ppm in petrol. This fuel standard permits the introduction of vehicles with better automotive technology.
The maximum permissible limits of atmospheric emissions for motor vehicles was drafted by the Multisectoral Working Group, in charge of proposing measures to improve air quality at the national level related to vehicle emissions. This is formed by the Ministry of the Environment (MINAM), the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM), the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) and the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF).
The United Nations Environment Program has been supporting the Government of Peru since 2012 to develop policies to promote cleaner and more efficient fuels and vehicles, through the Partnership of Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV), the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the Global Fuel Economy Initiative.
Supreme Decree No. 010-2017-MINAM