Exporting Products to HONDURAS

Location: Honduras is located in Central America, is bordered by Guatemala and El Salvador to the west, the Pacific Ocean and Nicaragua to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the north (Caribbean Sea). The capital and largest city is Tegucigalpa.

Is there a trade agreement between Honduras and the UK? Yes, as part of the UK-Central America association agreement. The agreement maintains at present the same tariff preferences that are contained in the Central American treaty with the European Union. The other countries included in this trade association are Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Honduras national currency: Lempira (HNL).

Official language: Spanish.


Shipping from the UK to Honduras

Transit time via air from the UK to airport in Honduras is approximately 3 days. The main cargo international airports in Honduras are Ramon Villeda Morales, Toncontin, and Goloson.

Transit time via sea from the UK to a port in Honduras is approximately 21 to 28 days. The main sea ports in Honduras are Cortes, and Castilla on the Atlantic coast, and San Lorenzo on the Pacific coast.

Export documents required include packing list, commercial invoice, and health / organic / origin / phytosanitary certificate(s) where applicable. Requirements for the importer in Honduras include having a tax indentification number. Requirements for the exporter in Britain include having an EORI number.


Top-10 products exported from the United Kingdom to Honduras in 2019

1. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical
    appliances; parts thereof
    ...............................................................................................$2.7 M

2. Articles of iron and steel
    ...............................................................................................$1.2 M

3. Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation;
    bituminous substances; mineral waxes
    ...............................................................................................$1.1 M

4. Electrical, electronic equipmen
    ...............................................................................................$1.1 M

5. Soaps, lubricants, waxes, candles, modelling pastes
    ...............................................................................................$904.7 T

6. Plastics and articles thereof
    ...............................................................................................$832.9 T

7. Vehicles; other than railway or tramway rolling stock,
    and parts and accessories thereof
    ...............................................................................................$784.5 T

8. Man made filaments
    ...............................................................................................$730.8 T

9. Optical/photo/technical/medical apparatus
    ...............................................................................................$669.8 T

10. Salt, sulphur, earth, stone, plaster, lime and cement
    ...............................................................................................$537.1 T

M = Millions USD
T: Thousands USD
Source: DIT / UN Comtrade



Find opportunities to export to Honduras

If you are an exporter based in Britain, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), offers an online data base where you can search for current export opportunities and pitch your products to overseas buyers including Honduran importers.

If you are an importer based in Honduras looking for British products, we invite you to complete the application form at great.gov.uk to access contact details of British exporters via this tool which is administrated by the UK government. When completing the form, please reply 'Britain Latin America Logistics Ltd' to the question 'Where did you hear about great.gov.uk?'


Import taxes/restrictions in Honduras

PECH

Visit the official Honduran customs site at PECH to consult the applicable import taxes. If you are based in the UK, you can access the UK official export tool: goods from the United Kingdom to Honduras.


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