Exporting Products to URUGUAY

Location: Uruguay is located in the south-east part of South America, is bordered by Argentina, Brazil, and the Atlantic Ocean. Its capital and largest city is Montevideo.

Is there a trade agreement between Uruguay and the UK? No. Currently Uruguay trades with the United Kingdom on non-preferential terms.

Uruguayan national currency: Peso (UYU).

Official language: Spanish.


Shipping from the UK to Uruguay

Transit time via air from the UK to airport in Uruguay is approximately 3 days. Uruguay's main cargo international airport is Carrasco, located 18km from Montevideo.


Transit time via sea from the UK to port in Uruguay is approximately 27 days. Uruguay’s main sea port is Montevideo.


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


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

1. Pharmaceutical products
    .................................................................................................$72.9 M

2. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    .................................................................................................$38.8 M

3. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical
    appliances; parts thereof
    .................................................................................................$14.3 M

4. Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toiletries
    .................................................................................................$9.2 M

5. Vehicles other than railway, tramway
    .................................................................................................$7.1 M

6. Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and
    accessories thereof
    .................................................................................................$7.1 M

7. Articles of iron or steel
    .................................................................................................$6.3 M

8. Electrical/electronic equipment
    .................................................................................................$2.4 M

9. Optical/photo/technical/medical apparatus;
    parts and accessories
    .................................................................................................$2.1 M

10. Miscellaneous chemical products
    .................................................................................................$1.6 M

M: Millions USD
Source: DIT / UN Comtrade



Find opportunities to export to Uruguay

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 Uruguyan importers.



If you are an importer based in Uruguay 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 Uruguay

Logo Uruguay customs with link to their site

Visit the official Uruguayan tariff classification webpage at Aduanas to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any). If you are based in the UK, you can access the UK official export tool: goods from the United Kingdom to Uruguay.


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