Importing Products from Bolivia

Location: Bolivia is located in west-central of South America, is bordered to the north and east by Brazil, to the south by Paraguay, Argentina, and Chile, and to the west by Chile, and Peru. Its three largest cities are Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Sucre, and La Paz.

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

Bolivian national currency: Boliviano (BOB).

Main language: Spanish.


Shipping from Bolivia to the UK

Transit time via air from Bolivia to airport in the UK is approximately 3 days. Bolivia's main cargo international airports are Viru Viru, located in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, and El Alto, located in La Paz.

Transit time via sea from Bolivia to the UK is approximately 30 days. Bolivia does not have access to own sea ports as it has no coastline. A large part of its sea trade goes out via the Chilean port of Arica.

Export documents required include packing list, commercial invoice, and health / organic / origin / phytosanitary certificate where applicable. Requirements for the exporter in Bolivia include registration with the Bolivian customs authority (AN), for the importer in Britain include having an EORI number.


Top-10 product types imported from Bolivia to United Kingdom in 2019

1. Edible fruit and nuts
    ................................................................................................$26.4 M

2. Tin and articles thereof
    ................................................................................................$8.5 M

3. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    ................................................................................................$5.2 M

4. Food industries, residues and wastes thereof;
    prepared animal fodder
    ................................................................................................$2.2 M

5. Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits;
    miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit,
    industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
    ................................................................................................$1.9 M

6. Furniture, lighting, signs, prefabricated buildings
    ................................................................................................$1.7 M

7. Wool, animal hair, horsehair yarn and fabric thereof
    ................................................................................................$951.2 T

8. Coffee, tea, mate and spices
    ................................................................................................$929.6 T

9. Milling products, malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten
    ................................................................................................$431.2 T

10. Cereals
    ................................................................................................$350.9 T

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



Import taxes/restrictions in the United Kingdom

Visit the UK Trade Tariff to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) to Bolivian products. This is done by entering either the tariff code or the description of the particular commodity on the site's search tool.


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