Importing Products from 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 betwenn Honduras and 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 Honduras to the UK

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

Transit time via sea from Honduras to a port in the UK 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.

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


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

1. Coffee, tea, mate, and spices
    ................................................................................................$23.4 M

2. Edible fruit, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons
    ................................................................................................$6.4 M

3. Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
    ................................................................................................$3.0 M

4. Sugars and sugar confectionery
    ................................................................................................$3.0 M

5. Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toiletries
    ................................................................................................$145.8 T

6. Cocoa and cocoa preparations
    ................................................................................................$140.2 T

7. Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic invertebrates
    ................................................................................................$139.5 T

8. Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal
    ................................................................................................$61.7 T

9. Manufactures of plaiting material, basketwork, etc.
    ................................................................................................$44.1 T

10. Electrical, electronic equipment
    ................................................................................................$15.4 T

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



Where to search for Honduran products/exporters

Pro-Honduras

You can find Honduran suppliers and products via Pro Honduras, the official institution in charge of the commercial promotion of exports in Honduras.


Import taxes/restrictions in the United Kingdom

Visit the UK Trade Tariff (official UK tariff classification site) to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) to Honduran 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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