Importing Products from URUGUAY

Uruguay is bordered by Argentina, Brazil, and the Atlantic Ocean. Its capital and largest city is Montevideo.

Trade agreement with the EU: In negotiation as part of the EU's Association Agreement with the    Mercosur founding countries which also include Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Read more here
Uruguayan national currency: Peso (UYU)
Official language: Spanish


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


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


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


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Top-10 product types imported from Uruguay to United Kingdom in 2017

1. Meat and edible meat offal
    ................................................................................................$19.8 m

2. Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
    ................................................................................................$7.7 m

3. Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other
    aquatic invertebrates
    ................................................................................................$6.1 m

4. Cereals
    ................................................................................................$5.6 m

5. Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn
    and woven fabric
    ................................................................................................$2.6 m

6. Edible fruit and nuts
    ................................................................................................$1.5 m

7. Fur skins and artificial fur, manufactures thereof
    ................................................................................................$717.4 th

8. Residues, food industry waste, animal fodder
    ................................................................................................$613.0 th

9. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    ................................................................................................$460.2 th

10. Rawhide and skins (other than fur skins) and leather
    ................................................................................................$365.8 th

Source: UN Comtrade



Where to Search for Uruguayan Products/Exporters

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Directory of Exporters (DE) is an online tool managed by the Uruguayan government. It enables buyers to find Uruguayan exporters, listed by name including their contact details. Also visit Uruguay XXI, the official department in charge of the commercial promotion of exports in Uruguay.

Import Taxes/Restrictions in the United Kingdom

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Visit the UK Trade Tariff to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) to Uruguayan 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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