Importing Products from 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 Uruguay to the UK

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.


Transit time via sea from Uruguay to port in the UK 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 exporter include having a tax indentification number (RUT). Requirements for the British importer include having an EORI number.


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Video link: YouTube (Uruguay XXI channel)

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

1. Meat and edible meat offal
    ................................................................................................$24.0 M

2. Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
    ................................................................................................$6.8 M

3. Cereals
    ................................................................................................$5.3 M

4. Optical/photo/technical/medical apparatus
    ................................................................................................$1.5 M

5. Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn
    and woven fabric
    ................................................................................................$1.4 M

6. Fur skins and artificial fur, manufactures thereof
    ................................................................................................$1.0 M

7. Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic invertebrates
    ................................................................................................$744.8 T

8. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    ................................................................................................$692.5 T

9. Edible fruit and nuts
    ................................................................................................$568.1 T

10. Rawhide and skins (other than fur skins) and leather
    ................................................................................................$326.3 T

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

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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