Exporting Products to PARAGUAY

Location: Paraguay is located in central South America. It is bounded by Brazil to the north and east, Argentina to the south and west, and Bolivia to the north and west. Its largest city and capital is Asuncion.

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

Paraguayan national currency: Guarani (PYG).

Main language: Spanish.


Shipping from the UK to Paraguay

Transit time via air from the UK to Paraguay is approximately 3 days. Parguay's main cargo international airports are Guarani and Silvio Pettirossi.


Transit time via sea from the UK to Paraguay is approximately 30 days. Paraguay does not have coastline. Its main river ports are Asuncion and Villeta. The main ports of transhipment are Montevideo in Uruguay and Buenos Aires in Argentina.

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


Top-10 products exported from the United Kingdom to Paraguay in 2020

1. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    .................................................................................................$8.8 M

2. Vehicles; other than railway or tramway rolling stock,
    and parts and accessories thereof
    .................................................................................................$5.3 M

3. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical
    appliances; parts thereof
    .................................................................................................$5.1 M

4. Plastics and articles thereof
    .................................................................................................$1.0 M

5. Pharmaceutical products
    .................................................................................................$961.8 T

6. Optical/photo/technical/medical apparatus;
    parts and accessories
    .................................................................................................$935.6 T

7. Electrical/electronic equipment
    .................................................................................................$447.3 T

8. Miscellaneous chemical products
    .................................................................................................$397.5 T

9. Miscellaneous edible preparations
    .................................................................................................$297.1 T

10. Rubber and articles thereof
    .................................................................................................$173.7 T

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



Find opportunities to export to Paraguay

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 Paraguayan importers.



If you are an importer based in Paraguay 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?'


Product import taxes and restrictions in Paraguay

Paraguayan customs site tariff classification

Visit the official Paraguayan tariff classification website at Aduana Paraguay to consult applicable import taxes. If you are based in the UK, you can access the UK official export tool: goods from the United Kingdom to Paraguay.


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