Exporting Products to 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 the UK to Uruguay

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


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


Top-10 products exported from the United Kingdom to Uruguay in 2022



M: Millions USD. Source: TRADING ECONOMICS / UN Comtrade



Find opportunities to export to Uruguay

If you are an exporter based in Britain, the UK Department for Business & Trade (DBT) offers an online tool where you can search for current export opportunities and pitch your products to overseas buyers including Uruguyan importers.



If you are an importer based in Uruguay 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?'


Import taxes/restrictions in Uruguay

Logo Uruguay customs with link to their site

Contact the Uruguayan Customs department (Aduanas) to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any). If you are based in the UK, you can access the UK official export tool: goods from the United Kingdom to Uruguay.


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