Exporting Products to 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 the UK to airport in Uruguay is approximately 3 days. Uruguay's main cargo international airport is Carrasco, located 18km from Montevideo.


tt_sea Transit time via sea from the UK to port in Uruguay 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 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 2017

1. Pharmaceutical products
    .................................................................................................$69.7 m

2. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    .................................................................................................$52.7 m

3. Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their
    distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
    .................................................................................................$30.68 m

4. Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and
    accessories thereof
    .................................................................................................$23.1 m

5. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical
    appliances; parts thereof
    .................................................................................................$12.8 m

6. Electrical/electronic equipment
    .................................................................................................$9.3 m

7. Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, and toiletries
    .................................................................................................$6.3 m

8. Vehicles other than railway, tramway
    .................................................................................................$5.7 m

9. Miscellaneous chemical products
    .................................................................................................$2.2 m

10. Optical/photo/technical/medical apparatus;
    parts and accessories
    .................................................................................................$2.1 m

Source: UN Comtrade



Find opportunities to export to Uruguay

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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 Uruguyan importers.



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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

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Visit the official Uruguayan tariff classification webpage at Aduanas to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) for a particular tariff code.


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