Importing Products from EL SALVADOR

Location: El Salvador is bordered on the northwest by Guatemala, on the northeast by Honduras, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. Its capital and largest city is San Salvador.

Is there a trade agreement between El Salvador and the UK? Yes, as part of the UK-Central America association agreement. The agreement maintains at present the same tariff preferences that are contained in the Central American treaty with the European Union. The other countries included in this trade association are Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Salvadoran national currency: US dollar (USD) and Bitcoin (XBT).

Official language: Spanish.

Shipping from El Salvador to the UK

Transit time via air from El Salvador to an airport in the UK is approximately 3 days. El Salvador's main cargo international airport is Monsenor Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez, located about 50 km from the city of San Salvador.

Transit time via sea from El Salvador to a port in the UK is approximately 28 days. El Salvador’s main sea port is Acajutla port.

Export documents required include packing list, commercial invoice, and health / phytosanitary / organic / origin certificate(s) where applicable. Requirements for the exporter in El Salvador include having a tax indentification number. Requirements for the importer in Britain include having an EORI number.

Top-10 product types imported from El Salvador to United Kingdom in 2022

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

Where to search for Salvadoran products/exporters


Contact Invest in El Salvador, the Investment and Exports Promotion Agency of El Salvador.

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Import taxes/restrictions in the United Kingdom

Visit the UK Trade Tariff (official UK tariff classification site) to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) to Salvadoran products. This is done by entering either the tariff code or the description of the particular commodity on the site's search tool.

Contact us for cargo transport from Latin America and the Caribbean to the UK