Importing Products from 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 Paraguay to the UK

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


Transit time via sea from Paraguay to the UK 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.

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


Top-10 product types imported from Paraguay to United Kingdom in 2021

1. Residues, wastes of food industry, animal fodder
    ................................................................................................$80.3 M

2. Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal
    ................................................................................................$11.6 M

3. Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits;
    miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit
    ................................................................................................$3.3 M

4. Cereals
    ................................................................................................$3.0 M

5. Meat and edible meat offal
    ................................................................................................$1.2 M

6. Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toileteries
    ................................................................................................$687.1 T

7. Dairy products, eggs, honey, edible animal product
    ................................................................................................$348.8 T

8. Articles of apparel, accessories, not knit or crochet
    ................................................................................................$322.7 T

9. Articles of leather, animal gut, harness, travel goods
    ................................................................................................$116.4 T

10. Optical, photo, technical, medical, etc apparatus
    ................................................................................................$104.6 T

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



Where to search for Paraguayan products/exporters

REDIEX PARAGUAY

Contact REDIEX, the official deparment in charge of the commercial promotion of exports in Paraguay. The institution administer data with up to date details of Paraguayan ready to export products.


Import taxes/restrictions in the United Kingdom

Visit the UK Trade Tariff to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) to Parguayan 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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