Importing Products from 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 Uruguay to the UK

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

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

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Video link: YouTube (Uruguay XXI channel)

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

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

Where to search for Uruguayan products/exporters


Visit Uruguay XXI, the official department in charge of the commercial promotion of exports in Uruguay.

Import taxes/restrictions in the United Kingdom

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