Paraguay - Country Commercial Guide
Import Requirements & Documentation

Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.

Last published date: 2021-09-26

Documents required for general imports include a banker’s draft or letter of credit issued by a local bank as well as the following documents provided by the merchandise vendor:  (a) commercial invoice, (b) bill of lading, (c) packing list, and (d) certificate of origin.  Paraguay requires that specific documentation for each import shipment (e.g., commercial receipt, certificate of origin, and cargo manifest) be certified by either the Paraguayan consulate in the country of origin or, subject to payment of a fee, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paraguay.

Import operations must be processed through authorized banks with notification to the Central Bank of Paraguay.