Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.
Only commercial firms, industrial firms, or individuals listed in the registry of importers may legally import products into Uruguay. A pro-forma invoice is required to start import procedures, and importers must use an agent to handle the customs entries. The agent is in charge of issuing a customs import declaration and sending it electronically to the National Customs Directorate before the cargo arrives to Uruguay. Required documents by the National Customs Directorate are a commercial invoice, transportation document, and a certificate of origin. The importer also commonly requests a packing list, identifying where different units are located within the shipment. The country may require other certificates depending on the type of product (HS Code).