Parcel delivery to Uruguay
Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America. The capital of Uruguay is Montevideo which shares the Rio de La Plata (Bay/river of Silver) with Buenos Aires. The Port of Montevideo is the biggest container terminal in South America. It receives over 1.1 million shipments each year. Paved roads connect the major cities however some of the smaller towns can only be reached on unpaved roadways. Uruguay has one of the most liberal import policies in South America.
Customs for parcel shipping to Uruguay
Since 1991 Uruguay has been party to the MERCOSUR trade agreement with Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Perú, and Israel. Imports from outside of these countries pay the standard tariff. The fee varies by the type of commodity: IT products and capital goods 0-10%, Agricultural products 5-15%, Consumer goods 10-18%, Weapons and ammunition 20%. Other taxes and restriction may apply, especially for alcohol, toiletries, tobacco, fuel, machinery, and electronics.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Uruguay
Please do not ship valuables such as cash letters, negotiable bonds, bearer documents, or other personal effects via the mail service. It is prohibited to import powdered substances, wet ice, and timber products from Liberia into Uruguay. Hazardous materials are prohibited from importation into Uruguay and may include: acids, batteries, biological products, chemicals, corrosives, cosmetics, dangerous goods, flammables, gases, infectious substances, liquids, magnets, oxidizers, paints, perfume, poisons radioactive material, and some toiletries.
Parcel documents delivering to Uruguay
The parcel should be accompanied by a standard declaration. Shipments valued at over $100 USD require a broker to complete the formal entry process. Shipments of gifts worth $50-$100 USD are charged a customs tax that is 60% the items value. Shipments worth less than $50 USD are cleared when they arrive. Shipments of raw food stuffs entering Uruguay should be accompanied by the proper photosanitary certificate or license. Restrictions apply to CD roms and software, antiques, fine art, jewelry, personal effects, and pharmaceuticals.