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Import/Export

United States to Uruguay

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Commodity Specific Stipulations

There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Uruguay. If you plan to ship one of the commodities listed below, be sure to adhere to the following stipulations in order to avoid delays and holds at customs.

"Import of Alcoholic beverages into Uruguay is permitted via ISC contract service. UPS doesn't serve business to consumer(B2C) shipments into Uruguay. Beer, wine and spirits (liquor) B2B only. Requirement for B2B shipments into Uruguay: DINAMA Importer Registration, INAVI Certification (wine), LATU Certification (beer), sample analysis needed to obtain. "
Brochures are delivered door to door only up to 7 kgs and with a value up to US$50.00. If the package exceeds these limitations, it will be held by customs and import duties and taxes will be assessed.
For medicine that is shipped to an individual, the consignee must clear the shipment through Customs. UPS does not clear medicine shipments that are addressed to individuals.
Internet purchase are delivered door to door if:
  • Consignee is an individual
  • Merchandise value + freight charge + insurance must be under US$200.00
  • If the total amount is over $200 USD, package will be held by customs and consignee will need to go to customs and clear the shipment by paying the corresponding duties and taxes and broker fees if necessary
  • CI (personal identification number) must be typed on the invoice or provided to UPS before the arrival of the package to Uruguay
  • Some products are not included in this law: toys, glasses, medicine, used products , products in guarantee, samples and gifts
  • Government allows only 3 internet purchases per year free of duties and taxes . Once this limit is exceeded, packages will be held by customs no matter the value nor type of merchandise
The following is useful link to obtain more information regarding internet purchases and Uruguayan Customs http://www.aduanas.gub.uy/innovaportal/v/13243/1/innova.front/decreto-para-compras-en-el-exterior.html
For medicine that is shipped to an individual, the consignee must clear the shipment through Customs. UPS does not clear medicine shipments that are addressed to individuals.
Customers must use an authorized UPS / MBE (Mail Boxes Etc) Store, UPS Customer Center or ISC Approved Shipper to ship personal effects.

The UPS Store, Mail Boxes Etc, UPS Customer Center or ISC approved shipper will be required to identify personal effect shipments on the shipping label by placing "Personal Effects" in the Reference Field of a UPS "smart" label or in the Special Instructions Field of a UPS waybill. They must also clearly indicate 'Personal Effects' shipment on the Commercial Invoice.

Personal Effects are classified as used items (owned for a minimum of 6 months) intended for the consignee's personal use. Any items intended for any other use, such as wholesale or retail sales, business purposes, or for distribution are not considered personal effects and cannot be shipped on this basis. "Personal Effects" must be clearly stated on the invoice and goods description.

All of the following documents must be scanned into DIS/SIR and originals on the package:

An inventory list with estimated values with the reason for importation (holidays, move, relocation) A confirmation that the goods are older than 6 months and that they are intended for personal use only A photocopy of passport or ID card Any items intended for any other use, such as wholesale or retail sales, business purposes, or for distribution are not considered personal effects and cannot be shipped on this basis.

Excisable goods (for example, perfume, alcoholic drinks, tobacco), medicine and perishable food can not be cleared as personal effects.

Personal effects shipments are not allowed in combination with Return Services.

All textile samples that are not mutilated will be held by customs.

Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the commodities which UPS prohibits to all countries or territories served (listed here), it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Uruguay.

Electronic Cigarettes can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.

Imports require Original Commercial Invoice and Original Transportation Documents.

All type of glasses and frames to individuals are prohibited and can not be imported.
Products made in Iran are prohibited in our service due to a current embargo.
Toys are prohibited to individuals and can not be imported.

NOTE: Information provided by UPS is provided AS IS, may not be current, and does not constitute legal advice. In no event shall UPS be liable for any errors in the information, forms or features made available by UPS, or by any third party site linked to from UPS. Selection and completion of proper forms for any given shipment is the sole responsibility of the shipper. All shipments are subject to the UPS Terms and Conditions of Service in effect at the time of shipping for the country or territory of origin.
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