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How much does it cost to ship a container to Uruguay

How much does it cost to ship a container to Uruguay, the average price to ship a container to Uruguay is $3500 US Dollars. Please contact our quotation team to receive a detailed rate to ship your container to the port of Montevideo in Uruguay.

Container shipping cost calculator:

Rates to ship a 20ft, 40Ft, or 40HQ containers to Uruguay.

How much does it cost to ship a container to Port of Montevideo from USA

How much does it cost to ship a container to port of Montevideo, the average price to ship a container from the United States to port of Montevideo is $3500 US Dollars. These are examples of the cheapest rates for 20 foot and 40 foot containers (FCL-Full container load), loading containers with cars, personal effects, boats, boxes, and heavy equipment’s for shipping to Montevideo Uruguay from the major US ports.

Container shipping rates from USA to port of Montevideo

These are examples of the cheapest rates to ship containers from the United States of North America to port of Montevideo for a 40 foot container (FCL) loading with vehicles and personal effects for international moving to Uruguay under the return law and decree 18250 for PE 572/94 and vehicles 330/08.

Port of loading:Container size:Shipping price:
Ship a Container from New York to Montevideo
Ship a Container from New Jersey to Montevideo
20FT Container
Loaded with 1 Car and personal effects
from: $2990
Ship a Container from New York to Montevideo
Ship a Container from New Jersey to Montevideo
40FT Container
Loaded with 2 Cars and personal effects
from: $3150
Ship a Container from Massachusetts to Montevideo
Ship a Container from Boston to Montevideo
40FT Container
Loaded with Cars and personal effects
from: $3300
Ship a Container from Baltimore to Montevideo
Ship a Container from Washington DC to Montevideo
Ship a Container from Savannah Georgia to Montevideo
Ship a Container from Miami Florida to Montevideo
40FT Container
Loaded with Cars and personal effects
from: $3300
Ship a Container from Houston Texas to Montevideo
Ship a Container from Los Angeles California to Montevideo
Ship a Container from San Fransisco to Montevideo
40FT Container
Loaded with Cars and personal effects
from: $3900

How much does it cost to ship a container from Europe to port of Montevideo Uruguay

How much does it cost to ship a container from Europe to port of Montevideo, the average price to ship a container from Europe to port of Montevideo is €2500. These are examples of the cheapest rates for 20 foot and 40 foot containers (FCL-Full container load), loading containers with cars, personal effects, boats, boxes, and heavy equipment’s for shipping to Montevideo Uruguay from the major European ports ports, as from Barcelona Spain to Port of Montevideo, Valencia Spain to Port of Montevideo, Algeciras Spain to Port of Montevideo, Santander Spain to Port of Montevideo, Vigo Spain to Port of Montevideo, Hamburg Germany to Port of Montevideo, Amsterdam  Netherlands to Port of Montevideo, Antwerp Belgium to Port of Montevideo, London United Kingdom to Port of Montevideo, Livorno Italy to Port of Montevideo, Lisboa Portugal to Port of Montevideo, Oslo Norway to to Port of Montevideo, Zurich Switzerland to Port of Montevideo, Stockholm Sweden to Port of Montevideo, Paris France to Port of Montevideo.

Container shipping rates from Europe to Uruguay

These are examples of the cheapest freight rates for containers FCL from Europe to the port of Montevideo Uruguay.

Port of loading:Container size:Shipping price:
Ship a Container from Barcelona Spain to Port of Montevideo Uruguay20FT Container from: €1450
Ship a Container from Valencia Spain to Port of Montevideo Uruguay40FT Containerfrom: €1850
Ship a Container from Algeciras Spain to Port of Montevideo Uruguay40FT Containerfrom: €1850
Ship a Container from Amsterdam Netherlands to Port of Montevideo Uruguay40FT Containerfrom: €2550
Ship a Container from Hamburg/Bremerhaven Germany to Port of Montevideo Uruguay40FT Container
from: €2650
Ship a Container from London UK to Port of Montevideo Uruguay40FT Containerfrom: €2650
Ship a Container from Livorno Italy to Port of Montevideo Uruguay40FT Containerfrom: €2850
Ship a Container from Paris France to Port of Montevideo Uruguay40FT Containerfrom: €3250
Ship a Container from Zurich Switzerland to Port of Montevideo Uruguay40FT Containerfrom: €3650

Shipping to Port of Montevideo

Shipping containers to The port of MONTEVIDEO in URUGUAY.

Port of Montevideo

The port of MONTEVIDEO is one of the sea container ports in URUGUAY where BR EXPORT USA operate as a trusted company member of the BR LOGISTICS INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT group of Freight Forwarders & Logistics. Montevideo’s port named in Spanish “Puerto de Montevideo” is located in the northern part of the capital city of Uruguay, this terminal is one of the major ports of South America and plays a very important role in the economy of Uruguay from where almost the 90% of the Uruguayan maritime cargo, import and exports business are handled. Address: Juan Carlos Gómez, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay, South America. Port Authority: Administracion Nacional de Puertos Annual handling capacity: of 900,000 TEU.

Port location

 

Container Shipping Departures from USA and arrivals to Uruguay

Shipping a container to Uruguay from the United States, Vessel departures from New York, New Jersey, Baltimore Maryland, Washington DC, Norfolk Virginia, Charleston South Carolina, Savannah Georgia, Miami Florida, Houston Texas, Tacoma Washington State, Los Angeles California, Long Beach California, San Fransisco California to port of Montevideo Uruguay.

Shipping Schedule to Montevideo Uruguay from the port of New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Savannah, Miami, Houston, and Los Angeles

These are the shipping schedule and departures of vessels with containers to port of Montevideo from the major ports in the United States, with weekly sailings from New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Savannah Georgia, Houston Texas, and Los Angeles California.

Vessel nameVoyage NumberPort of loading - POLPort of discharge - PODETA: Arrival date (estimated)
MSC VIDHIV1From New York
From New Jersey
From Baltimore
From Savannah
To Montevideo UruguayWeek 1 2021
MSC LEO CV2From New Jersey
From Baltimore
From Savannah
From Miami
To Montevideo UruguayWeek 2 2021
MAERSK GATESHEADV3From Miami Florida
From Houston Texas
To Montevideo UruguayWeek 3 2021
MSC MICHELAV4From Washington State
From Los Angeles California
From Oakland California
From San Francisco California
To Montevideo UruguayWeek 4 2021

Estimated transit time to send a container from USA to Montevideo

Estimated shipping transit time from New York, New Jersey, Baltimore Maryland, Washington DC, Norfolk Virginia, Charleston South Carolina, Savannah Georgia, Miami Florida, Houston Texas, Tacoma Washington State, Los Angeles California, Long Beach California, San Fransisco California to port of Montevideo Uruguay.

Estimated transit time from the United States to Montevideo

The average transit time to ship a container to Montevideo Uruguay from the United States (USA) is from 4 weeks to 6 weeks. These are examples of the estimated time of transit to ship a container from the United States to Uruguay.

Port of originPort of destinationSteamship LineTransit timeContainer
New York, USA
New Jersey, USA.
Baltimore, Maryland.
Savannah, Georgia.
Montevideo, UruguayMSC - Mediterranean Shipping Company25 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Norfolk, Virginia.
Port Everglade, Florida.
Miami, Florida.
Tampa, Florida.
Montevideo, UruguayZIM
MSC
HAPAG LLOID
35 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Houston, TexasMontevideo, UruguayMAERSK CONTAINER LINE38 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Washington StateMontevideo, UruguayMSC60 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Long Beach, California.Montevideo, UruguayMSC45 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Los Angeles, California.Montevideo, UruguayMSC45 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ

Longest transit time from USA to Uruguay

The Longest transit time to ship a container with vehicles and personal effects from the USA to Montevideo Uruguay in South America is the route from Washington State to port of Montevideo, with an estimated average transit time between 60 to 65 days. The next longest route is from Long Beach California to Montevideo, with an average of 45 to 50 days of transit time.

Shortest transit time from USA to Uruguay

One of the shortest transit time and faster service to ship a container with vehicles, cars, boats, and personal effects to Montevideo for an international moving is the route New York using MSC- Mediterranean Shipping Company from PNCT-Port of Newark, with an average of 25 days of transit. The next shortest route is with ZIM Line using New Jersey as a port of loading with an average of 35 days.

Top 5 most popular routes for shipping containers from USA to Uruguay

At BR EXPORT USA, we offer you a professional international shipping services from all the United States of America to Montevideo Uruguay, as loading cars in to containers, export docs, inland transport, international transport, and all the procedures and guides to return to Uruguay under the return law for the Uruguayan citizens.

The popular routes for sending containers to Uruguay. Here are the top 5 routes from United States of America to Montevideo as a port of destination:

OriginDestination
Port: NYCT, New York, USAPort: UYMVD, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Port: PNCT, Newark, New Jersey, USAPort: UYMVD, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Port: Ocean Terminal, Savannah, Georgia, USAPort: UYMVD, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Port: Miami, Florida, USAPort: UYMVD, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Port: Long Beach, California, USAPort: UYMVD, Montevideo, Uruguay.

How much does it cost the ocean freight to ship a container to the port of Montevideo Uruguay?

To get the price to ship a container to the port Montevideo Uruguay there are different factors from origin as the kind of container you will need for example a 20ft container or 40ft container, the location, state, city that the container will be need to be transported to, or loaded.

You can request a rate to ship your container clicking the following bottom or contacting us with more information:

Shipping rates from North America, United States or Canada to Montevideo Uruguay from: Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, Massachusetts, Boston, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Baltimore Maryland, Washington DC, North Carolina, Atlanta Georgia, Savannah Georgia, South Carolina, Jacksonville Florida, Miami Florida, Houston Texas, Washington State, Los Angeles California, Long Beach California, San Francisco California. How much is to ship a container to Uruguay? The price to send a container to Uruguay: DV20ft between $2500 to $4000, the price for a DV40ft is between $2990 to $4500, you can Request a full Quote or tariff to the forwarder agent. How much cost to ship a 40HC? The freight rate to Montevideo for a 40HQ container is between $ 2990 to $4500, Get in touch with your freight forwarder agent to request a full tariff for your container.

Shipping and ocean freight services to Uruguay:

In BR EXPORT USA company, we provide services for your ocean freight rates and exports to Uruguay. We offer these services from many different countries and port locations all over the world as per below list of:

  • Container Shipping service from United States of America to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from Canada to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from Spain to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from Switzerland to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from Sweden to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from Norway to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from Netherlands to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from Germany to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from Belgium to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from France to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from Portugal to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from Italy to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from Mexico to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from New Zealand to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from Australia to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from China to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from Taiwan to Uruguay
  • Container Shipping service from UAE to Uruguay

 

Popular ocean freight routes to the port of Montevideo

In BR EXPORT USA company we have services for all the best shipping routes to send containers to Uruguay. here we have the 5 more popular ocean freight routes used to ship to Uruguay.

Port of Origin Port of Destination
Savannah Montevideo
Barcelona Montevideo
New York Montevideo
Shanghai Montevideo
Valencia Montevideo

 

Alternatives destinations to your ocean shipping freight from USA to Uruguay

There are not many alternative offers to send containers to Uruguay. Another options are the port of Nueva Palmira in Colonia Uruguay, the port of Paysandu in Uruguay, and port of Maldonado, even the service goes always first to Montevideo as a first port of Destination for Uruguay shipments.

Ship a Container to port of Nueva Palmira in Colonia, port of Paysandu, and port of Maldonado, Uruguay,

 

Types of Shipping services to Uruguay

What type of shipping services do we offer to Montevideo Uruguay?  We offer container shipping services to Uruguay, we offer Roll on Roll off service (RO-RO) to Uruguay, We offer Air Cargo Service to Uruguay, and We offer LCL or Groupage shipping service to Uruguay.

At BR EXPORT USA INC we offer full container load and less than a container load to port of Montevideo, as 20ft containers, 40ft container loaded with vehicles, commercial cargo, or personal effects for the families in to an international moving, and shared container to ship boxes, or small cargo to Montevideo.

At BR EXPORT USA INC we offer another option to ship a car to Montevideo terminal in Uruguay using our good service of RO-RO for vehicles (No personal effects accepted when using Roll on/Roll off shipping method.

 

  • Air Cargo service to Uruguay

At BR EXPORT USA INC we offer air transport to Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo from all the airports in the United States, this option is no cheap to ship your cargo but is the faster one.

  • LCL Groupage shipping service to Uruguay

What is better FCL or LCL ocean freight to Uruguay?

Ship a LCL (Less than a container load or groupage) is cheaper than ship a FCL (Full container load) to Uruguay. If you think that the volume of the merchandise shipped will not reach the half of the capacity of the container, LCL will always be the cheapest alternative to ship a consolidated cargo to Uruguay.. Full container load is usally better when Shipping commercial cargo to Uruguay as cars, boats, motorcycles, jet ski, motor homes, auto parts, etc, the first step is to assess your shipping volume and weight, then contact your forwarder or exporter in USA. Then your forwarder will recommend you whether you need a is full container for one or more than 2 cars, up to 4 car plus personal effects in to a 40HQ container with (FCL), another option is a shared container or a groupage (a less-than-container load, or LCL shipping) for boxes or just personal effects. Contact BR EXPORT USA for more information for shipping recommendations and rates.

Montevideo Uruguay as a Global Import-Export Commodity Trading.

Montevideo port is a global hub destination for transshipment to Paraguay, the commodity trading with a particular focus on agriculture trading, such as corn, grains, soybean, oil seeds, and fertilizes.

From 2010 this port of Montevideo has converted in to a transshipment destination port for containers to the country of Paraguay because the Montevideo port geographic position and good facilities for imports most of the shippers are choosing Montevideo as a intermediate destination to Paraguay.

Uruguay is the 87th largest export economy in the world and the 51st most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2019, Uruguay exported $9B and imported $10B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $1B. In 2019 the GDP of Uruguay was $55B and its GDP per capita was $22k.

INTERNATIONAL CAR SHIPPING TO URUGUAY FROM THE USA

Shipping car to Uruguay from the USA will usually cost from $1250 to $3500. Vehicles with no personal effects inside can go via roll on roll off service, and the cars with personal effects must go in to a container shipment to Uruguay.

At BR EXPORT USA company we offer full shipping services for your car, motorcycle, truck, or any other vehicles to Montevideo Uruguay with BR Export a USA based car shipping company with more than 10 years of experience experience on shipping cars to Uruguay in South America. With office and warehouse in Kearny New Jersey. We are able to handle ground transportation(Towing Service) from all the American Auto Auctions, Dealers, residential address to the port or loading place, vehicle documentation, export and import clearance, and shipping to Montevideo by container, air-freight, and Roll on roll off. You can get an instant rate to ship your car to Montevideo using our shipping calculator or contacting us.

Car Shipping To Montevideo

How much does it cost to ship a car to port of Montevideo, the average price to ship a car to Montevideo is $1250, port to port service from the major ports of the United States.

At BR EXPORT USA company we are professionals in car shipping, container loading with vehicles, roll on roll of shipping to Montevideo Uruguay from all the port in the United States of North America. We offer full service handling everything from pick in up the cars from the auctions or cars dealers in the US, to then do the international shipping process.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR EXPORT A CAR FROM USA TO URUGUAY

Vehicle documentation:

  • Original vehicle title
  • Bill of sale
  • invoice

International residents:

  • Copy of passport
  • Power of attorney.
  • Letter of intent for export vehicles from USA.

US citizens:

  • EIN letter, TAX ID#.
  • Power of attorney.
  • Letter of intent.

FAQs about shipping your container to Uruguay

How to ship a container from USA and or Canada to Uruguay?

How to ship a container to Uruguay, below you will find a complete guide for shipping a container to Uruguay from North America, United States and Canada.

Procedures and guide to ship a Container to Uruguay:

  • 1st- You need to check with customs or a clearing agent in Uruguay to make sure the cargo, merchandise, or House holds goods are permitted to be shipped and imported in Uruguay.
  • 2dn- It is very important to get in contact with a Freight Forwarder in USA or Canada as BR EXPORT USA / BR LOGISTICS are, to check the procedure of your container shipping for documentation, export, customs clearance at the port of departure.
  • 3rd- Loading the container: What kind of container do you need? 20ft standard, 40ft standard, or a 40hc (high cube container). Where is the container to be loaded? You have 2 options, send the container to the factory, warehouse, residential address. What kind of documentation do i need to ship a container? Packing list, HTS code, cargo list, Bill of sale, commercial invoice, original title for vehicles, depend of the type of cargo, check with BR EXPORT USA INC for more information.
  • 4th- You have to do a POA (Power of attorney) authorizing the Freight Forwarder or Export Company to make a booking with the SSL (Steamship Line) and to transport the empty container from the port to the loading place, return the loaded shipping-container to the port or terminal of departure, and handling the customs export documentation, title validation if you are shipping a vehicle.
  • 5th- The owner of the cargo or shipper of the container have to pay to the Forwarder for the local charges in the USA or Canada, trucking of the container, ocean freight rate to Montevideo, and export docs, to receive the Bill of lading, Telex Release, PAD, or Express Release of the cargo.
  • 6th- After the original bill of lading or release of container is received, you will need to send it to the customs broker or clearing agent in Uruguay to start the import process.

 

Planning to Return or moving to Uruguay from USA or Canada?

Here you will find of the information that you need to ship your container to Uruguay if you are planning to move back to Uruguay. As per the approved decree 330/008 by the president of the Uruguay, All the Uruguayan citizens with more than two years of residence in foreign countries for example USA, Canada, Spain, New Zeland, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, France, Portugal, Mexico, China, Japan, and others that decided to return definitively to the country of Uruguay, can apply with a local consulate of Uruguay to send their personal effects and one vehicle per person.

How to return to Uruguay and send a container with your personal effects and vehicles.

You can find below all the information you will need to return to Uruguay and send your container with your house hold good, personal effects, and vehicles.

Manual to return to Uruguay without paying taxes and duties for Automobiles (Car or Motorcycle), personal effects, household goods , and work tools:

What is the return to Uruguay?

It is understood by return to the process by which a compatriot who lives abroad decides to come to Uruguay to reside permanently, accompanied by his family and bringing with him the goods that the regulations authorize him to enter. To be considered a return and can access the Corresponding benefits must comply with what is established in current regulations: Law 18,250 and its amendments, and Regulatory Decree 330 / 08 for exoneration of import taxes and duties. Any other import procedure by which goods, or commercial cargo are entered into Uruguay are not considered a return procedure and will need to pay taxes and duties.

What does Law Nº. 18.250 establish?

Article 76 of Law 18.250 or “of Return” establishes the benefits that compatriots have that decide to come to reside in Uruguay. “Article 76.- Any Uruguayan with more than two years of residence abroad who decides to reside permanently in the country, may enter for one time only, free of any exchange procedure and exempt from all kinds of customs duties, taxes or related charges : A) Movable property and effects that house your room. B) The tools, machines, devices and instruments related to the exercise of their profession, art or trade. C) A motor vehicle owned by it, which cannot be transferred until after a period of two years from its entry into the Republic. The regime to which the automobile is subject must be recorded in the municipal registration documents and in the National Automotive Registry. The said vehicle must be registered directly by the person interested in the corresponding Departmental Administration. In the operations provided for in this article, the intervention of the customs broker will not be mandatory. Free consular legalization is established in the documents related to the process of permanent residence in the country of the compatriots and their family nucleus, which comply with the requirements established in this article. ” According to this article, the beneficiaries are all Uruguayan nationals, both those born in the national territory and the children of a Uruguayan father or mother born abroad. Legal citizens, as well as residents, are not covered by this law. The entry of the move of the home, tools or machines of his profession and a motor vehicle are allowed, all free of taxes. The return under Law 18,250 is final and only once; the person who in some future would like to return to support this regime or some other customs franchise for entry of removals (eg Decree. 572/94) may not do so. Law No. 18,250 allows the entry of a used vehicle per person. At the time of starting the return process, the person must demonstrate that he has resided permanently and continuously abroad in the previous two years and, in case of returning with a vehicle, he must have been at least one year in his possession and affected its use. It is also established that all procedures related to return are free and that the hiring of a Customs Broker is not mandatory. Important: those who enter a vehicle under this law may not transfer it until after a period of two years from its importation. There is no exception to this provision. Decree No. 330/008 regulates Law 18,250. This decree establishes all the requirements that compatriots must meet in order to be able to protect themselves from the benefits of the Law of Return as well as the procedures of the procedure. Outside of Law 18,250, the prohibition of importation of used motor vehicles is governed, in accordance with Law 19,171 of December 13, 2013.

Is there another tax-free income regime for Uruguayan citizens returning to the country?

Yes, there is another rule (Decree 572/994) of application for Uruguayan citizens (and foreigners) with more than one year of residence abroad, whereby they are allowed to enter the country, exempt from taxes, their furniture and other goods for domestic use , tools, machines, devices and instruments necessary for the exercise of suppression, art or trade, individually considered. Under this regime, the entry of vehicles is not authorized, nor are the costs of legalization of documentation by the Ministry of Relations exempted The process begins when the corresponding Consulate begins, where proof of residence will be obtained and the list of belongings will be intervened. If you returned from abroad IMPORTANT Those who enter a vehicle under this law may not transfer it until after a period of two years from its importation. There is no exception to this provision. 3. Is there another tax-free income regime for Uruguayan citizens returning to the country? Manual for Return 5 Without doing the procedure, you must contact the Consulate directly to obtain the corresponding documents on your own. The documentation obtained legalizes it in Foreign Relations and presents it to Customs. In the case of returning with tools, a certificate of profession or trade will also be required.This regime, unlike the one-time Return, allows to be used again in the future as many times as necessary.Inform yourself on which regime best suits to your needs.

What is free?

With Law 18.250 (Return) and its Regulatory Decree 330/08: A) Legalization’s are exonerated in the Consulate, the visa in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the procedure in the Ministry of Economy and Finance, as well as another procedure related to public dependencies. B) Customs duties, taxes or related charges are exempted as follows:

Household Goods: Vehicles:
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) of 22% plus 10% down payment.
  • Internal Specific Tax (IMESI) 30%
  • Import surcharges for 20%
  • Consular Rate of 2%
  • Port Provisions of US $ 110 per ton
  • Extraordinary expenses for US $ 10
  • Impuesto al Valor Agregado (IVA) de 22% más 10% de anticipo.
  • Impuesto Específico Interno (IMESI) 42.44%
  • Recargos de importación por 23%
  • Tasa Consular de 2%
  • Proventos portuarios de 38 USD cada 1.000 USD
  • Gastos extraordinarios 12%
  • IRAE 4%
  • Tasa de Servicios Aduaneros 0.2%

What should be paid?

USA & Canada:
  • Transportation cost to the freight forwarder or export company (shipping ocean freight) from the country where you live to port of Montevideo.
  • Costs of the maritime company in the country where you reside, container trucking transport, local charges, terminal charges, loading of the container, export documentation, and customs clearence in origin.
Uruguay:
  • Costs of the maritime agency company in Uruguay, for example the Steamship Lines MSC, ZIM, MAERSK Line, Hapag LLoyd, Safmarine, Hyundai, HSUD.
  • Container handling costs in port.
  • Particular intra-port deposit.
  • Deposit in container terminal.
  • THC destination (Terminal Handling Charges)
  • Transportation (freight) from the Port of Montevideo to the address you will live in Uruguay.
  • Clearing agent if needed, it is not mandaroty to use a clearing agent, you can do all the clearing by your self using the return law.

Example for estimated local charges cost in Uruguay: 20FT Container: between a $1000 dollars to $1500 dollars, depends of the terminal, steam ship line, and the days that the container stay at the port terminal. 40FT Container: between a $1250 dollars to $1750 dollars, depends of the terminal, steam ship line, and the days that the container stay at the port terminal.

What are the requirements and commitments?

The benefits of Law 18.250 are provided as long as the requirements are met and certain commitments are assumed:

Requirements:

1. Having resided continuously abroad in the last two years at the time of starting the return procedures. If at any time he interrupted that residence (having spent more than 90 days a year in Uruguay) without a duly justified cause (e.g. major force), he will not be able to rely on the law. 2. Having had the vehicle on his property and in usufruct for at least the last year at the time of initiating the return procedures. If it has been within one year, you must wait to make the return procedure. 3.Present the documentation in a form and within the established deadlines.Over the deadlines the procedures are not accepted. 4.Not having received before any special regime for the entry of vehicles and goods and / or household goods.

Commitments:

1. Return in a definitely to the Republic of Uruguay. 2. Do not dispose of or transfer the vehicle for a period of two years from the customs clearance. 3. If you enter a vehicle, appear before the Ministry of Foreign Affairs once a year during the two years following the start of the procedure, with the corresponding proof of entry and exit of the country issued by the National Migration Directorate, for the purpose to verify permanent residence in the country. It is verified that you have had continuous and permanent residence in the country if you have not spent more than 90 days a year abroad, except for duly justified cases (eg force majeure). 4. Register the vehicle within 30 days of its clearance.

What are the consequences for non-compliance of the retun law for Uruguayan citizens?

As mentioned in the previous point, the benefits of the regime established by Law 18,250 are granted as a counterpart of requirements and commitments assumed by the returning countryman. Failure to comply with the requirements will result in the non-acceptance of the procedure.The breach of the commitments established in Law 18.250 and its regulatory Decree 330/08 will result in the loss of all the tax benefits indicated in Point 3, revoking the authorization granted . Such revocation will be communicated to the National Customs Directorate and the General Tax Directorate. The latter body will reliquidate all those taxes, which must be paid in full by the interested party.

Return via Maritime Container service FCL (Full container load) or LCL (Lees than a container load – Shared Container):

These are the transfers of the goods on board, either in a full container container load or via a less than a container load from a warehouse. In the case of vehicles, household goods, personal effects and tools, the interested party must complete all the steps numbered in the points 12, 13 and 14 of this Manual. It is clarified that both the personal effects and the car they may not leave the port area until they have the corresponding authorizations. The exit of the Port of Montevideo from the move and the car may, however, be made separately.

What do you need to do to start the return process:

The process begins at the Uruguayan Consulate near your place of residence. You can look for it at: http: //www.mapaconsular.mrree.gub.uy/ We suggest that you contact the consulate beforehand in order to be informed of opening hours for the public consulate or embassy, documentation to be presented, etc. The procedure is face-to-face, that is, you will have to go personally to the Consulate. If you live in another city far away from the consulate and cannot move or in situations of physical impossibility or force majeure, the Consulate will indicate the procedure to follow. Once returned to Uruguay you must continue, personally, said procedure at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Center of Citizen Service, in Cuareim Street 1384, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No paperwork will be accepted until the person has returned from abroad. From the date of return to Uruguay you will have a maximum period of 60 days to continue the process . Once this period has expired, you cannot use the Return Law. Remember that all the documentation intervened in the Consulate has a maximum validity of 90 days from its date of issue. Once this term has expired, you must complete the process again, presenting updated documentation.

STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR VEHICLES AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS PERSONAL EFFECTS

First step (in the US or Canada)

Go to the corresponding Consulate to request the voluntary return under Law 18250 and its regulatory decrees 572/94 for household goods and 330/08 for vehicles, presenting:

  • List of personal and domestic effects.
  • Residence certificate, or any other requiered document for the consulate.
  • Public or private document that proves that you own the vehicle and it is affected to its use, with a minimum of 1 year in its possession.
  • Certificate / Labor history and affidavit that must be signed at the consulate itself.
  • General documentation of the vehicle, original title, registration, valid identity card and passport.  

Second step (in Uruguay)

Present yourself at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (it is at Cuareim Street 1384): (Citizen Attention Center), presenting all the visa documentation provided by the Consulate before and the Identity Card of the interested party.

Third step (in Uruguay)

  • To appear before the National Directorate of Migration, to obtain the Certificate of arrival for customs and for external relations, in this case the history of the movements of the last two years must be included (it is in Misiones Street 1513).

Fourth step (in Uruguay)

Returning to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Migration Certificate, the MRREE will form a file with the submitted documentation of the vehicle, which will be sent to the Ministry of Economy and Finance internally. Request right there and at that time also the letter of exoneration of port supplies and then the customs broker can exonerate A.N.P. in the effects. The Ministry of Economy and Finance will be the competent Authority to authorize the entry of the vehicle into the national territory, once the resolution is approved, they will call you by telephone for withdrawal at Colonia 1089 Ground Floor (in the background). This resolution must be delivered at the time to the customs broker for customs clearance.

Vehicles to be shipped to Uruguay under the return law:

Point 12 Only one motor vehicle per person and one time will be admitted, leaving the entry of vehicles with more than two axles, as well as trucks, truck-tractors, motor homes, motorhomes and buses in all its modalities, being forbidden. The entry of all types of boats and aircraft will also be prohibited. Trailers or trailers are not allowed to enter. Very important: The vehicle may not be sold or transferred for a period of 2 years from its importation into Uruguay, and must be directly registered by the person interested in the Departmental Government of the reported address, within 30 days after the release, allowing its withdrawal from Customs. Likewise, you must contract the S.O.A. (Mandatory Automobile Insurance). The extra tires that you intend to enter (beyond those that are placed in the vehicle or the auxiliary wheel) are not included in the franchise and you will have to pay taxes to import them.If you enter appliances in the vehicle, in order to take advantage of the space, please take into account that if you did not declare them in the corresponding equipment list, you will incur a customs infraction.

Household Goods or Personal effects to be shipped to Uruguay under the return law:

After living outside of Uruguay for a period of more than two years, the following used goods, may be entered free of encumbrances: -Personal clothes and objects, books, brochures and newspapers.-Furniture and other use goods domestic.-Tools, machines, equipment and instruments necessary for the exercise of their profession, art or trade, subject to the prior verification of the activity developed by the traveler. ALL KIND OF GOODS FOR SALE EXCLUDED OF THE LAW, INCLUDING LAUNDRY AND CLOTHES.

Tools to be shipped to Uruguay under the return law:

According to current regulations, those returning to the country may enter: “Tools, machines, devices and instruments necessary for the exercise of their profession, art or trade, individually considered”. The procedure is the same as for the equipment, adding to the documentation of Point 13 of the following documents: a) List of tools or machines of a particular profession, art or trade. Nor will the manuscript list or the Packing List be admitted. This list is made separately to de enseres. In the case of simple tools for domestic use, they must be included in the list of household goods indicating that they have that purpose. . b) Proof of work by profession or trade, or other documents (Institutional title or note) that accredit profession, art or trade that the interested party performed. This is necessary only in the case that they wish to enter the country specific tools of said profession or trade, but it is not necessary for tools of purely domestic use. This document must be presented in original, not being necessary its legalization / apostille, or translation. This benefit applies to those who are protected by both Law 18.250 / Dec 330/08 and Decree 572/994.

FOOD CAN NOT BE SHIPPED TO URUGUAY UNDER

THE RETURN LAW.

It is forbidden to enter the country using the return law the products and by-products of animal and vegetable origin (Sanitary Barrier) -Meats of any species, cold cuts and sausages.-Fluid milk (except long life), butter, eggs, cream of milk and cheeses.-Fruits and fresh vegetables, seeds, handicrafts with seeds and vegetable products.-Vegetables, their parts and related products. For any other question please contact your local consulate or custom in Uruguay.

 

CUSTOMS BROKERS IN URUGUAY

Customs broker in Uruguay to handle your import in the port of Montevideo, please see below info if you need a customs broker in Uruguay.

DESPACHANTE DE ADUANAS EN URUGUAY
Heber Redaelli
Tel. 29157638 – 29151146
Cel. 095902220
Zabala 1386 P.3 Of. 303, Montevideo, Uruguay.
www.rubenredaelli.com
RUBEN A. REDAELLI

Also here we leave a link with a list of the most popular customs brokers in Uruguay:

https://www.uruguayxxi.gub.uy/en/services-directory/customs-brokers/customs-broker/

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