Government support for exporters

The Government of Uruguay subsidises exporters of priority industries such as:

1. Production and sale of poultry

2. Cultivation and sale of citrus

3. Production and sale of perfumes (primary market only)

4. Production and sale of meat products (pork, beef)

5. Production and primary sale of grape concentrate

6. Beekeeping

7. Cultivation and sale of rice

8. Cultivation and sale of blueberries

9. Production and sale of cheeses and cottage cheese

10. Wine production

11. Production and sale of olive oil

12. Production and sale of pressed skin

13. Cultivation and sale of fresh fruit

14. Filling and sale of bottled water (subsidies are granted only to those traders that export products in China)

15. Soybean cultivation

16. Mining, cutting and sale of precious or semi-precious stones



The above priority sectors of export can obtain government support by 2 ways:

METHODS OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT OF EXPORT
Indirect support of export Getting the raw materials required in the extraction, production, processing, at a reduced rate of import tariff
Export of goods at 50% payment of export duties
Direct support of export Zero export tariff duty (while its base value is up to 15 thous. US dollars). The amount in excess of the above range shall be paid in full
40% (or lower) than the value set in the export tariff in case of two export transactions within a year, if the turnover of the exporter does not exceed 1 million US dollars)


Tariffs when enjoying indirect support for exporters:

Product group Tariffs on import of raw materials used in priority export industries Export tariff duty
Minimum tariff rate Incentive rate (provided for by regional policy for a year)
EU USA Turkey Serbia Republic of Korea Other countries
Livestock products 3,9 0 5,8 1,55 16,7 7,05 8,5 12,25
Dairy products 9,2 0 5,8 1,55 16,7 7,05 8,5 12,25
Fruits and vegetables 11,3 0 5,8 1,55 16,7 7,05 8,5 12,25
Coffee, tea 6,8 0            
Fertilizers, crop protection products 6,3 2,2            
Other agricultural products 2,9 0 5,8 1,55 16,7 7,05 8,5 12,25
Fish and fish products 4,6 0            
Minerals and metals 6 0   1,55 16,7 7,05 8,5 12,25
Perfumes 5,6 0 5,8 1,55 16,7 7,05 8,5 12,25
Chemicals 5 1,3            
Cardboard and paper products 5,7 0            
Textiles 4,8 1            
Ketone 10 0            
Leather and footwear 6,6 0            
Electric cars 3,8 0            
Electrical equipment 6,1 0            
Transportation equipment 7 0            


Tariff policy in the implementation of direct government support for exporters:

Product group Export tariff duty at initial implementation Export tariff duty at secondary implementation (subject to limits)
EU USA Turkey Serbia Rep. of Korea Other countries EU USA Turkey Serbia Rep. of Korea Other countries
Livestock products 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,2 0,4 23,8 0,5 0 12,1
Dairy products 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,2 0,4 23,8 0,5 0 12,1
Fruits and vegetables 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,2 0,4 23,8 0,5 0 12,1
Other agricultural products 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,2 0,4 23,8 0,5 0 12,1
Minerals and metals 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,2 0,4 23,8 0,5 0 12,1
Perfumes 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,2 0,4 23,8 0,5 0 12,1

 

Types of exporters who can get government support for export of priority products:

— Micro enterprises-exporters with a SME certificate;

— Small enterprises-exporters with a SME certificate;

— Medium enterprises-exporters with a SME certificate


The algorithm of obtaining government support for export:

In case of lack of information, one can clarify the list of priority industries in the National Customs Control Service and the General Trade Inspection

1. Contact the National Customs Authority and submit:
— the certificate of registration of the enterprise
— the description of the scheduled export transaction (in case of direct reduction of the duty, instead of the duty refund)

2. Search and ask a customs broker
2.1. Register in the single window
Print a certificate allowing to use the reduced tariff (or zero duty) — submit the document, before making the export operation; submit, from the single window website, the documents for reimbursement of duties - after making the transit

Supporting bodies:

Name

Website

Ministry of Economy and Finance of Uruguay https://www.mef.gub.uy/
National Customs Control Service https://www.mef.gub.uy/
General Trade Inspection http://www.comercio.gub.uy/dgcespanol/index.html
National Customs Authority http://www.aduanas.gub.uy/
Website of Single window registration of investors vuce.uy
The Bank of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay http://www.brounet.com.uy/~~HEAD=p obj
National Development Corporation http://ww.cnd.org.uy