Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a U.S. exporter wanting to do business in Uruguay, following is a series of frequently asked questions and answers that can help you on this issue.

The U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) is the trade promotion unit of the International Trade Administration. The U.S. Commercial Service is a global network of 1,800 trade professionals located in more than 250 cities worldwide, dedicated to assisting U.S. exporters and supporting U.S. business interests abroad.

In the United States, the U.S. Commercial Service operates an extensive network of Export Assistance Centers that offer companies easy access and efficient response to exporting and international trade inquiries. Overseas, the Commercial Service is present in 84 countries, representing more than 95 percent of the world market for U.S. exports.

The U.S. Commercial Service in Montevideo (CS Montevideo) is co-located with the U.S. Embassy in Uruguay. Our mission is to create jobs in the United States by advancing commercial opportunities in Uruguay and strategically assisting firms export U.S. products and services. CS Montevideo has developed many services designed specifically to assist companies such as yours do business in Uruguay.

The U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) primarily serves exporters of U.S. goods and services, particularly small and medium-sized businesses. We have a global network of professional consultants in nearly 300 domestic and overseas offices. Our in-depth counseling includes specific information to help you market your products and services in the global market.

The U.S. Commercial Service in Montevideo (CS Montevideo) staff provides a combination of cost-effective basic and customized services to help you obtain market information, participate in trade events, and identify potential partners. Our commercial specialists have extensive local market expertise and can provide you with comprehensive market analysis and matchmaking assistance in all industries.We also help Uruguayan companies source U.S. suppliers and import U.S. goods and services.

Participating in local trade shows is an excellent way to contact Uruguayan potential buyers and to gain market exposure. Please contact us for more detailed information, such as dates, place, organizers/sponsors contact information, exhibition area, cost per square meter, target audience, and more.

For information on hotels in Uruguay, please contact us. We will be happy to provide you with the information you need for a successful business trip.

If your firm is having difficulties with a Uruguayan company, please feel free to contact us and provide detailed information about the situation, contact data, and documented proof of unsuccessful attempts at resolving the problem. We will analyze your case and provide assistance accordingly. Please be advised that the Embassy, by its own initiative, does not intervene in questions arising from private transactions. It does however, attempt to clarify misunderstandings.

If you need legal advice, we can provide you with a list of the major law firms located in Uruguay. The list contains information regarding experience, references, representation, and complete contact data for every law firm. You can access the list of Law Firms in the Consular District here.

Please take into account that the listing of a firm does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Commerce or any other agency of the U.S. Government.

You will find information about “Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards-FAIRS” in the Foreign Agricultural Service home page.

The U.S. Commercial Service assists U.S. exporters. However, feel free to contact us to request a list of Uruguayan government organizations that support Uruguayan exporters.