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URUGUAY
(Country code: UY)

SERVICE RATE
CODE
MAX.
WEIGHT (KG)
OVERSIZE
AVAILABILITY
MAX.
COVERAGE
Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   06   30   NO   $1000
International Parcel™ (Air)   207   30   YES   $100
International Parcel™ (Surface)   407   30   YES   $100
Small Packet™ (Air)   07   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   07   2   NO   N/A
CUSTOMS DECLARATION LANGUAGE English, Spanish

SERVICE AVAILABILITY Registered Mail™ VALUABLES ACCEPTED
Letter-post™   YES   YES   NO
SERVICE AVAILABILITY FEE CODE CURRENCY
Money Orders™    NO    

Maximum Coverage = Maximum Declared Value for Carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service.

Import Restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting:

  • animal products and by-products
  • alcohol
  • batteries
  • bicycles
  • fishery products
  • fruits
  • jewellery and coins
  • plants and parts of plants
  • pharmaceutical products
  • printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry
  • natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones
  • organic/inorganic chemicals
  • sporting guns
  • tobacco and tobacco related substitutes
  • weapons
  • works of art and antiques.

Prohibited Items

In addition to items considered non-mailable matter, the following are prohibited:

  • live animals
  • coins, banknotes, currency notes or securities, travellers' cheques
  • gold, silver or platinum (manufactured or not)
  • jewels, precious stones and other valuable articles
  • log and timber products from Liberia
  • obscene material
  • lottery tickets
  • powder
  • vines and parts of vines.

Documentation Required

Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.

Commercial goods mailed to Uruguay require an inserted invoice with a duplicate copy posted separately to the addressee. Used clothing requires a Certificate of Disinfection.

Basic documentation required to import merchandise are the following:

1. Commercial Invoice

2. Certificate of Origin.

There are some products which require previous authorization and sanitary, phytosanitary or other controls for importation, such as chemicals, fishery products and derivatives.

Some agricultural and food products require special licenses and sanitary or phytosanitary certificates issued by relevant authorities in the country of origin to enter the country. Temporary import bans may be applied by the government when a product coming from a specific market is considered health threatening due to the presence of diseases or plagues. Products restricted include: fishery products; chickens and eggs; vegetal origin products; and fruits.