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Doing Business in Uruguay

Exporting to Uruguay

President Obama announced the National Export Initiative (NEI) two years ago, with the goal of doubling exports by 2014. U.S. embassies are committed to supporting U.S. companies to start exporting or grow their exports to Uruguay.

In this section, you’ll find a quick description of Uruguay as an export market and some suggestions for getting started.

Getting Started

  1. Visit the page on Uruguay to get an overview of economic conditions and opportunities.
  2. Access the U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library containing more than 100,000 industry and country-specific market reports, authored by our specialists working in overseas posts.

The Library Includes:

  • Country Commercial Guides (read latest “Doing Business In” guides)
  • Industry Overviews*
  • Market Updates*
  • Multilateral Development Bank Reports*
  • Best Markets*
  • Industry/Regional Reports*

Contact your local U.S. Export Assistance Center for advice and support on exporting to Uruguay. Contact a Trade Specialist Near You.

Contact your local Small Business Development Center (SBDCs) Starting a business can be a challenge, but there is help for you in your area.
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) are partnerships primarily between the government and colleges/universities administered by the Small Business Administration and aims at giving educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Investing in Uruguay

This section provides information for current and potential investors in Uruguay.

Potential Investors: Getting Started
If you are considering investment in Uruguay, here are some steps you may wish to consider as you get started:

  • Register with the U.S. Embassy – If you are planning a visit to consider investment, let us know by sending an email to the contact addresses on this page.
  • Visit host country resources, such as Uruguay XXI.
  • Contact local U.S. business support organizations, such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Montevideo or in the United States.
  • Subscribe to our Embassy Facebook Page.

Current Investors: Staying Connected

If you are a current U.S. investor in Uruguay, the U.S Embassy wants to stay in touch. Here are a few steps you can take to keep the channels of communication open:

  • Register with the U.S. Embassy – If you are active in Uruguay, let us know by sending an email to the contact addresses on this page.
  • Add us to your mailing lists – we are always happy to stay informed.
  • Subscribe to our Embassy Facebook Page.
  • Set up a meeting with our economic or commercial team to discuss any issues that arise.

Contact Us

    Embassy Phone: (+598 2) 1770-2776 
    Embassy Fax: (+598 2) 418-8581
    E-mail: and/or
    Economic /Commercial Officer 
    Kevin Skillin:
    Embassy Phone:
    (+598 2) 1770-2000

    Embassy Fax:
    (+598 2) 418-8581

    E-mail: and/or

    Economic /Commercial Officer 
    James T. Crow

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