REPORT OF THE LOGISTIC SECTOR IN URUGUAY

Fecha de publicación: 28/12/2017

The transport and storage sector, directly linked to the logistics sector, represented approximately 3.6% of Uruguay's GDP [1]. This, together with its importance for the development of international trade and as a support for industrial activity, denotes the strategic nature and potential of this sector for the economy.

The country offers important advantages for locating Regional Distribution Centers, given that Uruguay's regulatory framework offers important advantages for logistics operations, with important incentives for the installation of CDRs and for the handling of merchandise in transit. It includes free zone regimes, ports and free airports, customs warehouses and temporary admission.

Uruguay has an adequate infrastructure, a modern airport and the densest road transport network in all of Latin America, which is also in full update. It has ports with an infrastructure of first level, unique in the South Atlantic coast that operate under the system of Puerto Libre; and a similar regime for airports.

The logistics sector has its own institutionality in Uruguay. In 2010, the National Logistics Institute (INALOG) was created by law, which acts as a public-private participation and coordination space for the development of the sector.

The deepening of globalization and the growing internationalization of economies have involved a strong development of opportunities in the logistics sector worldwide. Learn about the characteristics of this sector with great potential in Uruguay in the report, by clicking here.

[1] Source: National Observatory of Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics.

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