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A legal framework with great benefits


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A legal framework with great benefits

  • An investment promotion mechanism adopted by Uruguay in 1988 which since then has made possible for private free zone parks to attract US$ billions in investments.
  • The Law that supervises the regime allows for companies to establish fiscal efficient export operations using Uruguay as an international trade platform. Allows for all types of activities; there is a predominance in services and logistics.
  • Investors are guaranteed judicial security on their projects.
  • Process to apply for free zone operation is fairly simple and supervised by the Ministry of Economy & Finances.
  • Companies exempt from ALL taxes (net income tax, VAT, customs duties, tax on property, etc.). There is no tax or retention on dividends paid to shareholders.
  • No VAT or customs taxes applied over constructions and equipment to establish the necessary facilities in the free zone.
  • Foreigners working in the free zone can choose whether to adhere or not to the Uruguayan social security system.

Applications of the regime


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Applications of the regime

  • Offshore trading company
  • Strategic logistics hub
  • Service export activities
  • Value added activities
  • Manufacture