Investor Guide

  • Installation cost
    Includes a simulator and information on the major costs of installing and running a business in Uruguay, for example, the costs of opening a business, the costs of energy, telecommunications, labor, etc.
  • In the last few years, Uruguay has positioned itself as a trustworthy and attractive destination for foreign investors, by virtue of a favorable investment climate and promising macroeconomic performance. Know more about the reasons that make Uruguay an attractive destination.
  • Schemes provided for by the Investment Law, industry incentives, free zones, free port and free airport schemes, public-private partnership agreements, industrial parks and temporary admission are some of the main incentive schemes available in the country.
  • The Uruguayan tax system comprises direct and indirect taxes. Indirect taxes are the main source of collection. The main taxes which levy business activities are VAT, IP and IRAE, whilst income is subject to IRAE, IRPF or IRNR, as appropriate.
  • Investors in Uruguay are benefited from preferential trade agreements in effect in the country signed with more than fifteen countries, including Mercosur member countries and Mexico, as well as service trade agreements and public procurement agreements, investment protection and promotion agreements with 30 countries and agreements to avoid double taxation with 13 countries.
  • Working guide
    Individual working relations are regulated by detailed laws which include rights and obligations for workers. Information on agreements, wages, leaves and other personnel recruitment aspects can be found here.
  • No prior requirements or permits are necessary for a foreign investor to operate in Uruguay, with the possibility of operating through any of the business types described above. Find all the necessary information to set up a company in Uruguay here.
  • Entry requirements
    Several types of residence exist in Uruguay, which are adapted to every particular situation for those who intend to legally work in the country. Know which are the entry requirements to work in Uruguay.