Uruguay/Camping Trailer

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Hi :)
We're considering a move to Uruguay. I know that we can't import a used vehicle, but I'm wondering about a trailer. We have all our camping equipment in it which could be useful to us while we get settled. It would save a lot of hassle if we could just bring the whole trailer and contents. Do you think that's feasible?

I'll post other questions separately if I don't find answers in the database :)

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You have probably already read this posted answer to the question of the car:

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Uruguay-2201/2011/1/Importing-car-Uruguay.htm

Uruguay is an interesting place when it comes to importation.  They are very protective of their nationalism and protecting what comes into the country, even from neighboring Argentina and Brazil.  I did some research and I haven't found a specific answer to your question.  I did find this website that my be a lead to follow for you:  http://nuevolaredo.anunico.com.mx/anuncio-de/servicios/importacion_de_remolques_.  It is in Spanish so hopefully you can read it.  Another one here:  http://lotus.aduanet.org/Bases/LeyAdu.nsf/ed56de9361361eb3862563ff005e2509/6a5b0

Both of these appear to be geared more towards commercial transportation trailers and not a small trailer that I thing you are talking about.  But it's something to go by. Also, it may matter how you enter the country with the trailer as well.

Additionally, I do have an attorney friend from the UK and licensed in Uruguay with a practice in Uruguay.  He has some experience with helping ex-pats get established in Uruguay.  If you would like to have his contact information, send me a private message with your contact information and I will do an e-mail introduction with him.

Hope that gets you started, feel free to send follow-up questions.

Best,

Pete  

Uruguay

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Pete Larsen

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You can ask me questions about culture, government, visas, and travel in Uruguay. Uruguay is a beautiful country that offers much more than the general public would be aware of. Give it a try.

Experience

I lived in Uruguay for two years. While there I learned Spanish, which I speak and write fluently. I also learned about one of the most beautiful cultures in South America that comes from a rich Spanish heritage mixed with a lot of Italian and Spaniards and a little bit of German. I travel to South America quite often and have dealt with almost all aspects of life from business to travel to religion to conversing with the shoe shine boys.

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BSBA - Business Administration from the University of Pheonix
Juris Doctorate - South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas.
Fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese

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