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April 30, 2020
Uruguay’s Executive Power issues decree authorizing tax-free importation of certain medical supplies
Uruguay’s Executive Power issued Decree No. 122/2020 authorizing the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Public Health to import reagents to carry out diagnoses, medical equipment or therapeutic devices without imposing taxes, once those supplies have been approved by the competent technical office of the Ministry of Public Health.
The decree also establishes that, when the Executive Power declares a national sanitary emergency, as is currently the case, the Ministry of Public Health may issue a provisional registration for those medical supplies that are manufactured, distributed and marketed in Uruguay. The Ministry of Public Health will determine the requirements that companies must meet to receive a provisional registration. The medical supplies must be registered for them to be sold in Uruguay.
For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:
Ernst & Young Uruguay, Montevideo
Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Latin American Business Center, New York
Ernst & Young LLP (United Kingdom), Latin American Business Center, London
Ernst & Young Tax Co., Latin America Tax Desk, Japan & Asia Pacific