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Bilateral relations

Bilateral Relations Uruguay – Lebanon

The bilateral relations situation between both countries can be described as very good. There is no political contentious or any other of any type that may overshadow these relations;

Below, the current situation is analyzed, by subject:
 

A) Political Affairs

The Embassy holds a strong presence in all political forums and in all instances that take place in Lebanon, therefore it allows this Diplomatic Mission to be informed of any evolution related to the political developments in Lebanon and in the region of the Middle East and then informs its Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

For this purpose the Embassy attends the frequent meetings of the Latin American and the Caribbean Group (GRULAC) of Beirut, which are considered a contributing element to this need for information;

Both countries profess respect for the principles of defense of peace, peaceful solution of disputes, the exercise of democracy, human rights and freedom;

● As to the index of coincidences, it should be noted that Uruguay and Lebanon support highly each other in favor of the United Nations' resolutions;
 

B) Economic – Commercial  Affairs, and Investment


Lebanon applies at the present the following tariffs on imports of some products that Uruguay exports, such as:

- Live bovine animals (0% + VAT)

- Wines (70% the liter + 10% VAT + 200 L.L. for each liter); sparkling wine (15% the liter + 10% VAT + 200 L.L. for each liter)

- Honey (35% + MIN NET/Kg 8000 L.L.)

- Meat

Meat of bovine animals, fresh of chilled.

Carcasses and half carcasses (5%)

Other cuts with bones in (5%)

Boneless (0%)

Meat of bovine animals, frozen.

Carcasses and half carcasses (5%)

Other cuts with bones in (5%)

Boneless (0%)

Meat of sheep or goats, fresh chilled or frozen.

Carcasses and half carcasses of lamb, fresh or chilled (5%)

Other meat of sheep, fresh or chilled (5%)

Carcasses and half carcasses (5%)

Other cuts with bones in (5%)

Boneless (5%)

Other meat of sheep, frozen:

Carcasses and half carcasses (5%)

Other cuts with bones in (5%)

Boneless (5%)

 

- Milk in liquid form (70% per liter + 700 L.L. for each liter + tax of 25 L.L. per liter)

- Milk in powder (5%)

 

- Cheese processed (5%)

- Cheese grated (5%)

- Cheese in powder (5%)

- Other cheeses (35%)

 

- Rice (5%)

 

- Rice oil (15%)

 

- Fish (5%)

 

- Mate (0% + 10% VAT)

 

- Mineral water and aerated water (25% for each liter + tax of 25 L.L. per liter + 10% VAT)

 

- Cold meat preparations (5% + 10% VAT)



* SANITARY CERTIFICATES:

In September and November 2007, Uruguay and Lebanon agreed on the certificates that enable the importation of livestock from Uruguay, as well as fresh and frozen meat.

 

YEAR 2013

 

 IMPORTS OF LEBANON FROM URUGUAY (CIF)

 

 PRINCIPAL PRODUCTS  BY SUB HEADING

 

Sub Heading

Description

Total thousands of U$S

02.06.22

Livers

10

04.05.10

Butter

625

05.04.00

Guts, bladders and stomachs of animals (other tan fish), whole and pieces thereof, fresh, chilled, frozen, salted, in brine, dried or smoke,

145

08.05.20

Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids

1

08.10.20

Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries and loganberries.

1

08.10.40

Cranberries, bilberries and other fruits of the genus Vaccinium.

2

10.06.30

Rice semi-milled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed.

215

10.08.29

Buckwheat, millet and canary seed, other cereals. Other.

1

15.02.10

Tallow.

160

16.04.31

Caviar.

2

28.33.29

Sulphates; alums; peroxosulphates (persulphates). Others

 

21

61.06.90

Women’s or girls blouses, shirts and shir-blouses knitted or crochetted. Of other textile materials.

1

61.10.11

Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waist-coats and similar articles, knitted or crocheted. Of wool.

9

61.10.30

Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waist-coats and similar articles, knitted or crochetted. Of man-made fibres.

1

98.01.00

Used furniture and household appliances and personal effects, furniture and household appliances coming from inheritance.

11


 

TOTAL 2013 UNTIL 31/12/13: U$S 1:201

  

 

EXPORTS FROM LEBANON TO URUGUAY (FOB)

 

PRODUCTS BY SUB HEADING

 

Sub Heading

Description

Total thousands of U$S

04.06.30

Processed cheese, not grated or powdered.

3

07.11.90

Other vegetables, mixtures of vegetables.

2

07.13.40

Lentils.

1

07.13.50

Broad beans (vicia faba ver major) and horse beans (vicia faba var equina. Vicia faba var minor).

1

09.01.90

Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins, coffee substitutes containing coffe in any proportion. Others.

6

09.02.10

Green tea (not fermented), in immediate packings of a content not exceeding 3 kg.

6

09.02.20

Green tea (not fermented), in immediate packings of a content not exceeding 3 kg. Other green tea (not fermented)

1

09.02.30

Black tea (fermented) and partly fermented tea, in immediate packings of a content not exceeding 3 kg.

7

09.10.91

Mixtures referred to in Note 1 (b) to this Chapter (322)

1

15.12.19

Sunflower-seed, safflower or cotton-seed oil and fractions thereof; whether or not refined, but not chemically modified. Others.

3

16.02.39

Other prepared or preserved meat, meat offal or blood. Other

13

16.04.13

Sardines, sardinella and brisling or sprats

1

17.04.90

Sugar confectionery (including while chocolate),not containing cocoa. Others.

4

18.06.10

Cocoa powder, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.

1

19.05.31

Sweet biscuits

1

20.01.90

Vegetables, fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, prepared of preserved by vinegar or acetic acid. Other.

4

20.05.59

Other vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise tan by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen, other tan products of heading No. 20.06. Other

10

20.05.99

Other vegetables and mixtures of vegetables.

4

20.07.99

Jams, fruit jellies, mamalades, fruit or nut purée and fruit or nut pastes, obtained by cooking, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter. Others.

1

20.08.19

Fruit, nuts and other edible parts, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit not elsewhere specified or included. Other including mixtures.

7

20.09.11

Fruit juices (incluiding grape must) and vegetable juices, unfermented and not containing added spirit, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter. Frozen.

1

20.09.90

Mixtures of juices.

1

21.03.90

Sauces and preparations. Therefor. Mixed condiments and mixed seasonings, mustard flour and meal and prepared mustard. Other.

4

21.04.10

Soups and broths and preparations. Thereof.

2

21.06.90

Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included. Other.

7

22.02.90

Wafers, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured and other non alcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of heading No. 20.09.

1

22.03.00

Beer made from malt.

3

24.01.10

Tobacco, not stemmed/stripped.

257

27.04.00

Coke and semi-coke of coal, of ligrille or of peat, whether or not agglomerated; retort carbón.

3

31.03.10

Superphosphates

2.550

34.05.40

Scouring pastes and powders and other scouring preparation.

1

39.23.29

Articles for the conveyance or packing of godos, of plastics, stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics. Of other plastics.

2

39.26.30

Fittings for furniture, coachwork of the like

1

46.02.90

Basketwork, wickerwork and other articles, made directly to shape from plaiting materials or made up from godos of heading No. 46.01, articles of loofah.

3

48.23.69

Other paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibres, cut to size or shape; other articles of paper pulp, paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres.

1

49.11.99

Other printed matter, including printed pictures and photographs. Other.

6

69.11.90

Tableware, kitchen ware. Other household articles and toilet articles, of porcelain or china. Other.

1

82.12.20

Safety razor blades, including razor blade blanks in strips.

2

91.09.90

Clock movements, complete and assembled.

1

94.03.89

Other furniture and parts thereof. Other.

5

96.14.00

Smoking pipes (including pipe bowls) and cigar or cigarette horders, and parts thereof.

22

98.01.00

Used furniture and household appliances and personal effects, furniture and household appliances coming from inheritance.

6

TOTAL 2013 UNTIL 31/12/13: U$S 2.961

 

C)  Conventions and treaties signed

• Agreements in vigor:


- Cultural Cooperation Agreement - signed in Montevideo, on May 31st, 1954;


- Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay and the Ministry of Economy and Trade of the Republic of Lebanon - signed in Beirut on December 16, 1999.


- Cultural Cooperation Agreement - signed in Beirut on December 17, 1999 and ratified on March 5, 2009;

 

- Agreement on Political Consultations and Interaction of their Diplomatic Services - signed in Beirut on February 11, 2010;

 

- Protocol of Parliamentary Cooperation between the Lebanese National Assembly and the Uruguayan Parliament - signed in Beirut on January 21, 2011;

 

- Cooperation Agreement between the Uruguayan Chamber of Businesswomen (CEMU) and the Association of Lebanese Businesswomen - signed in Beirut on September 15, 2011;

 

- Cooperation Agreement between the Union of Exporters of Uruguay and the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon - signed in Beirut on September 16, 2011;

 

- Memorandum of Understanding between the National Council of Scientific Research of Lebanon (CNRS) and the National Agency of Investigation and Innovation of Uruguay (ANII) - signed in Beirut on September 16, 2011.

 

-  On the 28/9/12 in Darbeshtar and on the 4/10/12 in Pando, a brotherhood Agreement was signed between both cities, united through the emigration of many families who left from the North of Lebanon, heading to Uruguay

 

- On the 11th of October 2012, an Agreement was signed between the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) and the University of the Republic of Uruguay (UDELAR). Many projects are foreseen in this Agreement, for example, the exchange of Professors and students, exchange of communications and experiences, as well as studies of architectural projects between both Universities, etc.

 

 

 


Embassy of Uruguay - Lebanon
2013