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March 20, 2020

Uruguay allows free trade zone workers to work remotely in light of COVID-19

Companies operating within free trade zones may have their workers work remotely without losing the tax and customs benefits under the free trade zone regime.

The Uruguayan Director of Free Trade Zone Area issued a resolution to allow free trade zone (FTZ) workers to work remotely to stem the spread of COVID-19. FTZ workers are allowed to work remotely from March 16, 2020 to March 30, 2020.

Usually, companies located in FTZs must undertake all of their activities within the FTZ to access the tax and customs benefits granted under the FTZ regime. Under the resolution, companies may have their workers work remotely without losing those benefits.


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EY Uruguay
   • Martha Roca (
   • María Inés Eibe (
Latin American Business Center, New York
   • Ana Mingramm (
   • Pablo Wejcman (
   • Enrique Perez Grovas (

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