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Doing Business in Venezuela

• How to Export/Import

• How to Invest

   Exports/Imports to Venezuela

• Procedure

• Customs Regime (SENIAT)

• Agencies

• Trade and Industry Associations

• Binational Chambers of Commerce

• Trade Agreements (Commercial and Integration Agreements)

• Venezuela's Export Directory

• VenExport Venezuelan Industry Directory

• Financing Imports from Venezuela


The Ministry of Production and Commerce requires no permits or initial procedures for foreign investors to enter the export-import business. Once companies comply with the requirements of a mercantile character necessary to operate in the country, if they wish to export, they must present the following documents:

• Customs Declaration of Exportation Manifest (registered in the Ministry of Finance)

• Transportation Document

• Definitive Commercial Invoice

According to the type of export, the features of the product and the conditions of the destination market, the following additional requirements may be necessary:

• Export License (Joint Resolution of the Ministries of Finance, Development
   and Agriculture and Livestock - Center for Direct Attention to the Exporter).

• Sanitary Certificate (Registration by the Health Ministry).

• Phytosanitary Certificate (Agriculture and livestock Ministry, and Vegetal Sanitation
   Offices of ports and airports, with 72 hours of anticipation).

• Zoosanitary Certificate (Processed at the Center for Direct Attention to the

• Exporter Registry: Not mandatory for exporting, but with the companies' registration
  the MPC shall update its Directory of Venezuelan Exporters with information about
  the companies that export non-traditional products. (Center for Direct Attention to
  the Exporter).


Ministry of Production and Trade - MPC / Ministerio de la Producción y el Comercio
The Ministry of Production and Trade (MPC) answers questions regarding trade and import regulations as well as export, and Publishes The Venezuelan Exporters Directory.

Department: Center for Direct Attention to the Exporter (Centro Atencion Directa al Exportador-CADEX) Commercial Promoters (Promotores de Comercio).

Address: Avenida Libertador, Centro Comercial Los Cedros, PB, Local 9, La Florida, Caracas

Phone numbers:(58-212) 531-0009 / 0016 / 0017 / 0035 / 0039 / 0026

Fax number:(58-212) 71-54-60

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

SENIAT (Venezuelan IRS)
Customs Management Office

Phone: (58-212) 7092702 / 2600 / 2607 / 2516

Fax: (58-212) 7092715 / 2719

Web Page:

Financing Imports from Venezuela

If your company plans to import Venezuelan non-oil related goods of services regularly or for a specific project or investment you can obtain financing from BANCOEX. BANCOEX is a Venezuelan financial institution aimed at fostering Venezuelan exports. In addition to financing, BANCOEX can provide you with necessary assistance to contact Venezuelan exporters.

Visit the BANCOEX WEB site or send an e-mail to to learn more about their services or gather information on Venezuelan companies and products.
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