The National Institute for Logistics was created through a Law that was passed in late 2010, with the unanimous endorsement of all the political parties.
Some of the rationales claimed at Parliament for its creation included the need to “define a State Policy for the development of the logistics sector” and for a “quantitative leap through the creation of an institute that would address the issue with a long-term vision”.
Following a debate that had started in 2009 on the most suitable features for the agency that would be in charge of analyzing and co-coordinating efforts within the logistics sector, it was concluded that the best would be to create a public & private partnership through a council that would represent the activity. That gave rise to the creation of INALOG, as a legal non-governmental person qualified to act both at a national and international level.
With the inception of the Institute, the promotion of logistics-related activities was declared of national interest; the scope to be applied was broad, so as to encompass both domestic logistics and that associated to foreign trade.
The National Institute for Logistics has been entrusted with a number of tasks, including, although not limited to:
A) Promoting the professionalization and efficiency of the logistics sector, aimed at positioning Uruguay as a regional distribution center.
B) Promoting the development of logistics through research, outreach and dissemination activities.
C) Promoting the brand URUGUAY LOGÍSTICO as a quality hallmark of the national logistics industry.
D) Providing advice to the Executive Power.
E) Developing and providing information and support services to the local and international logistics agents.
F) Identifying the training needs of the agents related to the sector.
G) Conducting any further activity conducive to the achievement of the goals entrusted.