ECUADOR  (EC)

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Recipient is responsible for duties and taxes that are assessed by the country.

PRICE GROUP: 8

P.O. BOX ADDRESSES:
Accepted: Apartado Aereo, Apartado Postal, Casilla De Correos or Casilla Postal in the recipient address indicates a P. O. Box Address and it is undeliverable without a recipient telephone number.

DIMENSION NOTE:
Maximum Size: Total length and girth not to exceed 108 inches.
Individual dimensions not to exceed:
    Length - 46 Inches
    Width - 35 Inches
    Height - 46 Inches
Minimum Size: An envelope or package must be large enough to completely contain the Global Express Guaranteed Air Waybill (Shipping Label), postage, endorsement, and any applicable markings. The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and 9.5 inches long.

WEIGHT NOTE:
Total Not To Exceed 70 Lbs

VALUE LIMITS:
$2499.00

GIFT SHIPMENTS:
Acceptable: Duties/Taxes will be assessed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Shipments that are dutiable and fall under the clearance Category C require additional data elements be provided on the Air Waybill (Shipping Label) and/or Commercial Invoice. These elements are: The purpose for the importation of the shipment; for resale, not for resale, for repair and return, personal use, Gift, etc. and whether the goods contained in the shipment will be paid for in Ecuador or abroad.
Proforma Invoices are not accepted into Ecuador.
The Recipient's Registro Unico de Contribuyente (similar to to Tax ID number)for a business or Numero de Cedula (similiar to Social Security number) for individuals is required for all dutiable shipments. Shipments that arrived without the Registro Unico de Contribuyente /Numero de Cedula cannot be cleared.
Electronic, fax transmissions or photocopies of Commercial Invoice MUST be on company letterhead and signed if shipped by a company . "Value for custom purposes only" is not accepted. Duties and taxes, customs, warehouse or broker fees may apply.
All dutiable shipments must contain the following information on the Commerical Invoice: The purpose for the importation of the shipment; for resale, not for resale, for repair and return, personal use, Gift, etc. Whether the goods contained in the shipment will be paid for in Ecuador or abroad is also required.
Any missing or incorrect information required for Customs clearance not provided within 24 hours of the time of inspection is subject to Customs fines/penalties. If no information is provided within 10 days, additional Customs fines/penalties may be applied and shipment will fall under a Tacit Abandonment requiring the shipment to be returned only after payment of all Customs fines/penalties.
Shipments with a declared value over $2,000 US must be cleared by a Non-FedEx Broker selected by the recipient. Clearance delays may occur. This does not apply to books, computers, computer parts, medicines or surgical goods for personal use as certified by local Ministry of Health.
Cellular devices require an Import License from the Ministry of Telecommunication which must be obtained prior to shipment. Shipment of cellular devices without the appropriate license is prohibited.

COUNTRY SPECIFIC PROHIBITION
In addition to the standard GXG prohibited items, plus:
    Bearer Bonds
    Cars
    Liquor (a)
    Motorcycles
    Old Tires
    Cell Phones
    Used Merchandise
    TV Decoders
(a) Liquor even one bottle as sample is prohibited. Even if consignee has an Import License package cannot be declared and will be returned or left in legal abandon.
Trade Advertising Material, Commercial Catalogs, Posters, Brochures, Advertising Leaflets, Banners, Commercial Flyers, Pamphlets & Placards regardless to value, quantity or weight are prohibited. This applies to commercial, personal or gift and items purchased through the Internet. If these items are found, they will be seized by Customs and subject to potential fines/penalties.
Logs and timber products from Liberia such as woodchips, poles, posts, fence pickets, sheets, flooring, molding, pallets, tool handles, barrels, crates, tableware/kitchenware, shutters, blinds, cases/boxes/chests for jewelry and silverware, clothes hangers, clothespins, toothpicks, etc.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:
Jan 01-2014; Mar 03-2014, 04-2014; Apr 18-2014, 19-2014; May 01-2014, 24-2014; Oct 10-2014; Nov 02-2014; Dec 25-2014, 26-2014 and U.S. Holidays

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Use the matrix below to determine if a commercial invoice (PS Form 6182) is required and to determine document and non-document status for transit time calculation. If a commodity is not listed or if there is a doubt, complete a commercial invoice for the shipment.
    Advertising (Prohibited Item)
    Airline Ticket Issue (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    All Non-Documents and Non-Prohibited Items (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Annual Reports (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (235)
    Appliances (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Artwork, Commercial (Prohibited Item)
    Artwork, Fine (Prohibited Item)
    Bio Products, Non-Hazardous (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (1,155)
    Blueprints (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (235)
    Books (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (235)
    Brochures (Prohibited Item)
    Business Cards (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Camera (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Checks Cashier (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Checks, Business (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Checks, Payroll (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Checks, Travellers (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Chemicals, Non-Hazardous (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (1,118,155)
    Compact Disc (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (292)
    Computer Printouts (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (235)
    Cosmetics, Non-Hazardous (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (1,155)
    Credit Cards (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Digital Video Disc (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (292)
    Documents (Shipment is considered a document) (235)
    Drawings (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (235)
    Drugs, Prescription (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (9,88,127,264)
    Film, Commercial (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (244)
    Food, Nonperishable (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (1,118,155,242)
    Greeting Cards (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Invitations (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Invoices (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (235)
    Journals (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Leather Goods (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (118)
    Liquor, Non-Hazardous (Prohibited Item)
    Magazines (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (235)
    Manuals (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Manuscripts (Shipment is considered a document) (235)
    Medical Equipment (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Medical Supplies (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Money Orders (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Musical Instruments (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Newspapers (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (235)
    Office Supplies (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (235)
    Parts, Aircraft (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (118)
    Parts, Computer (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Parts, Electronic (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (118)
    Parts, Machine (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (118)
    Personal Effects (Prohibited Item)
    Photographs (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (235)
    Slides (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (235)
    Software (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (118)
    Sports Equipment (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Tapes, Audio (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Tapes, Video (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (244)
    Textiles, Finished (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (105,164,251,930,932)
    Textiles, Unfinished (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (105,164,251,930,932)
    Toys (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Wireless Equipment (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (65)


CITIES SERVED Days
Doc
Days
Non-Doc
All Other Cities 07   07
Amaguana 04   04
Ambato 04   04
Azoguez 03   03
Babahoyo 04   04
Bahia De Caraquez 04   04
Baltra 07   07
Balzar 04   04
Banos 04   04
Baos 03   03
Cayambe 04   04
Coca 04   04
Conocoto 04   04
Cotacachi 04   04
Cuenca 03   03
Cumbaya 04   04
Daule 04   04
Duran 04   04
El Triunfo 04   04
Esmeraldas 04   04
Galapagos Island 07   07
Gualaceo 03   03
Guallabamba 04   04
Guayaquil 02   02
Ibarra 04   04
Lago Agrio 04   04
Latacunga 04   04
Loja 04   04
Macas 04   04
Machala 07   07
Manta 04   04
Milagro 04   04
Napo 04   04
Nobol 04   04
Otavalo 07   07
Pasaje 04   04
Pascuales 04   04
Paute 03   03
Pifo 04   04
Playas 04   04
Porto Viejo 04   04
Puembo 04   04
Quevedo 04   04
Quito 03   03
Riobamba 07   07
Salcedo 04   04
Salinas 04   04
San Antonio De Pichincha 04   04
San Cristobal 07   07
Sangolqui 04   04
Santa Cruz 07   07
Santo Domingo 04   04
Tena 04   04
Tulcan 07   07
Tumbaco 04   04
Turi 03   03
Valle Cumbaya 04   04
Valle De Los Chillos 04   04
Villamil 04   04
Yaguachi 04   04

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