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:
Spare part shipments containing more than 10 units for automobiles, ships, airplanes and the manufacturing industry regardless of value or weight will require formal entry. The same kind of additional information as Category C is required.
Spare parts for air, sea or land transportation industry are limited to 10 units regardless of weight or value.
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.
Proforma Invoices are not accepted into Ecuador.
Shipments containing liquids must be 5 liters (10.5 pints) or less.
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.
Finished Textiles and Shoes with a declared value over $2,000 US or weighing more than 20 kgs (44 lbs) require formal entry and are subject to clearance delays.
Sample shipments must be accompanied by a Commercial Invoice including the phrase "Sample Not For Sale". Samples must be mutilated so that it cannot be used and the quantity must be limited to no more than 3 units per item.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
Log and Timber products from Liberia (Wood-chips, poles, post, fence pickets, sheets, flooring, molding, pallet, 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; May 01-2014, 24-2014; Oct 10-2014; Nov 02-2014, 03-2014; 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 (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (235)
    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 (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (235)
    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 07   07
Ambato 07   07
Azoguez 04   04
Babahoyo 07   07
Bahia De Caraquez 07   07
Baltra 07   07
Balzar 07   07
Banos 07   07
Baos 04   04
Cayambe 07   07
Coca 07   07
Conocoto 07   07
Cotacachi 07   07
Cuenca 04   04
Cumbaya 07   07
Daule 07   07
Duran 07   07
El Triunfo 07   07
Esmeraldas 07   07
Galapagos Island 07   07
Gualaceo 04   04
Guallabamba 07   07
Guayaquil 03   03
Ibarra 07   07
Lago Agrio 07   07
Latacunga 07   07
Loja 07   07
Macas 07   07
Machala 07   07
Manta 07   07
Milagro 07   07
Napo 07   07
Nobol 07   07
Otavalo 07   07
Pasaje 07   07
Pascuales 07   07
Paute 04   04
Pifo 07   07
Playas 07   07
Porto Viejo 07   07
Puembo 07   07
Quevedo 07   07
Quito 04   04
Riobamba 07   07
Salcedo 07   07
Salinas 07   07
San Antonio De Pichincha 07   07
San Cristobal 07   07
Sangolqui 07   07
Santa Cruz 07   07
Santo Domingo 07   07
Tena 07   07
Tulcan 07   07
Tumbaco 07   07
Turi 04   04
Valle Cumbaya 07   07
Valle De Los Chillos 07   07
Villamil 07   07
Yaguachi 07   07

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