Parcel delivery to Ecuador
The Republic of Ecuador is a South American nation that lays on the western coast within the equator. Ecuador also includes the Galapagos Islands. There are over 15 million people living in Ecuador that speak mostly Spanish. The largest city in Ecuador is Guayaquil. But the most economically important port is Manta. Equador has one of the fastest growing economies in South America. The largest exports by far are petroleum and bananas. The transportaion infastructure has undergone major improvements in recent years.
Customs for parcel shipping to Ecuador
Shipments valued at over $2,000 USD or weighing over 50 kilograms must be cleared by a third party broker. If a shipper imports multiple shipments that have a combined value of over $2,000 or 50 kilograms, they will still be subject to formal clearance procedures. In fact shipments of this nature that are not consolidated are penalized with a fine according to carrier laws. If the duties and taxes have not been paid within two days of
inspection the courier is liable for late payment fees and they will release the shipment to Equadorian authorities.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Ecuador
It is prohibited to import the following items into Ecuador: bearer bonds, cars and motorcycles, cell phones, developed film, liquor, used tires, personal effects, used merchandise, powdered substances, timber products from Liberia, pornography, illicit narcotics, guns and explosives, foodstuffs, live plants, and cash letters.
It is prohibited to send liquor in a private shipment, even in small amounts. If liquor is discovered it will be returned or left indefinitely in legal abandon. Customs will also return any private shipments of cellular telephones.
Parcel documents delivering to Ecuador
A standard declaration is recommended for those who wish to receive preferential treatment towards taxes and duties. The declaration includes a commercial and a certificate of origin. This declaration must be stamped by customs of the export country. If the cosignee fails to pay duties and taxes within 2 days then the courier is liable for a late payment fee. After 15 days a letter can be issued to the district manager requesting the release of the shipment.