PROHIBITED AND RESTRICED GOODS
Drugs, narcotics, food, pornographic material, live plants, firearms, ammunition, tires and Household Appliances (refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, etc) that operate with compressed gas containing CFC’s or with fluids type R-12 or R-502 are strictly prohibited. – Alcohol, cigarrettes are restricted.
New Customs Law issued by the Ecuadorian Congress, and published at the Official Register On May 3rd 2003, verification at origin for shipments whose value for customs is equal or greater than US$ 4000= is mandatory.
The issuance of a Marine or Air Transport Insurance for the international transportation leg of the shipment by Companies Established in Ecuador is being enforced in this law to determine the CIF value of the shipment and is one of the documents to be obtained in Ecuador to request the verification at origin.
Contact will be made with the Ecuadorian Insurance Company or broker to obtain the local Insurance Policy, costs to be informed and billed, including handling fees, to customer in Ecuador or Origin Agent, accordingly.