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Import/Export

Japan to Ecuador

Country Regulations Topics:

Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Ecuador.

Advertising literature is prohibited.
Advertising stickers are prohibited.
Agendas are prohibited.
Catalogs are prohibited.
Starting January 2017 EC Customs has notified that the importation of cellphones via a Courier or Express Delivery company is prohibited. Any shipment arriving with cellular phones will be seized and Customs will only allow shipments to be Returned to Shipper or Abandoned.
Imports of Clothing are restricted to one shipment a yesr,up to 20 Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalizacin Kgs and maximum value of $500 if INEN and MIPRO not obtained.

If the consignee has INEN (Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalizacion} and MIPRO ( Ministerio de Industria y Productividad) authorisation, shipments up to 50 Kgs and maximum value of $2,000 can be sent.

Electronic Cigarettes can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.

Imports require an Original Commercial Invoice,Original Packing List and Original Transportation Documents.

Imports of Food are restricted to a limit of 4 kgs in weight,3 items and value of 400 USD.
Marketing videos are prohibited.
Medications and goods for human consumption require authorization by the Ministry of Health and a certificate from SESA.
Imports of Decodificadres are restricted to a limit of 4 kgs in weight,3 items and value of 400 USD.
Notebooks are prohibited.
Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries
Imports of Used Clothes are restricted to a limit of 4 kgs in weight,3 items and value of 400 USD.

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