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Country Conditions for Mailing — Ecuador

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

All maps showing the territory of Ecuador with incorrect boundaries.

Bits and mouthpieces made of copper or any alloy containing copper.

Coins, banknotes, currency notes.

Feeding bottles with rubber or glass tube.

Leaf or manufactured tobacco and cigarette paper except with the authorization of the Government.

Leather shoes in general; cloth and rubber shoes.

Mobile telephones.

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Perishable noninfectious biological substances.

Pharmaceutical products and compound medicines whose formula is not known.

Preparations for erasing ink and handwriting.

Roulette games, gambling paraphernalia, labels, imprints.

So-called “Panama” and “Mocora” hats and the straw used for making them.

Uncanceled postage stamps in ordinary mail.

Unrefined salt.

Weapons, sticks, fans, and other objects containing hidden razors, daggers, or firearms.

Restrictions  

Any item containing vegetable components in any form whatsoever must be accompanied by a health certificate as prescribed by the internal legislation of Ecuador.

Mailable perfume and creams (i.e., non-flammable and non-alcohol based) are limited to a maximum of three units. Each unit cannot exceed 3 ounces per package. Packages containing over three units will be deemed to be for commercial purposes and must be accompanied by the appropriate license, with import duty charged regardless of value or weight.

Securities payable to bearer; manufactured and unmanufactured platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewels; jewelry; or other valuable articles may only be sent in Registered Mail.

Used clothing is prohibited unless items weighing no more than 44 pounds are declared as personal effects, and the sender and the addressee are the same person. All other used clothing items will be seized by Customs.

Used shoes and clothes may be sent, but only in parcels weighing no more than 4 kilos (approximately 8.9 pounds).

Observations  

  1. Articles valued over 2,000 dollars require 5 copies of the Consular invoice, 3 copies must be countersigned and stamped by the Consul; for the other two copies only the consulate’s official stamp is required. All copies must bear the date of certification and the serial number of the consulate. In the absence of these invoices, shipments are subject to very high customs duty and consular and import duties.
  2. Regardless of mail class or contents, items containing goods require a commercial invoice.
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Global Express Guaranteed (210) Price Group 8

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 70 lbs.

 

General Conditions for Mailing  

See Publication 141, Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide, for information about areas served in the destination country, allowable contents, packaging and labeling requirements, tracking and tracing, service standards, and other conditions for mailing.

Size Limits (211.22)

The surface area of the address side of the item to be mailed must be large enough to completely contain the Global Express Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (shipping label), postage, endorsement, and any applicable markings. The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and 9.5 inches long.

Maximum length: 46 inches

Maximum width: 35 inches

Maximum height: 46 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches

Value Limit (212.1)

The maximum value of a GXG shipment to this country is $2,499 or a lesser amount if limited by content or value.

 

Insurance (212.5)

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$100

No Fee

For document reconstruction insurance or non-document insurance coverage above $800, add $1.00 per $100 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $2,499 per shipment.

200

$1.00

300

2.00

400

3.00

500

4.00

600

5.00

700

6.00

800

7.00

$2,499 max.

$24.00

 

Priority Mail Express
International (220) Price Group 9

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

 

Priority Mail Express International  Flat Rate Envelopes and Flat Rate Boxes

Size Limits (221.52)

Maximum length: 36 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

Insurance (222.8)

Available for Priority Mail Express International merchandise shipments only

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$200

No Fee

For insurance coverage above $2,000, add $1.50 for each $500 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $5,000 per shipment.

500

$2.35

1,000

3.85

1,500

5.35

2,000

6.85

$5,000 max.

$15.85

Customs Forms Required (123)

Articles Admitted

Required Customs
Form/Endorsement

Correspondence and business papers.

PS Form 2976. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.

Merchandise samples without commercial value.

PS Form 2976.

Merchandise and all articles subject to customs duty.

PS Form 2976-A inside PS Form 2976-E (envelope).

Note: For mailers completing PS Form 2976-B or an online combined shipping label and customs form that electronically transmits customs-related data, no additional customs form is required (see 222.5).

Note:  

Coins; banknotes; currency notes, including paper money; securities of any kind payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; watches; and other valuable articles are prohibited in Priority Mail Express International shipments to Ecuador.

Reciprocal Service Name: EMS-Ecuapost

Country Code: EC

Areas Served:  

Priority Mail Express International is available only to the following locations:

 

Ambato

Cuenca

Guayaquil

Loja

Quito

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 9

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

Note: Ordinary Priority Mail International includes indemnity at no cost based on weight. (See 230.)

 

Priority Mail International  Flat Rate

Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes: The maximum weight is 4 pounds. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Flat Rate Boxes — Medium and Large: The maximum weight is 20 pounds, or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

 

Size Limits (231.22)

Maximum length: 42 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

Insurance (232.92)

NOT Available

 

Customs Forms Required (123)

Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes:

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes:

PS Form 2976

Priority Mail International parcels:

PS Form 2976-A inside PS Form 2976-E (envelope)

 

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 9

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail price.

Weight Limit: 3.5 ozs. for letters and postcards;

4 lbs. for large envelopes (flats)

Size Limits  

Letters: See 241.212

Postcards: See 241.221

Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

 

 

First-Class Package International Service (250) Price Group 9

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 4 lbs.

Size Limits  

Packages (Small Packets): See 251.22 and 251.23.

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976

 

 

Airmail M-bags (260) —

Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 9

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail price.

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976

 

Free Matter for the Blind (270)

Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes, or Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. Weight limit: 4 pounds.

Free when sent as Priority Mail International. Weight limit: 15 pounds.

Customs Form Required (123)

First-Class Mail International items, First-Class Package International Service items, Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes, and Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes:

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

Priority Mail International parcels:

PS Form 2976-A inside PS Form 2976-E (envelope)

 

 

Extra Services  

Certificate of Mailing (313)

 

Individual Pieces Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price:

Individual article (PS Form 3817).

Firm mailing books (PS Form 3877), per article listed (minimum 3).

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3817 or PS Form 3877 (per page).

Bulk Quantities Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price:

First 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof).

Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof).

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606.

 

Registered Mail (330)

 

Fee: Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price.

Maximum Indemnity: $45.59

Available only for First-Class Mail International, including postcards, First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes, Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes, and Free Matter for the Blind.

 

Return Receipt (340)

 

Fee: Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price.

Available for Registered Mail only.

 

Restricted Delivery (350)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

International Postal Money Order (371)

Use MO Form MP1

Maximum Amount Available: $700 Fee: $4.50

Money Order Inquiry: Fee: $5.75

 

International Reply Coupons (381)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

International Business Reply Service (382)

Fee: Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price:

Envelopes up to 2 ounces.

Cards.