It is not required for all, however shipments can be held by local authority in United Arab Emirates after screening due to lack of MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or NON DG (Dangerous Goods) declaration letter from the shipper resulting to misconnections and impacting end-to-end service.
It would be advisable for all shipments originating, transiting and terminating for UAE to have MSDS or NON DG declaration from shipper enclosed in the shipment and copies to be uploaded in IDIS.
Computer parts are exempt from this classification change.
Multiple shipments arriving on the same day for the same consignee from the same shipper with a value and weight of less than $2,000 and weighing less than 50 Kg individually, but in total exceeding $2,000 in value or 50 Kg in weight will be consolidated into one formal entry which will accordingly result in additional time for the clearance process and also additional cost such as; brokerage clearance, warehousing, handling and other costs.
If these shipments are not consolidated, they are considered as divided or fractioned shipments which are penalized by carrier laws.
If within two days of the inspection (clearance) the consignee does not pay the duties and taxes, we as a courier are liable for a late payment fee of US $146.00. After 15 days of shipment arrival the consignee has not paid the duties and taxes, we have to issue a letter to the district manager requesting the release of the shipment and if he/she authorizes it, we have to pay US $146.00 for each shipment.
In case the importer cannot provide this information, Ecuador customs will be charging a tax of 1% over the CIF value of the import, in addition to the duties and taxes of the shipment. If we have this information subsequently these charges will be avoided from their final liquidation, however a delay will result due to not having the information beforehand.
Tax ID is mandatory for all Non-Document import shipments. The Customs Authority will not clear volume that does not include this tax ID information.
This information must be clearly stated on the manifest and invoices.
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Ecuador. If you plan to ship one of the commodities listed below, be sure to adhere to the following stipulations in order to avoid delays and holds at customs.
Samples up to 3 units can be sent without this proviso, providing the Invoive states that they are samples with no commercial value.
An Import License is required for commercial shipments of medicine. The Prescription has to accompany the package. However, it is not required to be on the outside of the package. It is acceptable to be included inside the package.
In the case when there is no commercial invoice included, Ecuadorian Customs will accept in its place, a declaration of value in origin subscribed by the consignee, which certifies that the merchandise is missing a commercial invoice. Invoice and description of goods must be accurate and complete. Please place an extra copy of the commercial invoice inside the shipment.
The invoice must say commercial invoice and under no circumstance can it state Proforma. It must be complete and accurate with a detailed description of items, commercial value and code number, especially the consignee's tax ID number.
Original invoices are required by law and prevent Customs delays. Invoices must be on company letterhead and not hand written. No other type of invoice will be accepted by Ecuadorian Customs.
The destination country or territory considers the following items document shipments. If criteria are listed, the shipment must meet those criteria to be considered a document shipment.
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Ecuador.
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.
Imports require an Original Commercial Invoice,Original Packing List and Original Transportation Documents.
Saturday Delivery Available: No
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This information must be correctly stated on the manifest and invoice explaining that the shipment is a temporary export.
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