Shipping in Ecuador
Procedure / Requirements
- For general routing guidelines, please contact email@example.com.
- Documentation Requirements:
- Original Bill of Lading (B/L) is necessary to release cargo from customs authorities. If B/L is printed at origin, shipper must send to consignee at least one (1) original B/L in order to release import cargo. No express release accepted.
- Any change to Bill of lading after Vessel has arrived to Guayaquil, must be notified and approved by Imports Customer Service.
- Consignee information must be complete, including the TAX ID, called RUC in Ecuador.
- If the physical bill of lading has no CARRIER SEAL and it shows ML-NONE, local customs will open and inspect the container charging a customs fine. Therefore, the CARRIER SEAL is mandatory and the SHIPPER SEAL is optional.
- Electronic information is submitted to local customs systems 72 hours before vessel arrival. Any change to Bill of lading after this time, should be notified to Customer Service (firstname.lastname@example.org) and pay a fine of USD 290 in order to update the information in the Customs System.
- Weight must be in kilos and measurement in cubic meters (CBM).
- Used cars are not accepted, unless part of household goods shipment, in accordance to customs regulations.
- Used clothes are not accepted.
- No partial imports accepted, No short shipments, No manual splits are allowed.
- Seaway bills are NOT accepted
- No acceptance for 45' containers.
- OOG, B/B and IMO cargo subject to standard Maersk Line Approval procedures and local customs regulations. Please contact email@example.com any inquiries.
Demurrage / Detention / Free time
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