Shipping to Ecuador
Customs House Brokerage
Local contact options
Maersk Ecuador has partnered with top customs agents in the country according to agility on custom process, good Agent Profile, and experience in local custom processes and regulations. We cover all custom districts in Ecuador, including ports and International Airports; for imports and exports.
Please contact your Customer Service representative to include one of our Customs House Brokerage products in your supply chain. You may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Export Customs Clearance||Special Regimes|
|Standard full export customs clearance process:
||Import / Export processes|
Additional Custom House Brokerage services
|Inspection||Importer / Ex-porter Registra-tion||Inhouse|
|Inspection is needed for certain products, such as per-ishables. It is done with customs authorities and regula-tory entities.||Customs and legal advising / consulting for Import-er/exporter registration at ECUAPASS||Provide competent and complete in-house customs brokerage. Our knowledgeable customs clearance ex-perts take care of documentation and enable timely and reliable movement goods through the customs pro-cess.|
|Custom Inspection / Examination
Inspection with regulatory entities
Mandatory Documents for Exports:
- Commercial Invoice (authorized by SRI)
- Shipping Documents
- Bill of Lading
- Original Licenses and Certificates for restricted goods, if required
Q: What is the Pricing / Cost of these services?
A: Pricing is dependent on the service package you choose, and we . Please contact our office to discuss which option is right for you.
Q: What can hold up my Customs Clearance?
A: A non-compliance with the documentation, or any observation from Custom Supervisor.
Q: What is a DAI?
A: It stands for Declaración Aduanera de Importación, and it means Customs Declaration.
Q: What is ECUAPASS?
A: It’s the National electronic system for Ecuadorian Customs.
Q: What are the types of customs modalities in Ecuador?
A: a) Advanced Dispatch: Process is done previous to the arrival
b) Regular Dispatch: Within the 15 calendar days starting the day after the end of the discharge.
Q: How will I know when my shipment has cleared customs?
A: Our Customer Service team will be in charge of status
Q: Who can I contact regarding my Customs Clearance?
A: Please contact your Customer Service agent, which will coordinate with our Delivery Team.
Abbreviations & Explanations
CHB = Customs House Brokerage
VAT = Value Added Tax
HTS = Harmonized Tariff Schedule
OEA = Authorized Economic Operator
POA = Power of Attorney
NTR = Non-Tariff Regulations
COVE = Proof of Value
VUCEM = Electronic window
Cut Off & Services
Demurrage and Detention
|Tipo de Contenedor||Garantía|
|Contenedor carga seca||20' USD 1,000|
|Contenedor carga seca||40' USD 2,000|
|Contenedor carga Refrigerada||20' USD 4,000|
|Contenedor carga Refrigerada||40' USD 4,000|
|Contenedor carga NOR||40' USD 4,000|
Detention – Export (effective from Jan 1st 2017)
|1 to 7||8 to 14||15 or more|
|Dry/ NOR||20'||Free||USD 40||USD 70|
|Dry/ NOR||40'||Free||USD 70||USD 100|
|Special||40'||Free||USD 70||USD 100|
|1 to 7||8to 15||16 or more|
|Reefer||40'||Free||USD 100||USD 150|
For general routing guidelines please contact email@example.com
Dangerous cargo, please contact to firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum payload per container should be verified in each equipment prior stuffing.
OOG, B/B and IMO cargo, subject to standard Maersk approval procedures.
Shipping instructions are received in maersk.com
Cut offs to enter full containers into port are subject to change depending of the time the vessel arrives to port.
Cargo entered after cut offs will not be consider for Exception loadings. shipper will have to pay the terminal Contecon or Naportec, rolling, connection, storage, handling, etc.) in order for the cargo to be consider in the next available vessel
Containers are subject to random antinarcotics inspections
Bill of lading clause/documentation
The shipper must be Ecuadorian and the info on BL must be complete, including the TAX ID, called RUC. Weight on Bill of Lading must be stated in KILOS and not pounds
DAE (Documento Aduanero de Exportacion) is mandatory in cargo description
No acceptance of condition LCL.
Multiple shippers and/or consignees for one container is not acceptable.
Special Customs requirement
All cargo EX Ecuador must meet all local customs requirements before loading
Electronic information is submitted to Local Customs systems, 12 hours prior vessel departure. Any change to Bill of lading after this time should be notified to Export Customer Service, otherwise a custom fine will be charged in order to update the information in the Customs System.
Leather, articles of leather