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Ecuador Establishes New Customs Oversight Fee

Ecuador has announced that a new customs oversight fee for importers entered into force on 13 November 2017, with the exception of the postal and courier regimes where it will be applied from 1 January 2018. The fee will be calculated by multiplying US$0.10 by a figure obtained by dividing the declared net weight per item in grams and a control unit in grams specified in the annex to Resolution SENAE-SENAE-2017-0001-RE.

The revenue collected through this new fee will ostensibly be used by Ecuadorian Customs to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations prior t0, during, and after the completion of the import process. Certain import transactions are exempt from the fee, including certain products for disabled persons, donations, personal effects of travellers, samples with no commercial value, re-importations of goods in the same condition, and temporary importations for further processing.

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