Country Conditions for Mailing — Ecuador
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.
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.
Weapons, sticks, fans, and other objects containing hidden razors, daggers, or firearms.
Any item containing vegetable components in any form whatsoever must be accompanied by a health certificate as prescribed by the internal legislation of Ecuador.
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 shoes and clothes may be sent, but only in parcels weighing no more than 4 kilos (approximately 8.9 pounds).
- 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.
- Regardless of mail class or contents, items containing goods require a commercial invoice.
Customs Forms Required (123)
First-Class Mail International items and Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes:
PS Form 2976 (see 123.61)
Priority Mail International parcels:
PS Form 2976-A inside 2976-E (envelope)
Global Express Guaranteed (210) Price Group 8
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.
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
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.
Express Mail International (220) Price Group 9
Express Mail International — Flat Rate
Available for Express Mail International merchandise shipments only
Correspondence and business papers.
PS Form 2976, Customs — CN 22 and Sender’s Declaration. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.
Merchandise samples without commercial value.
PS Form 2976, Customs — CN 22 and Sender’s Declaration.
Merchandise and all articles subject to customs duty.
PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72, inside a PS Form 2976-E, Customs Declaration Envelope CP 91.
Size Limits (221.42)
Maximum length: 36 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
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 Express Mail International shipments to Ecuador.
Reciprocal Service Name: EMS-Ecuapost
Country Code: EC
Express Mail International is available only to the following locations:
Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 9
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: $13.95
May contain items that may be sent as First-Class Mail International. The maximum weight is 4 lbs.
Flat Rate Boxes: Medium – $45.50; Large – $58.50
The maximum weight is 20 lbs. or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less.
Size Limits (231.22)
Maximum length: 42 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 9
Large Envelopes (Flats)
Packages (Small Packets)
Letters: See 241.212
Postcards: See 241.221
Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232
Packages (Small Packets): See 241.242 and 241.243
Airmail M-bags (260) —
Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 9
Matter for the Blind (270)
Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, including Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. Weight limit: 4 pounds.
Free when sent as Priority Mail International. Weight limit: 15 pounds.
Certificate of Mailing (313)
COD and Certified
NOT for International Mail
International Business Reply Service (382)
Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.45; Cards $0.95
International Postal Money Order (371)
Use MO Form MP1
Maximum Amount Available: $700 Fee: $4.25
Money Order Inquiry: Fee: $5.40
International Reply Coupons (381)
Registered Mail (330)
Maximum Indemnity: $46.04
Available for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards and Flat Rate Envelopes
and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes, and matter
for the blind or other physically handicapped
persons. Not applicable to M-bags.
Restricted Delivery (350)
Return Receipt (340)
Available for registered mail only.