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Ecuador

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements

Prohibitions

The following items are prohibited from importation, meaning they won't be allowed to enter the destination country, territory or region.

To check which items are considered dangerous and prohibited for sending from Australia, download our dangerous goods guide (1.2MB).

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Absinthe
  • Animals and animal products
  • Asbestos
  • Antiques
  • Advertising containing reproductions of currency
  • Baby feeders with tubes
  • Copper
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. Mats
  • Erasers
  • Firearms
  • Fruit, seeds and grains
  • Gaming items
  • Immoral or obscene material
  • Ivory
  • Inorganic chemicals or organic compounds of precious metals
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Mineral fuels, oils and products of their distillation
  • Ordinary mail items containing pension cheques or credit cards issued by banks
  • Pornography
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry- offensive by nature
  • Pearls, natural or cultures
  • Perishable substances or foodstuffs
  • Pharmaceutical and medical products of unknown composition
  • Plants
  • Postage stamps
  • Straw hats
  • Tobacco
  • Vegetables
  • Works of art, collectors pieces and antiques
  • Wadding, felt and non-woven’s

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent via International Express.

Import restrictions

If an item is subject to import restrictions, it means that provisions must be met before it will be released from customs in the destination country, territory or region.

We recommend you confirm import restrictions with local authorities before posting:

  • Alcohols
  • Animals and animal products
  • Anti-parasite products for agricultural use
  • Bees
  • Cigarette papers
  • Chemicals, non-hazardous
  • Drugs; perscription, non perscriton and medicines
  • Foodstuffs
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Leeches
  • Narcotics
  • Plants and plant products
  • Personal effects
  • Seeds
  • Soil samples
  • Subs cont’g sodium/calc.cyclamate
  • Tea
  • Tobacco
  • War Material

Ecuador requires an import permit for all commercial goods. Ecuador confiscates commercial goods unless the addressee holds an import licence.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Okay to send? Send responsibly.

As the sender, it's your responsibility to make sure your items don't break any laws or rules – both within Australia and in the destination country.

Restrictions and conditions can change at short notice so the information on this page should be used as a guide only. For the latest information, you should check the UPU prohibitions & restrictions (PDF 7.2MB) or contact the destination country's customs, postal trade or government authority.

It's also your responsibility to check if the destination country imposes any duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees on the item you're sending. If you're unsure, please contact the consulate office of the destination country.

Special documentation

In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.

Ecuador Post no longer accept ordinary mail items containing pension cheques or credit cards issued by banks, since items of this kind can be received by persons other than the proper addressee. Such items should therefore be sent by registered mail or EMS. Otherwise, the designated operator of Ecuador declines all liability for the wrongful or illegal use of these enclosures.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the Australia Post Customer Contact Centre on 13 76 78.

Health Certificate

Articles containing vegetable components in any form require a Health Certificate.

Import Duty

Goods which are 4kg or less in weight or have declared value of up to US$400 do not pay custom tariffs. The merchandise can be new or used and should be for non-commercial use only for the person whom the package is addressed.

A tax of 0.5% on the (Cost, Insurance or Freight) value will be charged for the Fund for the Development of Children.

Delivery locations & exclusions

Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.

  • International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels deliver to the places shown
    • Alausi
    • Ambato
    • Azogues
    • Babahoyo
    • Bahia
    • Biblian
    • Calceta
    • Canar
    • Cayambe
    • Chone
    • Cuenca Centro
    • Esmeraldas
    • Galapagos
    • Gualaceo
    • Guaranda
    • Guayaquil Calle Loja
    • Guayaquil Guayaquil
    • Guayaquil Kennedy
    • Guayaquil Urdesa
    • Guayaquil (Aeropuerto) Aeropuerto
    • Guayaquil (Av 9 De Octubre) Av 9 De Oc
    • Guayaquil (Av. De Las Americas) Av De Las
    • Guayaquil (Av. Juan Tanca Marengo) Av Juan Ta
    • Guayaquil (Calle Junin) Calle Juni
    • Guayaquil (Calle Luis Urdaneta) Calle Luis
    • Guayaquil (Calle Luque) Calle Luqu
    • Guayaquil (Calle Mendiburo) Calle Mend
    • Guayaquil (Calle P Icaza) Calle P Ic
    • Guayaquil (Calle Padre Aguirre) Calle Padr
    • Guayaquil (Calle Primero De Mayo) Calle Prim
    • Guayaquil (Calle Roca) Calle Roca
    • Guayaquil (Calle Velez) Calle Vele
    • Guayaquil (Calle Victor Manuel Ren) Vm Rendon
    • Guayaquil (Centro Oeste) Centro Oes
    • Guayaquil (Malecon Simon Bolivar) Malecon Si
    • Guayaquil (Via A Daule) Via A Daul
    • Guayaquil (Zona Bancaria) Zona Banca
    • Guayquil Duran
    • Huaquillas
    • Ibarra
    • Jipijapa
    • Lasso
    • Latacunga
    • Libertad
    • Loja
    • Macas
    • Machala Machala
    • Manta Centro
    • Montecristi
    • Otavalo
    • Pasaje
    • Paute
    • Pinas
    • Portoviejo
    • Puerto Bolivar
    • Quevedo
    • Quito Quito
    • Riobamba
    • Salcedo
    • Salinas
    • San Vicente
    • Santa Elena
    • Santa Rosa
    • Santo Domingo
    • Tulcan
    • Zaruma

      International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Correos Del Ecuador website.