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Ecuador Importer of Record and IT Shipping

Ecuador Importer of Record does not require special telecommunications permits but can be subject to high taxation and limited air freight.

Ecuador Importer of Record at a Glance:

Importer of Record

  • Ecuador does not require any specific telecommunications permits, unlike other countries in the region
  • You will need to ensure you have proper valuations for your equipment and obtain data sheets from the OEM

IT Shipping & Logistics

  • Securing wide-body air freight to Ecuador can be difficult and can take several weeks

Importer of Record and Pre-Shipment Documentation 

Pre-shipment Documentation

Unlike other countries in Latin America, Ecuador does not have any special documentation requirements for telecommunications equipment. However, Ecuador is strict about fair valuations for items being imported. You will also need to provide customs with data sheets and commodity codes. Data sheets are requested directly from OEMs. If you do not have the data sheets available, FGX can help you obtain them.


Taxes can be one of the most expensive components of executing a shipment to Latin America in general, and Ecuador is no different. Taxes, customs fees, etc. can total up to 50% of the shipment value. Having a knowledgeable Importer of Record provider and logistics provider can help ensure that there are no unexpected costs.

IT Shipping & Logistics

Securing air freight to Ecuador can be difficult. Wide-bodied air freight that can carry palletized hardware and larger cargo is scarce and may take upwards of a week to secure, not including shipping time. Last-mile delivery, especially outside of metropolitan areas, will require at least 3 days.

FGX manages all of our client’s shipments door-to-door (or door-to-datacenter). This case study showcases how we navigated IT logistics and importation into Ecuador at the time that it was written. Regulations and challenges are constantly changing and exact shipping requirements may have changed. To learn more about FGX and how our global shipping platform can help your company, reach out here.