Update on Foreigners Bringing Household Goods

Our lawyers have reviewed the recent resolution respecting the rights of foreigners moving to Ecuador and who wish to ship their household goods to their new home. Those who come to stay in Ecuador may bring their household goods.  We include below a full English-language version of this key revision.

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Foreings Household Goods
Bulletin No: 116-2018 ǀ valid > 26569
Office – IMPORTS
Validity: June 13, 2018 ǀ Published: June 13, 2018
Issued by: Direccion de Mejora Continua y Normativa (Continuous Improvement and Regulations Directorate)

Article 125, literal b) of the Organic Code of Production, Trade and Investment, establishes the exemption of taxes on household goods and work equipment, except fees for customs services.

Article 212 of the Regulation on the Title of Customs Trade Facilitation of Book V of the COPCI, provides: “Houseware and Tools or Work Equipment. – Household goods and tools or work equipment shall be considered as property belonging to the people who enter the country with the intention of living in it, according to the quantities, terms, limits and conditions established by the Executive Decree and other applicable rules that on this matter are expressly addressed. These goods will enter the country, imported for consumption and exempt from payment of all taxes on overseas commerce, in accordance with subparagraph b) of Article 125 of the Organic Code of Production, Trade and Investment. “

Resolution No. SENAE-SENAE-2013-030-RE provides household goods for foreigners, with the exception of vehicle imports.

Considering that the exemption of taxes on foreign trade in the importation of household goods and work equipment referred in the COPCI and its Regulations does not exclude foreigners, for such cases the provisions of Resolution No. SENAE-DGN will continue to be applied. -2013-0030-RE

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