Customs sets limits for importing household goods
Migrants who wish to return to Ecuador and bring their household goods will have new rules. Thus, the National Customs Service (Senae) set limits for eligibility to join the scheme and those who do not apply to the benefit of tax exemptions.
The new measures are to be determined by customs officials, who base their conditions in a table of taxes for household goods. Those that do not fulfill these conditions will be prevented from implementing the scheme.
Examples highlight that they have been from one to five years abroad and recorded up to 60 calendar days spent in Ecuador in the last year may qualify for tax exemptions for household goods, explained the officials of Senae. If the migrant was one to five years abroad, he would have up to 90 days to stay in Ecuador, they can bring their household, but will not receive exemptions on taxes. Their benefit would be that documentation must be submitted because they require a common import.
Senae officials indicated that the previous rule did not specify how long after leaving the country could they bring back their household goods without tax exemption. However, the new law includes a benefit not stipulated above for family members.