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The diplomatic agents of Ecuador can introduce free of duty when returning to the country up to
400 kilograms of luggage.

The natural and manufactured products of Peru, when not prohibited, can be introduced by the dry
ports or overland. This exception will continue while the products of Ecuador have the same
rights. When the reciprocity ceases, the introduction from Peru to Ecuador will cease also, except
the salt introduced from Peru over the dry ports or overland, which will pay 1 cent per kilogram.
Articles for the use of foreign religious institutions, established by virtue of former contracts, may
enjoy this privilege.
The sacred vases and priests' vestments, which may be introduced directly for church service, previ
ously authorized by the Government or demanded by the bishop or his vicar-general, and accom
panied by the invoice and a copy of bill of lading.

The effects for the personal use of foreign ministers and diplomatic agents from foreign countries
accredited to the Government of Ecuador when there is reciprocity on the part of the nation they

The foreign diplomatic agents will present to the director of the custom-house or to the custom-beuse
guards, together with the passport, a list of the number of packages with marks and numbers, and in
case that their effects should not come with them they will manifest them to the minister of foreign
affairs, stating that the articles which they import are for their own personal use and consumption
that they may ask a corresponding order for the director of the custom-house.
The articles which may come for the account of the Government destined for public utility or adorn-
ment on the previous order of the minister of finance.

Advertisement of manufactures in paper, books, Masts for ships.

or cards.

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Machines and apparatus for drying cocoa.
Machines and machinery intended for the encour
agement of agriculture and manufactures.
Music, printed or lithographed.
Plants, live.

Flooring, of marble, stone, or glass.
Flour, for making vermicelli.

Gas retorts, earthen.

Globes, astronomical and geographical.

Railway material of every kind, and accessories
Saltpeter, raw, for fertilizing purposes.
Samples of merchandise, small wares of no value,



Iron, pig, plate, bar, rod, and T.
Lime, for masons.

Seeds for planting.

Sewing machines.

Silver ore and bars, when not prohibited.

Monuments or tombstones of over 1 meter (9.37
inches) in height.


Porcelain, ordinary, for table and other domestic



Printing presses and accessories.




Slate, roofing.

Sweet potatoes.
Tiles, roofing.

CLASS 4.-2 centavos per kilogram (2.2046 pounds).


Marble dust.

Mineral waters.

Type and printer's ink.
Vegetables, fresh.

Wood in beams and boards, although planed and
dovetailed, for the construction of houses.


Paper, white, printing, packing, and lining, for

Pipes and tubes, of earth, lead, iron, or porcelain.
Pumps, mechanical, water.
Screws, for steamboats.
Slates and slate pencils.
Steel, crude.

Staves, for hogsheads.
Tin, crude.

Tubes and pipes, of earth, lead, iron, or porcelain.
Wheat and wheat flour, for making vermicelli
Wheels, for carts, etc.

CLASS 5.-8 centavos per kilogram (2.2046 pounds).

Sheet iron, galvanized, for roofs, gutters, walls, Tin plates, not perforated.
and spouts.
Wire, barbed, and hooks, for fencing,

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Handles for tools.
Lasts, shoemakers'.
Machetes, other than those for clearing.
Memorial slabs.
Metals, manufactured, steel, iron, tin, bronze, cop-
per, lead, and zinc.


Machines for tinsmiths and carpenters, weighing

50 kilos (110 pounds) and over.

Marble in the rough.


Meats, salted.

Nuts (hazel).

Mortars, of marble or porcelain.


Oilcloth, wrapping.
Oil, for machines.
Pipes, smoking.
Pitch, liquid.

CLASS 7.-10 centavos per kilogram (2.2046 pounds).


Porcelain, ordinary, for domestic use.

Retorts, iron, for soda water.


Screws, for blacksmiths.

Skins of small cattle.

Soap, common.

Statues, more than 1 meter (39.37 inches) high.

Steel in bars.

Stone jars.

Stoves, cooking, iron.

Sugar, refuse.

Tacks, metal, not ornamental.


Tapioca and other stringed vegetables.


Tin, in sheets, not perforated, or in bars.

Wine, ordinary, red or white, and medicinal.
Wood, pieces, for packing boxes.

Paper, writing, and all other not elsewhere specified.

Pepper, black.



Pitchers, fine earthenware.

Polishing irons.


Salt, table.

Shoe pegs, of wood or metal.

Sirups, not for medicinal purposes.


Stearine, crnde.

Sugar, refined.

Tarred felt, for boats.


Thread, for sewing bags or sails.

Trunks (not used as wrappers), containing mer-
chandise, with pay according to the merchandise
which they contain.


Whetstones for razors.

Wine vinegar.
Wool, coarse.

CLASS 8.-15 centavos per kilogram (2.2046 pounds).


Tools for artisans, of steel, iron, brass, or wood.
Shears, for blacksmiths and tinsmiths.
Wines, fine sparkling champagnes excepted.
Zinc, manufactured or perforated sheets.

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Handkerchiefs, not containing silk or wool.

Hooks and eyes.
Ink, marking.

Kanangoo water.
Labels for bottles.

Beads of porcelain, metal, or brass.

Brushes, for the teeth and nails.


Buttons, of mother-of-pearl.

Cartridges for firearms, charged or empty, if not

Clothing, ready-made, such as shirts, collars,
cuffs, suits (excepting those having designs and
classified at 25 centavos per kilogram, and those
having silk linings, which are assessed 1.50
sucres per kilogram); woolen articles, having
designs thereon, such as underwear and woolen
articles in general, except ready-made cloth-
ing, which pays 1 sucre per kilogram.
Cutlery, scissors, penknives, razors, and cork-


Elastic, of wool or silk, for shoes.
Fulminating caps for fireams.
Hand organs.

India-rubber boots and shoes.
Handkerchiefs of cotton, linen, or wool.


Lithographed documents.
Looking glasses, galvanized.
Maps, geographical.


Mirrors with frames,

Molding, of wood, gilt or ungilt, in pieces or set up.
Musical instruments, less than one meter (39.57
inches) in height.

Ornamented shirts, drawers, stockings, etc., of
linen or cloth.

Paint brushes and pencils.

Adornments for dresses, not of silk.

Broidered strips of cotton or linen.
Clothing embroidered with trimmings of cotton,
linen, or wool.

Clothing, ready-made or sewed, of cotton, wool, or
linen, not lined with silk.
Coral, rough or worked.

Paraguay tea.

Pencils for writing and carpenters' pencils.

Picture frames.


Pipes and mouthpieces of wood or clay.
Preserves and food articles not otherwise speci-


Printed or lithographed documents.
Racks for paper and pens.

Rods of wood or iron.

Rules, carpenters'.
Sealing wax.

Shawls and thread of cotton not containing silk or


CLASS 10.-50 centavos per kilogram (2.2046 pounds).


Lace, braid, bead-fringes, of linen or wool, not con-
taining silk.

Music boxes.

Neckties of cotton.


Shoestrings of linen or cotton.

Sirups, medicinal.

Skins, prepared, for shoes or other purposes.
Spices, cloves, and odorous and sweet pepper.

Statues less than 1 meter (39.37 inches) high.
Tables for parlors, small, fancy.

Table oilcloths.


Thread for sewing or knitting, of cotton or linen.
Toys of all kinds, including dolls, toy carriages,
velocipedes for children, etc.


Visiting cards, plain or printed.
Water-colored drawings with frames.

Perfumery in general, oils, paints, cosmetics,

soaps, powder, smelling salts (except Florida
water, kanagwa etc., of the common class).
Personal articles, of wool, with designs, such as
underwear, stockings, laces, etc., and not con-
taining silk.

Saddlery, spurs, bits, etc.
Steel pens.

Tassels of cotton.


Traveling satchels..
Umbrellas, sunshades, and parasols, whole or in
parts, not containing silk.

Wires, covered, for artificial flowers and leaves.
Woolen thread for embroidering or knitting.

CLASS 11.-1 sucre per kilogram (2.2046 pounds).

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Bonnets, caps, and toques, trimmed.
Bullions, lamellas, and spangles.

Cigar holders or pipes (other than the common
kinds of clay or wood), and their cases, even
when imported separately.

Dresses of cotton, linen, or wool. with stripes, flowers, or embroidery of silk or metallic threads.


Dresses of cotton, linen, or wool, even without
stripes, etc., of silk or metallic threads, when
lined with silk.

Pocketbooks, fine.

Braces which contain silk.

Cigar cases, fine.

Crystal pitchers, jars, and flower vases, enameled

or gilt.

Figures for adorning parlors.

Gloves, fencing.

Ready made clothing, of wool, not silk lined.
Shoes of all sorts, except of india rubber.
Stereoscopes, magic lanterns and views.
Tobacco leaf.

CLASS 12.-1.50 sucres per kilogram (2.2046 pounds).

Flowers, artificial.

Hair, human, natural or false.

Hats, bonnets, etc., with ornaments, for ladies and

Feathers for hats.

Galloons or fringes other than gold or silver.
Ivory goods.

Silk, sewing or embroidering, on bobbins.
Strings for musical instruments, including wire
for piano strings.
Tortoise-shell articles.


Trimmings of cotton, wool, or linen,
Umbrellas, sunshades, and parasols, containing
silk, entire or in parts.

Walking sticks.

Watches not of gold or silver.
White-metal articles, and articles of other metals,
gilt or plated.

CLASS 13.-2 sucres per kilogram (2.2046 pounds).

Neckties, silk.

Porcelain pitchers, jars, and flower vases, enam-
eled or gilt.

Silk goods, pure or mixed (except silk in spools),
or ready made dresses.
Swords and sabers.
Tobacco, manufactured.

CLASS 14.-3 sucres per kilogram (2.2046 pounds).

Dresses, ready-made, of silk; fans of all kinds, except of straw or paper; jewelry cases, empty.

CLASS 15.-30 per cent ad valorem.

Objects of gold and silver and precious stones of all kinds and the cases in which they are contained.

The Ecuadorian consul at the port of shipment shall legalize the general manifests and invoices submitted to him by shippers. These documents shall be drawn up in Spanish and presented in quadruple copies, one of which shall be remitted to the shipper, another shall be addressed to the customs administrator at the place to which the cargo is destined, the third shall be transmitted to the minister of finance, and the last shall be preserved in the archives of the consulate.

The consular invoice shall be formed after model No. 9, expressing the kind of package, such as bags, or boxes, or barrels, and the special contents thereof, not using general terms, as wool, cotton, hardware, but designating them specially. Where there is no Ecuadorian consul, that of a friendly nation will certify; failing consular agents, the local authorities will certify.

Consuls will not certify memorandums nor invoices directed to ports not open for imports, nor after the ships have left the ports to which the documents refer, under penalty of removal; and it is their duty to make exact textual of the same certification of all the copies of each memorandum or invoice without demanding more for this than the fees, which herewith follows.

It is prohibited to include in the same invoice two or more shipments, but each of these must carry its own invoice.


The consuls will charge for the certification of invoices according to value in the
manner: One sucre for invoices whose value reaches to and includes 300
sucres; 4 sucres from 300 to 800 sucres, inclusive; 8 sucres from 800 to 1,500 sucres,
inclusive; and 2 sucres in addition to the 8 sucres collected for the first 1,500 sucres
for every additional 100 sucres of the invoices.

For the manifests consuls will collect 1 centavo of a sucre for every ton burden.

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The customs shall, on the import duties leviable, collect the following surtaxes, the proceeds of which shall be applied to the undermentioned expenses:" (1) Twenty per cent for the railroad.

(2) Ten per cent for the foreign debt.

(3) Two per cent for drainage of Guayaquil.

(4) Four per cent for the consolidation of the municipal debt of Guayaquil. (5) Twenty per cent for providing the payment of the bonds emitted according to the decree for a loan of 1,500,000 sucres.

(6) Six per cent for wharf dues.

(7) Four per cent for the construction of the Guayaquil custom-house.

Wood, which may be introduced from abroad in logs or beams, for building, and beams or boards even when planed, will pay one-half of 1 centavo per kilogram.

There will be collected on foreign sugar for each quintal 5 centavos and 2 per cent on the importation of liquors, excluding wine.

These duties will be directly delivered by the collector of customs to the treasurer of the College of San Vicente, Guayaquil, and the treasurer of the directory of the benificence of said city every fifteen days.



India rubber..


For the construction of railroads and for funds for appropriating lands which the city may order, there will collected, according to the decree of October 3, 1894, and December 5, 1896, the following duties:

For the construction of railroads, 10 centavos for every 100 kilograms (220.46 pounds) gross weight, upon the packages and articles of importation and exportation, the exports of ivory nuts, pitch, hides, split and whole canes, fowls, vegetables, coal, barks, fruits, woods, plants, sisal hemp, tamarinds, and minerals excepted.

For the expropriation expenses of the city (Guayaquil) during two years, 30 centavos of surcharges for each kilogram of gross weight on the duties on importation of matches, and one-half cent of surcharge on all exports for each kilogram except ivory nuts.

Bark of mangrove tree.

Orchid (lichen)..


The duties on exports will be collected according to the following tariff for each 100 kilograms (220.46 pounds) of gross weight:


Cotton, raw

India rubber




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The custom-houses of the provinces of Guayas and Manabi (except Callo and Esmeraldas) will collect the following additional export duties: Raw cotton, for each 46 kilograms, 10 centavos.









Toquilla straw for hats.
Mocora straw

Sole leather

Ivory nuts

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