On Tue, 15 Nov 2005 smac at visi.com wrote:

> 1 item is a gift, 2 might be a gift, more then that is more then a gift.

It isn't in my case, but are you saying that there is a law that states 
that one must pay import duty on a third identical item?  If someone knows 
an official internet source on this, I will definitely read it.

As I've said before, my wife and her friends bring many items to Ecuador 
all the time without paying duty on them.  Maybe they are unknowingly 
smuggling them into the country.  I'll have to ask her what she knows 
about this.

Thanks again.