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It should be noted that the economy of Ecuador is mainly based on exports of gold, oil and agricultural products. The USA is the primary market for Ecuadorian exports that include cut flowers, petroleum, bananas and shrimp. There are about 150 free trade zones in the USA and 4 free trade zones in Ecuador. These free trade zones are used for distribution, manufacturing and shipping of goods, allowing businesses to ship goods into a country and then export them to the destination country without paying a country.
Export Portal invites you to access this comprehensive online portal to contact Ecuadorian Gold Exporters, Ecuadorian Cut Flowers Suppliers, or Ecuadorian Banana Suppliers. Our global business directory database enables you to establish business contacts across the globe.
Ecuador is an exciting arena for an export or import business, as Ecuadorian handicrafts and other products make exceptionally good export items. For instance, the Ecuadorian leather is considered an exceptional export opportunity in the country. It has a history of producing internationally sought after leather goods, followed by traditional production methods. Their high quality, hand crafted leather products would easily command much higher prices abroad. The same refers for textile trade, such as hand-knit alpaca wool sweaters. It is a well-known fact that the indigenous people of Ecuador produce some of the most beautiful textiles in the world. Textiles made of alpaca wool are especially nice. Jewelry, especially Ecuadorian gold jewelry, is another enticing import option.
For Ecuadorian importers, certain automotive products from abroad, would find ready markets in the country. Ecuador main imports are raw materials, capital goods, fuels and lubricants, consumption durables and transport equipment. Main import partners are United States, China, Panama, Peru, Japan and Chile.
If you are interested in importing goods from Ecuador, Export Portal offers you business to business and business to customer resources for the international trade. Contact worldwide exporters and importers, find offers to buy, business opportunities and trade leads in Ecuador and other countries of the world.
Customs requirements of Ecuador
Ecuador Customs Contacts
Tel: +593 42-2169129
Ecuador is a country situated in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia, Peru and the Pacific Ocean. The country is a member of the United Nations, Organization of American states, Rio Group, Latin American Economic System, Latin American Energy Organization, Latin American Integration Association and the Andean Pact.
Ecuador has been a member of the WTO since 1996 and it has implemented a four-level tariff system: 5% for most raw materials and capital goods; 10-20% for intermediate goods; 20% for most consumer goods. A small number of products that include planting seeds, agricultural chemicals and veterinary products are exempt from tax. However, there are still several non-tariff barriers. Importers are required to register with the Central Bank in order to obtain an import license and must also have authorizations from different governmental agencies. Ecuador also continues to maintain a pre-shipment inspection (PSI) regime for imports.
Import duties in Ecuador range from 0% to 30%. The average tariff rate is 13% ad valorem, as a result of Ecuador's accession to the World Trade Organization in 1996. Ecuador has a common external tariff (CET) with Colombia and Venezuela. The tariff ranges from 5% on raw materials and capital goods, 10% or 15% for intermediate goods, and 20% for consumer goods. Agricultural products and equipment are duty-free. The automobile tax of 35% was repealed in 2000, but the tariff levels increased between 2% and 5% to help finance the public debt. Excise taxes on imported and locally manufactured cigarettes, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, and other luxury items were reduced in 1997.
Ecuador also has bilateral free trade agreements with Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Chile. All accord preferential duty treatment. Five free trade zones were established in 1991, including the Zona Franca de Esmeraldas, Zona Franca del Pacifico S.A., Zona Franca Centro Ecuatoriana CA, Zona Franca Manabi, and Parque Industrial de Cuenca CEM.