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April 19, 2016
Ecuador’s sugar production in marketing year (MY) 2015/16 is estimated at 576,000 metric tons (MT), down 49,000 MT or over seven percent lower than in MY 2014/15.
April 14, 2016
Ecuador’s wheat production in marketing year (MY) 2016/17 (July-June) is forecast to reach 4,000 metric tons (MT), down about 1,000 MT from the MY 2015/16 estimate.
January 7, 2016
Following Ecuador’s Ministry of Agriculture’s successful import in May 2015 of U.S.-origin live cattle, a follow-up shipment of high-quality U.S. animals arrived in Quito on December 19.
December 16, 2015
The food processing industry is a key player within Ecuador’s manufacturing sector. It alone accounts for 42 percent of the manufacturing sector’s contribution to Ecuador’s gross domestic product.
November 26, 2015
Despite slower growth forecast for 2016 and measures to restrict imports, Ecuador offers U.S. food and agricultural product exporters a number of trade possibilities.
November 24, 2015
This report outlines Ecuador’s requirements for food and agricultural product imports. Hyperlinks to ministries, agencies, and legal documents have been provided throughout this updated report.
November 20, 2015
This report identifies Ecuador’s import requirements for foreign export certificates, highlighting current procedures and identifying the relevant local agencies with oversight over these issues.
October 29, 2015
Working with Ecuador’s National Association of Manufacturers of Food and Beverage (ANFAB), FAS Quito organized three back-to-back workshops in the cities of Guayaquil, Cuenca, and Quito.
October 29, 2015
FAS Quito forecasts Ecuador’s calf production growing to 1.01 million head in calendar year (CY) 2016, up some 20,000 head or about two percent compared to 2015’s level.
August 26, 2015
FAS Quito estimates that Ecuador’s calendar year (CY) 2015 shrimp production to reach 350,000 metric tons (MT), up 10,000 MT or an increase of three percent compared to 2014.
August 26, 2015
Ecuador’s tuna fishery in 2015 is staring at lower prices. Prices are suffering due to oversupply, reportedly driven by overfishing, at a time of weakening demand for tuna and tuna products...
August 10, 2015
Ecuador maintains anti-biotechnology laws and regulations.
August 6, 2015
On May 13, 2015, Ecuador President Rafael Correa signed Executive Decree 675. The decree doubles to ten percent the ethanol blend rate in Ecuadorian regular grade (87-octane) gasoline.
July 27, 2015
FAS and APHIS Quito convinced AGROCALIDAD (Ecuador’s Sanitary Authority) to permit imports of U.S. processed poultry products from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza-free (HPAI) states...
July 13, 2015
On May 20, a chartered flight transporting 156 U.S. bulls and heifers at Latacunga airport valued at almost $700,000.
June 4, 2015
On May 20, a chartered flight transporting 156 U.S. bulls and heifers at Latacunga airport valued at almost $700,000.
May 15, 2015
Ecuador’s Foreign Trade Committee (COMEX) Resolution 012-2015 grants variable duty exemption that had been set at four percent to wheat, wheat semolina, and wheat flour imports from all origins.
May 15, 2015
Ecuador called for a temporary 30-60 day global ban on tuna fishing to compensate for excessive overfishing in 2014. East Asia-Pacific states have rejected the proposal.
May 15, 2015
The FAS Quito supported Ecuador cattle buying mission to Texas and Florida resulted in a $739,000 government purchase of beef and dairy cattle, far exceeding the earlier purchase estimate of $250,000.
May 11, 2015
Ecuador’s coffee production in marketing year 2015/16 (April/March) is forecast at 309,000 bags on a Green Bean Equivalent basis, up 17,000 bags or six percent compared to our MY 2014/15 estimate.

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