Exporting Products to ECUADOR

Ecuador is situated along the north west coast of South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Its three largest cities are Quito (its capital), Guayaquil, and Cuenca.

Trade agreement with the EU: Yes, read more here
Ecuadorian national currency: US dollar
Ecuadorian main official language: Spanish (93%)


tt_air Transit time via air from the UK to airport in Ecuador is approximately 3 days. Ecuador’s main cargo international airports are located in the cities of Quito (Mariscal Sucre airport), and Guayaquil (Jose Joaquin de Olmedo airport).


tt_sea Transit time via sea from the UK to port in Ecuador is approximately 28 days. Ecuador’s main sea port is Guayaquil.



docs Export documents required include packing list, commercial invoice, and health / organic / origin / phytosanitary certificate(s) where applicable. Requirements for the Ecuadorian importer include Unique Taxpayer Registry (RUC), and registration as importer in Ecuapass. Requirements for the British exporter include having an EORI number.


Top-10 products exported from the United Kingdom to Ecuador in 2017

1. Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation;
    bituminous substances; mineral waxes
    .................................................................................................$37.8 m

2. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical
    appliances; parts thereof
    .................................................................................................$15.0 m

3. Pharmaceutical products
    .................................................................................................$14.3 m

4. Vehicles; other than railway or tramway rolling stock,
    and parts and accessories thereof
    .................................................................................................$10.6 m

5. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    .................................................................................................$10.2 m

6. Optical/photo/technical/medical apparatus
    .................................................................................................$6.1 m

7. Electrical/electronic equipment
    .................................................................................................$5.4 m

8. Plastics and articles thereof
    .................................................................................................$3.4 m

9. Organic chemicals
    .................................................................................................$2.7 m

10. Miscellaneous chemicals
    .................................................................................................$2.3 m

Source: UN Comtrade



Find opportunities to export to Ecuador

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If you are an exporter based in Britain, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), offers an online data base where you can search for current export opportunities and pitch your products to overseas buyers including Ecuadorian importers.



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If you are an importer based in Ecuador looking for British products, we invite you to complete the application form at great.gov.uk to access contact details of British exporters via this tool which is administrated by the UK government. When completing the form, please reply 'Britain Latin America Logistics Ltd' to the question 'Where did you hear about great.gov.uk?'


Import Taxes/Restrictions in Ecuador

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Visit ECUAPASS-Aduana (official Ecuadorian tariff classification site) to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) for a particular tariff code.


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