Dialogue on elimination of visa to enter the EU

This Friday the foreign ministers of Spain and Ecuador discussed about the request of Ecuadorian citizens to be exempted from a short stay visa to enter the European Union. Ricardo Patiño, Ecuador’s foreign minister,met with José Manuel García-Margallo, his Spanish...

Agreement with the EU will not be affected with application of safeguards

The application of safeguard measures by balance of payments will not affect the process of signing and approval of the Ecuador´s trade agreement with the European Union (EU). This was stated by the Minister of Industries, Ramiro Gonzalez. President Rafael Correa announced a...

Ecuador’s banana sector, worried about effective date of the agreement with the EU

The eleventh edition of the International Forum of Bananas concluded with the news that the guild would close the current year exporting 290 million boxes and would break the record of exports it reached in 2011; during the last lecture Genaro Baldeon, Deputy Minister of Foreign...

EU and U.S. initiates new trade negotiations

The European Union (EU) and the United States today start a new round of negotiations in search of exchange of goods and services, regulation, public markets, environmental and workers protection, energy and raw materials.  “We will try to advance in all aspects of the...

EU will apply tax to financial transactions

About ten countries members of the European Union (EU) agreed this Tuesday May 6 a levy on financial transactions which shall enter into force on January 1, 2016, said Austrian Economy Minister, Michael Spindelegger. The Minister added that countries participating in the...

The companies are seeking an agreement with the EU to win

Currently, 1 012 domestic enterprises exported to the EU. For these, the implementation of a trade agreement with the bloc is key. In addition 800 Ecuadorian products,800 – 90% of the exports – beneficiaries of the system General of preferences Plus – have seven...

Crimea will join Russia

Last Sunday with a commanding majority, Crimea voted in favor of joining Russia. “93% of the inhabitants of Crimea voted on Sunday in favor of the integration of the Ukrainian peninsula to Russia, and 7% were in favor of the autonomous status of Crimea within...

EU contact Cuba over proposals of bilateral agreements

According to news agency EFE, the European Union (EU) has initiated talks with the Cuban authorities to start planning negotiations leading to agreements on political dialogue and cooperation with Havana. The proposal to initiate bilateral agreements was approved on last February...