Trade Minister announces his dismissal

The Minister of Foreign Trade, Francisco Rivadeneira, announced yesterday on his Facebook page that he is not part of the cabinet of Ministers since today. Rivadeneira said: “I want to share with you that this morning I was informed I will not be part of the presidential...

Minister announces replacement of safeguard to Colombia and Peru by multilateral measure

The Minister of Foreign Trade, Francisco Rivadeneira, said yesterday that the customs safeguards imposed on imports from Colombia and Peru will be eliminated this month, which would be replaced by multilateral tariff measures under the framework of the World Trade Organization...

Government considers that an agreement on safeguards would be close

The Minister of Foreign Trade, Francisco Rivadeneira, said they have almost reached agreements with Colombia and Peru on the implementation of safeguard measures, applicable since January 5th. This announcement was made during an interview with Democracia Radio, after two weeks...

Ecuador would be willing to review the safeguard measure to Peru

Ecuador’s government said yesterday it is willing to review the 7% safeguard measure, announced since January and applied to imports from Peru, a country that claims against this measure and calls for its removal. The Ministers of Foreign Trade of Ecuador, Francisco...

Ecuador and Colombia have not yet reached agreement on safeguard measures

For more than eight hours the Ministers of Foreign Trade of Ecuador and Colombia, Francisco Rivadeneira and Cecilia Alvarez – Correa analyzed the application of exchange safeguards. The meeting lasted until 19:00 but the parties have not yet reached agreement on this...

Ecuador seeks the extension of tariff benefits with the EU

The Minister of Foreign Trade, Francisco Rivadeneira, encourages in the European Union the regulation that would extend tariff benefits to Ecuador for two more years. On December 31, 2014 expires the General System of Preferences Plus (GSP +), which the European bloc extends to...

Legal review of agreements between Ecuador and the EU continues

The Minister of Trade, Francisco Rivadeneira, and the European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, will stand guarantee in the second week of December, by signing a legal review of the negotiated texts by Ecuador and the European Union (EU), in the process of negotiations for a...

Ecuador hopes to negotiate with Japan “as soon as possible”

The Minister of Foreign Trade Francisco Rivadeneira said on November 6, he aims to start “as soon as possible” the negotiations on a free trade agreement with Japan, during his first official visit to the Asiatic country. The main objective of his visit is...