Minister of Industries Ramiro Gonzalez resigns

Yesterday, the Minister of Industries and Productivity Ramiro Gonzalez, resigned his position, which he exercised since April 2013 because his political party (Avanza) disagrees with the elimination of the 40% contribution of the state, stipulated in the Labor Justice Law. The...

Textile industry is affected by tariff surcharges

The national textile sector would be affected by higher prices of certain machinery, inputs and raw materials, with the entry into force of tariff surcharges, indicated yesterday union representatives and suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and marketers of fabrics in the...

Government seeks to reduce the down payment to buy a home

Government authorities insist in launching the social housing program this year, the proposal is to reduce the percentage of the down payment to acquire houses of up to $ 65,000. Ramiro Gonzalez, Minister of Industries, said that the amount is not defined, but the intention is to...

IMF and WTO will analyze Ecuadorian global safeguards proposal

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), should analyze the proposed global safeguards on which the Ecuadorian government is working in order to balance the balance of payments. On the issue, the Minister of Industries, Ramiro Gonzalez, said...

Colombian and Peruvian entrepreneurs meet to discuss safeguards

Yesterday, about 200 businessmen linked to the Binational Chambers Federation attended to the conference on new incentives to the Production Code. Among those presents were representatives of Colombia and Peru, who expressed their ideas on the subject. The exposition should have...

Preliminary list for general safeguard application is ready

Minister of Industries Ramiro Gonzalez said yesterday that the preliminary list of products on which the safeguard will be applied by balance of payments would be completed. Authorities of the production Front and President Rafael Correa said that in late February multilateral...

Ramiro Gonzalez denied that his administration had contributed to the current crisis of the IESS

The Minister of Industries and Productivity, Ramiro Gonzalez, denied that his administration, in charge of the board of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS for its Spanish acronym), had affected in some way in the current crisis of the Teodoro Maldonado Carbo...

Government aims to expand supply of induction cookers

The Minister of Industries, Ramiro Gonzalez, announced yesterday that the government seeks to increase the diversity of supply of induction cookers, as well as to increase the investment in the country in that sector. These statements were made when participating in an exhibition...