The Director of the National Customs Service of Ecuador, Xavier Cardenas, announced yesterday the decision of the Committee of Foreign Trade (Comex) to exclude 160 subheadings of the safeguards imposed on products from Colombia and Peru. This would be done through a resolution adopted on January, 20 2015.
The subheadings aforementioned would mainly be related to commodities, including prepared additives for cement, mortars or concretes, albacore or tuna oil, castor oil, baking powder, medical and industrial use gases (hydrogen, argon are, nitrogen, oxygen), corrugated boxes, pruning shears, among others.
Cárdenas also noted that charge systems will be ready on Thursday so these subheadings to pay zero tariffs.
The head of the Customs´ Office explained that the measure is running although the resolution has not yet been published in the Official Register. “This removal it it´s true, was notified yesterday (January 26) by the Comex, was adopted on 20 January,” he said.
Cardenas said that the exclusion of these subheadings are due to a relaxation of the safeguards, “fruit of the talks and to continue maintaining good business relationships.”