The first weekly address of 2015 was led by Vice President JorgeGlas. In it,Glas spoke about changes in the productive matrix, the agreements that were signed to reduce imports and strengthen the Special Development Zones.
The Vice President said that this year Ecuador will be declared free of foot-and-mouth disease. “That creates great value, ie, Ecuadorian producers earn more money exporting meat than selling it in the local market since these are two different markets,” he added.
Glas explained that the change of the productive matrix and pointed it out as the most important in the history of the country, noting that in this way wealth is generated and pollution is reduced by recycling.
He mentioned that 264 agreements to have import substitution goals were signed with 353 tariff lines modified to promote domestic production.
He added that investment contracts with 14 companies per 2,600 million have been signed.