New standards for imports will not be suspended
“Do not insist on returning to the past,” was the message given yesterday by Minister of Industry and Productivity, Ramiro Gonzalez, to the “spokesmen of the cameras.”
This was the response regarding the request for made this week which representatives of the Ecuadorian Business Committee (EEC), through a press conference and a letter to the president, Rafael Correa, with the purpose that the measures taken by the Government to the restriction of imports be suspended.
Most of these standards are part of Resolution 116 of Comex from last December and seek to apply technical requirements to 293 subheadings of products that Ecuador import as cosmetics, textiles, footwear, toys, among others.
“Ecuador can not be a country of importers, we will insist on the productive Ecuador,” said Gonzalez. He further explained that there is a conflict of interest among some entrepreneurs calling for elimination of this legislation.
In his defense, Gonzalez said that as the authority has held meetings with the cameras and it talked to improve, collectively, the issues of tariffs.