The technological tools for foreign trade, the Commercial Intelligence System (Sicom) and the e-Ecuador platform, which were launched in 2018, were updated and presented this Monday by the Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries, in an act in the Governorate of Guayas.
Gobernador @raulclementelh participó en la presentación de las Herramientas Digitales para Comercio Exterior junto al ministro y viceministro de @IndustriasEc @CampanaPablo y @YParreno; y Víctor Andrade, Director de Estudios Económicos. pic.twitter.com/mEFO2RnQsW— Gobernación Guayas (@GoberdelGuayas) 1 de abril de 2019
Pablo Campana, head of that state portfolio, said that the updates are in the sum of information from the Ministries of Production and Fisheries.
Today we are doing a launch in which we have included new topics … for example, in Sicom we have included information from the Ministry of Production, Aquaculture and Fisheries; so that entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs can have all the tools with just one click and can make important decisions “, Pablo Campana, Minister of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries.
He indicated that priority has been given to free access to information on these platforms. He stressed that the one that Sicom brings information on the trade balance, exports, imports, in which country can be exported without tariffs, which products record and cupantos in countries or regions in the world and more.
As for e-Ecuador, it indicated that there are more than 2,000 products uploaded on the platform, around 1,890 exporters and 452 importers or potential buyers that already interact without any cost or intermediary.
In this regard, Danilo Subía, Deputy Vice Minister of Promotion, up to March, $ 179 million in business opportunities through e-Ecuador were recorded.
The official said that companies can access the 10 most important markets in which electronic commerce is taking a lot of force, such as China’s market.
Subía indicated that each exporting company can upload up to 25 products with their respective photographs and information or technical data, so that they can display them for free.
In addition they are being promoted in all our events at international level; at fairs, at missions, at business conferences, in such a way that they are given a very strong promotion and that more and more exporters see it attractive, as well as international buyers “, Danilo Subía, deputy vice minister of Promotion .
Subía indicated that work is already underway on the next update of the platform, in which he foresees the inclusion of an application for cell phones. (I)