Posted On 31 Mar 2014
Progressively, the importation of products and inputs of the cosmetics industry is normalized, although it is still necessary to reduce the times, said executives of this sector.
On December 3rd came into effect the resolution 116 of the Committee of Foreign Trade (Comex), which sets controls prior to the importation of at least 297 subheadings in sectors such as food, automotive, cosmetics, toys, textile, among others.
to remove these products from the customs office, in addition, is it neccesary the presentation of a certificate of compliance recognition based on Ecuadorian technical regulations, issued by the Ecuadorian Institute for Standardisation (Inen).
With the resolution 116, companies such as Avon Cosmetics could not import finished goods or inputs for production. This led certain producers to paralyse their activities, and direct sales, which employ 500 000 women – most housewives, could be affected.
Industries Minister, Ramiro González, said on Thursday that “everything is standardized. Whenever changes are made, there is an administrative mismatch.”