The subscription is scheduled for November 11, in Brussels, with the presence of Vice President Jorge Glas and the private sector. Compliance with these dates is key to achieving that the agreement is ratified by the Assembly of Ecuador and the European Parliament until December this year. Intellectual property rights, government procurement, trade in goods, etc., are the topics covered in the agreement. The latter is critical because it includes rules for exchange of agricultural and industrial products. Exporters claimed that the agreement would prevent the payment of USD 400 million annually for the payment of duties and will maintain jobs.