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Why Ecuador – Trade Agreements

Ecuador the center of opportunity, with access to a market of 800 million people, for being a member of:

  • Trade Agreements: European Union, Cartagena Agreement (CAN), Mexico, Guatemala, MERCOSUR, Chile and Cuba
  • Finalized Agreements: Nicaragua, El Salvador. (TRIPS Reform, AFC Agreement) 1
  • Agreements in Negotiation: EFTA, Honduras, Turkey and Korea
  • Agreements whose negotiation is being negotiated: Costa Rica, India, Dominican Republic and Canada


1 ADPIC – AFC: In both cases, after approval from the Assembly Plenary, the agreements must be ratified by the President of the Republic and published in the Official Register