Ecuador has been a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since 1996. The Foreign Trade Law prohibits any economic, administrative or technical practice that may limit or discourage foreign and internal trade, free competition or local production of goods and services. This legislation allows the application of corrective measures only as specified by the WTO.
With a population of almost 14 million people, Ecuador offers significant export opportunities for agricultural and food products due to a variety of factors, including increased purchasing power by the lower and middle classes and a natural desire for imported products. However, political uncertainty remains, as a new constitution has been enacted, and should be taken into consideration when analyzing trade prospects in this market.
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U.S. mango imports trends from 2009 to 2011 covering Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Guatemala, and Haiti. These six exporting countries make up over 98% of the U.S. mango imports.