IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

Yes

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Jan 2016 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2016
Still in force

Import quota

On December 29, 2015, the Ecuadorian Foreign Trade Committee issued Resolution 049-2015 modifying the temporary import quota on Smartphones and Feature Phones. The difference with the previous temporary import quotas set on these tariff lines is that this new legislation set a global import quota including imported goods by individuals whereas in the past this quota affected only imports managed by official consignees. 

The quota was set to last for a year and it was established at a FOB value of USD 250 million, amounting to a maximum of 2,663,762 units. The allocation was set as follows:

  • first term (January 1- March 31, 2016) a maximum FOB value of USD 50,115,160 and 559,791 units;
  • second term (April 1-June 30, 2016) a maximum FOB value of USD 74,242,826 and 801,609 units;
  • third term (July 1-September 30, 2016) a maximum FOB value of USD 52,614,842 and 517,594 units;
  • fourth term (October 1-December 31, 2016) a maximum FOB value of USD 73,027,172 and 784,768 units.

The Resolution also established that unused balances were cumulative and that importation via normal post would also be restricted to one unit per natural person that imported the phone. 

 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

472 Television & radio transmitters; cameras; telephone sets
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851712 Telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks

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