ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARYYes
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:
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.
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