Importing Products from ECUADOR

Ecuador is situated along the north west coast of South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Its three largest cities are Quito (its capital), Guayaquil, and Cuenca.

Trade agreement with the EU: Yes, read more here
Ecuadorian national currency: US dollar
Ecuadorian main official language: Spanish (93%)


tt_air Transit time via air from Ecuador to airport in the UK is approximately 3 days. Ecuador’s main cargo international airports are located in the cities of Quito (Mariscal Sucre airport), and Guayaquil (Jose Joaquin de Olmedo airport).


tt_sea Transit time via sea from Ecuador to port in the UK is approximately 28 days. Ecuador’s main sea port is Guayaquil.



docs Import documents required include packing list, commercial invoice, and health / organic / origin / phytosanitary certificate(s) where applicable. Requirements for the Ecuadorian exporter include Unique Taxpayer Registry (RUC), and registration as exporter in Ecuapass. Requirements for the British importer include having an EORI number.


Top-10 product types imported from Ecuador to United Kingdom in 2017

1. Edible fruit and nuts
    ...............................................................................................$78.9 m

2. Meat, fish or crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic
    invertebrates; preparations thereof
    ...............................................................................................$66.0 m

3. Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic
    invertebrates
    ...............................................................................................$29.7 m

4. Vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn and woven
    fabrics of paper yarn
    ...............................................................................................$6.7 m

5. Trees and other plants, live; bulbs, roots and the like;
    cut flowers and ornamental foliage
    ...............................................................................................$3.9 m

6. Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
    ...............................................................................................$3.6 m

7. Vegetable, fruit, nut, food preparations
    ...............................................................................................$2.2 m

8. Plastics and articles thereof
    ...............................................................................................$2.1 m

9. Cocoa and cocoa preparations
    ...............................................................................................$2.0 m

10. Miscellaneous edible preparations
    ...............................................................................................$1.4 m

Exclude petrol, source: UN Comtrade



Where to Search for Ecuadorian Products/Exporters

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e-ECUADOR is a B2B platform that allows you to discover thousands of suppliers from Ecuador. It enables you to communicate and negotiate with ecuadorian exporters directly. Every registered supplier in e-Ecuador has gone through PRO ECUADOR validation process.


Import Taxes/Restrictions in the United Kingdom

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Visit the UK Trade Tariff (official UK tariff classification site) to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) for a particular tariff code.


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