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  1. Where can I find information on International Buyer Program Trade shows in the United States?

    Please visit for the latest information on IBP shows.  If you would like assistance registering for a show, please contact us at
  2. How can I verify the legal status of a U.S. company?

    Incorporation of companies in the United States is managed at the state level, and the amount of information available about United States corporations varies according to state law.  To confirm the legal status of a U.S. company, please contact the Office of the Secretary of State for the state where the company is headquartered.  Most states maintain a web portal with a searchable database.  Below is an index of each Office of the Secretary of State:

    In addition, Corporations whose shares are traded publicly are also registered with the Security & Exchange Commission (SEC), which manages an online search portal: (

  3. Does a U.S. citizen need a visa to travel to Ecuador?

    If you are a U.S. citizen wishing to enter Ecuador, you must present a U.S. passport with at least six months remaining validity. Ecuadorian immigration officials also sometimes request evidence of return or onward travel, such as an airline ticket.

    Under Ecuadorian law, U.S. citizens traveling for business or tourism on a tourist passport can enter Ecuador for up to 90 days per calendar year without a visa. Extensions for up to another 90 days can be requested through the provincial migration offices.

    For information on other visa categories, please visit:


  • Comercial Unit

    Commercial Specialist: Sofía Zárate
    Industries: Construction, Defense, Energy, Oil, Financial Services, Hotel & Restaurant Equipment, Safety & Security, Waste, and Water.

    Commercial Assistant: Sandra Tinajero
    Industries: Franchises, Health & Beauty, Vitamins, Medical/Dental Equipment, Education, Tourism, Consumer Goods, Plastics and Packaging & Processing Equipment.  

    Please send inquiries about imports of U.S. food and agricultural products to

    For inquiries about consular processes (visas) please write to