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Welcome to the Business section of the U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador! 

Ecuador, with a population of 16.0 million inhabitants, is a small-to-medium market for U.S. exports.  In 2014, U.S. exports to Ecuador accounted for $8.4 billion, a 12.8% increase from 2013.  The U.S. is Ecuador’s top trading partner.  Ecuador’s real annual GDP growth was 3.8% in 2014, with nominal GDP totaling $100.5 billion.  Despite its unpredictable economic and trade policies, Ecuador remains a market with significant potential for U.S. firms, as Ecuadorian consumers view American products as attractive and high-quality.  Ecuador is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and CAN (Andean Community of Nations).

Both the Embassy in Quito and the Consulate General in Guayaquil stand ready to assist U.S. firms in developing successful commercial relationships with Ecuadorian partners.  

The Country Commercial Guide is a comprehensive reference on the commercial and investment landscape in Ecuador. 

For Ecuadorian firms seeking U.S. products and connecting with U.S. suppliers, the U.S. trade shows list (pdf - 3MB) is a useful tool. 

About Us

The U.S. Embassy Quito’s Economic and Commercial Section manages the bilateral economic agenda and promotes trade and investment between the United States and Ecuador.  The Economic and Commercial Section promotes U.S. exports, and works to protect U.S. business interests by advocating for fair and transparent business practices.  We provide U.S. companies with information on Ecuador’s economic and commercial policies; advocate for transparency and fairness in the government procurement process; assist companies seeking resolution of commercial disputes; and provide U.S. businesses with general market information. 

As of March 26, 2012, the Economic and Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Quito assumed responsibility from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Foreign Commercial Service (CS) for promoting the export of U.S. goods and services to Ecuador, as well as promoting the U.S. as an ideal investment destination.

Learn more about the Commercial Unit and the services they provide at: 


To contact the U.S. Embassy’s Economic and Commercial Section, please write to 


  • 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

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