Ecuador: Food Processing Ingredients

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   EC2023-0004

The food processing industry is an important component of Ecuador’s manufacturing sector. This sector contributes 45 percent to Ecuador’s manufacturing gross domestic product and grossed $12 billion in net sales. Excellent sales prospects exist for U.S. food ingredient products to supply this industry. This report provides a road map for exporters wishing to enter the market. It provides information on the key channels of distribution for food ingredients and highlights growing product segments including industrially processed foods, beverages, and edible fisheries products. Exporters should be aware of a new regulation to obtain sanitary notifications that will come into force in July this year.

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