Ecuador

Ecuador is a democratic republic located in the northern region of South America.  Ecuador’s capital city is Quito, and its largest city is Guayaquil. The region which Ecuador makes up today was originally inhabited by Inca tribes in the 15th century and taken under Spanish rule in the 16th century. The country obtained its independence in the 1820s as a part of Gran Colombia; the country officially celebrates its Independence Day on August 10, 1830, when it officially separated from the Gran Colombian Federation. Many celebrate the first Independence from Spanish rule, which occurred on May 24, 1822.

The country is classified as a middle-economy, developing country, which is dependent on petroleum, commodities, and agriculture. It is considered one of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world; because of this, the new Constitution which was enacted in 2008, became the first Constitution in the world to observe Nature Rights, or ecosystem rights, to preserve the habitat, wildlife, and diverse plant life in the country.

The government is comprised of five branches which are, the Executive, Judicial, Legislative, Transparency & Social Control, and the Electoral branches. The current President is Lenin Moreno, and elections are held every 4-years to elect a new candidate. The Judicial Council is the primary governing body under the judicial branch, which also includes  the National Court of Justice, provincial courts, and lower courts.

The country’s economy is the 8th largest in Latin America, which is highly influenced by agriculture, commodities, and petroleum industries. Nearly 40% of all exports from Ecuador are in oil/petroleum. The country also exports agricultural products including sugarcane, cassava, coffee, potatoes, and other crops, with trading partners. The vast biodiversity in the country, has also given rise to the tourism industry in Ecuador, which in recent years has impacted their economy as well.

Visitors to the National Law Review can read about the latest news, stories, and developments happening in Ecuador. US and international trade relations, election news, federal agency news, international pharma-patents and healthcare news, are among the topics covered online for visitors. Visitors will regularly find updated news stories, and content as it relates to the residents living in Ecuador, and international relations with countries around the world, when visiting the National Law Review.

Date Title Organization
21
Nov
USITC Preliminary Injury Decision As To Extruded Aluminum Imports Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
27
Oct
New Antidumping and Countervailing Petitions on Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Ecuador, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam ArentFox Schiff LLP
13
Oct
What Every Multinational Company Needs to Know about . . . The New Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Aluminum Extrusions Foley & Lardner LLP
19
Sep
Amazonian Nations Sign Joint Declaration but Fail to Agree Joint Target to End Illegal Deforestation Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
29
Aug
FDA Signs Regulatory Partnership Arrangement with Ecuador Covering Shrimp Imports Keller and Heckman LLP
27
Jul
Latin America Energy Updates: May–June 2023 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
24
Jun
Big Law Redefined: Episodes 6 & 7 | The State of Venture Capital in Latin America – Parts 1 & 2 [Podcast] Greenberg Traurig, LLP
18
May
Worldsmart: Un Puente Entre Dos Mundos— Inversiones Entre EEUU y América Latina [PODCAST] ArentFox Schiff LLP
11
May
Renewable Energy in Latin America Updates May 2022 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
4
Jan
Ecuador Welcomes Arbitration (Back) Proskauer Rose LLP
2
Jul
Navigating the Travel Ban Jungle: National Interest Exception Checklist for the U.S. Covid Travel Bans Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20
May
Ecuador Approves Data Protection Law Hunton Andrews Kurth
12
Mar
Labor Force: Women and Challenges Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
Jan
Update: Latin America Renewable Energy Calls for Public Bids Greenberg Traurig, LLP
1
Jun
COVID-19 and Construction in Latin America Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
9
Apr
New Treatments for COVID-19: Recent International Activity Relating to IP and Some Tools the US Already Has in Place Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
24
Mar
COVID–19 and Impacts in Latin America Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
10
Dec
Update: Latin America Renewable Energy – Calls for Public Bids Greenberg Traurig, LLP
22
Oct
Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation - October 22, 2019 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
19
Sep
Almost Entire Ecuadorian Population Affected by Massive Data Breach Robinson & Cole LLP
11
Sep
Latin America Renewable Energy: Calls for Public Bids Greenberg Traurig, LLP
1
Aug
Section 301: Risk in Latin America? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
13
Jun
International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
10
Jan
Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2019: Mexico, Central and South America and the Middle East Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
9
Jan
Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker: November 16 - December 15, 2018 Beveridge & Diamond PC
6
Dec
Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker: October 16 - November 15, 2018 Beveridge & Diamond PC
5
Nov
Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker: September 16 - October 15, 2018 Beveridge & Diamond PC
31
May
Ecuador’s Termination of Bilateral Investment Treaty With the United States Impacts E-2 Visa Holders Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
23
Mar
Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation: March 2018: Americas and Asia Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
20
Sep
Ecuadorian Trade Minister Seeks to Revive U.S.-Ecuador Trade and Investment Ties Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
11
Apr
Ecuador's April 2, 2017 Elections Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
30
Jun
SCOTUS Puts an End to Ecuador’s Appeal of $96 Million Arbitration Award in Favor of Chevron Proskauer Rose LLP
6
Mar
Financial Action Task Force Publishes Updated List of Deficient Jurisdictions Katten
22
Nov
FinCEN Updates List of Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies Katten
6
Aug
D.C. Circuit Rejects Toxic Tort Claims Based on Aerial Spraying of Herbicide Beveridge & Diamond PC
30
Jan
Going South: What U.S. Companies Need to Know About The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Doing Business in Latin America Barnes & Thornburg LLP
23
Aug
Ecuador Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC
11
May
Ecuador Legal Highlights (Volume I 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC
 

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