The Ecuadorian government has lowered taxation, specifically on tech equipment. While this choice was motivated mainly by keeping IT hardware and services accessible to its people, it has also encouraged international technological investment.
Despite this easing of taxation, several other obstacles must be navigated when importing here. As with many countries in the region, Ecuador has some safety concerns. For this reason, customs have imposed mandatory insurance for customs clearance. Another hurdle is that goods are usually shipped via the US. Due to the ongoing US-China trade war, goods manufactured in China may encounter additional tariffs, making cost prediction difficult.