Outline of the system
Fishery products, including processed products and fish meal. See Products
Nature of licensing
If Automatic, administrative purpose
If Non-Automatic, description of the notified Non-Automatic Licensing regime
Non-Automatic licensing to protect human, animal or plant life or health; pursue obligations under the UN Charter and other international treaties
Products under restriction as to the quantity or value of imports
Questions for products under restriction as to the quantity or value of imports
The system applies to products originating from which country?
Expected duration of licensing procedure
Is the licensing statutorily required?
Standard governing authorization for the importation of fishery products, including processed products and fish meal, and the amendment thereto (Resolution No. 006-2020 and Resolution No. 028-2020, respectively).
Does the legislation leave designation of products to be subject to licensing to administrative discretion?
Is it possible for the government to abolish the system without legislative approval?
Eligibility of applicants
Is there a system of registration of persons or firms permitted to engage in importation?
Guidelines and steps for registration of the fishery authorization or permit can be found at the following link ("Guide to authorization for the importation of fishery products, including processed products and fish meal"):
What persons or firms are eligible to apply for a licence?
Is there a registration fee?
Is there a published list of authorized importers?
Contact point for information on eligibility
Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries / Under-Secretariat for Fisheries at the Vice-Ministry of Aquaculture and Fisheries
Puerto Pesquero Artesanal de San Mateo (Manta-Ecuador)
(+593-5) 2666 109 Ext. 1101
Submission of an application
Administrative body(ies) for submission of an application
Ministry/authority and department: Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries / Under-Secretariat for Fisheries at the Vice-Ministry of Aquaculture and Fisheries