Colombia and Peru Sign Free Trade Agreements with the EU

Ecuador’s neighbors, Colombia and Peru, announced this week that they had signed free trade agreements with the EU.

This puts a bit of pressure on Ecuador, in that exporters from Colombia and Peru will be able to enter the EU with more competitive pricing than Ecuador.

For the time being, maybe Ecuador can get by financing their government with oil proceeds, and the rich earth the Ecuadorians are lucky to have, but sooner or later they’re going to have to focus on building export industries in order to compete with their neighbors.

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