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Benefits

Temporary incentives (productive development law)

  • Exemption from income tax and its advance of 8 or 12 years for new productive investments that are carried out in the prioritized sectors (Term depends on the place of execution of the investment project)
  • Exemption from income tax and its 15-year advance for new productive investments that are carried out in the prioritized "industrial, agro-industrial and agro-associative" sector, and within border cantons.
  • Exemption from income tax and its 15-year advance for new productive investments made in basic industries; 5 additional years if executed in border cantons.
  • Exemption from currency outflow tax on payments made abroad for imports of capital goods and / or raw materials *
  • Exemption from currency outflow tax in dividends distributed by national or foreign companies domiciled in Ecuador *

0% Currency outflow tax

  • For dividends.
  • Payments for credit operations by international financial and non-financial institutions.
  • Regular exporters have the right to refund the currency outflow tax on the import of raw materials, supplies and capital goods to be incorporated into production processes of exportable goods, according to the COMEX list.

General Incentives

  • Deductions for calculating income tax, as mechanisms to increase productivity, innovation, and eco-efficient production.
  • Payment facilities in taxes on foreign trade.
  • Exemption from currency outflow tax for external financing operations.
  • Exemption from income tax for 5 years for new productive investments in priority sectors.
  • Double deduction of the annual depreciation expense for 5 years on new productive investments in fixed assets.
  • Exemption from income tax for 10 years on new productive investments in basic industries.
  • Environmental incentives: Deductibles with 100% additional depreciation and amortization that correspond to the acquisition of eco-efficient assets for the implementation of cleaner production mechanisms, renewable energy generation mechanisms or the reduction of the environmental impact of productive activity, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Investment Contracts

They are optional agreements through which a company agrees with the State the minimum conditions required for the signing of an investment contract. This includes the amount of the investment, the term and the increase of employment that will result from it, in exchange for tax stability and the possibility of accessing tariff deferrals.
Our service includes:

  • Advice on the preparation of the file for the investment contract request.
  • Advice on regulatory issues, fees, and operation of the investment contract.
  • The design and implementation of strategies to seize opportunities in tariff deferrals.

Public-Private Alliances

Our service includes:

  • Advice on the preparation of the file for the request of the Public-Private Alliance.
  • Advice on regulatory issues, rates, and operation of the Public-Private Partnership.
  • The design and implementation of strategies to seize opportunities in tariff deferrals on imports related to the project.
  • The design and implementation of strategies to seize opportunities in VAT exemption on imports related to the project.

Joint Ventures

We analyze and search for the different types of international financing, most suitable for your company:

  • Financing of public and multilateral organizations.
  • Financing of financial entities.
  • Financing of investment funds, venture capital companies, national and international private investors.