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Ecuador to Strengthen Tax and Customs Administration with IDB Support

Ecuador will increase its tax and customs duties to boost its economic competitiveness and improve the climate for international trade, with the help of an $84 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The funds, to be disbursed over five years, will streamline the tax and customs control operations of Ecuador’s tax and customs administrations, facilitating foreign trade.

Of the $84 million loan total, the IDB will provide $49 million and the IDB-administered Korea Infrastructure Development Co-Financing Facility for Latin America and the Caribbean will contribute the remaining $35 million. The Government of Ecuador will participate with an additional $4.53 million in local partner funds.

The financing will help digitally transform tax and customs services, combat tax evasion, tighten foreign trade controls, streamline the exchange of goods and services, and promote investment.

The $49 million IDB loan has a 23-year term, a 7.5-year grace period, and an interest rate based on the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR). The Korea Facility funds have a 25-year repayment term, with a 7-year grace period and a 1.3% annual interest rate.

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Contacts

Nicaretta,Romina Tan

Nicaretta,Romina Tan

Lobera,Jose Luis

Lobera,Jose Luis
Additional Contacts

Gonzalez De Frutos,Ubaldo Jesus

Gonzalez De Frutos,Ubaldo Jesus
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