GMI Post is headed to Guayaquil and Quito to research and prepare a Special Business Report on Ecuador, to be published in the Japan Times in the 4th quarter of 2019, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ecuador. This is part of GMI Post’s ongoing series of reports on South America.
During last year’s visit to Ecuador, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono cited that as more Japanese companies were looking towards Ecuador, more Ecuadorian products were reaching Japanese consumers than ever before. Trade between Japan and Ecuador reached $1.2 billion in 2017 as value-added Ecuadorian products such as cacao, shrimp and bananas have become highly sought after in the Japanese market.
The Ecuador report will promote the country as a partner for investment, trade, education and tourism for Japan. Receive timely updates from GMIPOST’s field team members Francis Pacheco and Danelle Ong as they aim to showcase local organizations seeking an increased relationship with Japan and the rest of Asia. Follow their updates here and here.