Registro de Crédito Externo

Registry of External Credit and Payments Abroad of the Private Sector

Through Resolution No. JPRM-2021-004-M of November 16, 2021, the Monetary Policy and Regulation Board, issued the Regulation for the Registration of External Credits to the Private Sector; which provided that the Central Bank of Ecuador will issue the administrative regulations in order to implement the provisions of said resolution. Standard for the Registry of External […]

The MAATE has set a maximum period for the environmental regularization of the mining sector

By memorandum number MERNNR-SMAPM-2022-0059-ME of March 23, 2022, the Undersecretary of Artisanal Mining and Small Mining of the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources (hereinafter the “MERNNR”) informed the its zonal coordinators of circular number MAAE-DNCA-2022-0008-C dated February 19, 2022  (hereinafter the “Circular”) signed by the Director of Environmental Regulations and Control of the […]

Regulations for the formation and operation of the Public-Private Mining Advisory Council

By ministerial agreement number MERNNR-MERNNR-2022-0012-AM of March 2, 2022, the Ministry of Energy and Renewable Natural Resources  (MERNNR) issued the regulations for the formation and operation of the public-private mining advisory council [1] in accordance with the provisions of article 7 of the Mining Law as a competence of the MERNNR, which states: “[…] Create […]

Regulation for the Application of the Hydrocarbons Law

In the Third Supplement to the Official Gazette No. 4 of February 16, 2022, the Regulation for the Application of the Hydrocarbons Law was published. The following are the main aspects of the Regulation: HYDROCARBONS POLICY The principles on which the national hydrocarbon policy will be based are established, among which are: Give preference to […]

MAATE establishes guidelines for the application of the provisions of Constitutional Court judgments 18-IN/21 and 1149-19-JP/20

By means of official document number MAAE-SCA-2022-0206-O of February 2, 2022, the Ministry of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition (hereinafter the “MAATE“) informed the Ministry of Energy and Renewable Natural Resources  (hereinafter the “MERNNR“) and this institution, in turn, to the mining title holders through their local offices, of its guidelines  on the applicability […]

Constitutional Court approves a referendum against mining in Quito

The Constitutional  Court issued opinion number 7-21-CP and cumulative/22 of  January 12,  2022, by  which it resolves the request for 2 referendums composed of 4 questions on the exploitation of metal mining in the 4 regimes: artisanal, small, medium and large scale, in the parishes of Nono, Calacalí, Nanegal, Nanegalito, Gualea and Pacto, confirming that […]

Delimitation of the special mining control zone in Zaruma

By ministerial agreement No. MERNNR-MERNNR-2022-0001-AM, published in the third supplement to Official Register No. 629 of January 31, 2022, the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources issued the delimitation of the special mining control zone within the Zaruma canton. The Agreement establishes the following coordinates, within which the Control Zone will be located: The […]

Constitutional Court ratifies the ruling in case No. 1149-19-JP

The Constitutional Court (hereinafter the“Court”)issued an order clarifying and extending (hereinafter the “Order”) judgment number  1149-19-JP of November 10, 2021 (hereinafter the “Judgment”) by which it decides (i) to deny the request for clarification and extension requested by the Attorney General’s Office and by Javier  Polivio Pérez and others and (ii)   partially accepts the  clarification […]