Ecuador's Constitutional Court rules in favor of commercial trade agreement with EU

Ecuador’s Constitutional Court issued a verdict and ruled in favor of the commercial trade agreement signed with the European Union, arguing the trade agreement does not violate the rights established by the Constitution. (Andes, 12 December 2016). After the favorable ruling by the Constitutional Court, it is expected that the Executive will send the trade agreement documentation to the National Assembly for ratification. Foreign Trade Minister Juan Carlos Cassinelli said the European Parliament is scheduled to vote on the ratification of the trade agreement on 13 December (El Comercio).