EC Ecuador
  • 69 - Keramische Waren

6907.21.00 - Of a water absorption coefficient by weight not exceeding 0.5%; 6907.22.00 - Of a water absorption coefficient by weight exceeding 0.5% but not exceeding 10% 6907.23.00 - Of a water absorption coefficient by weight exceeding 10%; Bricks, blocks, tiles and other ceramic goods of siliceous fossil meals (for example, kieselguhr, tripolite or diatomite) or of similar siliceous earths (HS 6901); Refractory bricks, blocks, tiles and similar refractory ceramic constructional goods, other than those of siliceous fossil meals or similar siliceous earths (HS 6902); Unglazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; unglazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing.

Proyecto de Tercera Revisión del Reglamento Técnico Ecuatoriano PRTE INEN 033 (3R) "Baldosas cerámicas" (Draft third revision (3R) of Ecuadorian Standardization Institute Technical Regulation PRTE INEN No. 033 "Ceramic tiles") (14 pages, in Spanish)

The notified Technical Regulation establishes the requirements to be met by ceramic tiles, prior to the marketing of domestic and imported products, with the aim of preventing misleading practices.

The notified Technical Regulation applies to the following products:

Ceramic tiles listed in annexes A to M of ISO 13006:


Type of tile

Annex A

Extruded ceramic tiles - Group AIb, 0.5%

Annex B

Extruded ceramic tiles - Group AIIa-1, 3% < Eb ≤ 6%

Annex C

Extruded ceramic tiles - Group AIIa-2, 3% < Eb ≤ 6%

Annex D

Extruded ceramic tiles - Group AIIb-1, 6% < Eb ≤ 10%

Annex E

Extruded ceramic tiles - Group AIIb-2, 6% < Eb ≤ 10%

Annex F

Extruded ceramic tiles - Group AIII, Eb > 10%

Annex G

Dry-pressed ceramic tiles - Group BIa, Eb ≤ 0.5%

Annex H

Dry-pressed ceramic tiles - Group BIb, 0.5% < Eb ≤ 3%

Annex J

Dry-pressed ceramic tiles - Group BIIa, 3% < Eb ≤ 6%

Annex K

Dry-pressed ceramic tiles - Group BIIb, 6% < Eb ≤ 10%

Annex L

Dry-pressed ceramic tiles - Group BIII, Eb > 10%

Annex M

Extruded ceramic tiles - Group AIa, Eb ≤ 0.5%

The notified Technical Regulation does not apply to:

Tiles manufactured using a process other than the normal extrusion or dry-pressing process. It does not apply to decorative accessories or trims such as borders, corners, skirting boards, cornices, ceramic beads, stairs, curved tiles and other accessory pieces or mosaics (that is, any piece that can fit into an area of 49 cm2).