EC Ecuador
  • 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar

Waters, including natural or artificial mineral waters and aerated waters, not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter nor flavoured; ice and snow (HS 2201)

Proyecto de Segunda Revisión del Reglamento Técnico Ecuatoriano PRTE INEN 055 (2R) "Aguas Minerales y Aguas Purificadas" (Draft second revision (2R) of Ecuadorian Standardization Institute Technical Regulation PRTE INEN No. 055 "Mineral water and purified water") (10 pages, in Spanish)

The notified Technical Regulation establishes the requirements to be met by mineral water and purified water, prior to the marketing of domestic and imported products, with the aim of protecting human health and preventing misleading practices.

The notified Technical Regulation applies to the following products:

·         Natural mineral water:

o     Natural carbonated mineral water;

o     Natural non-carbonated mineral water;

o     Natural mineral water fortified with gas from the spring;

o     Natural mineral water with added carbon dioxide;

o     Natural decarbonated mineral water;

·         Mineral water not packaged at the source;

o     Non-carbonated mineral water;

o     Mineral water with added carbon dioxide;

o     Decarbonated mineral water.

o     Packaged purified water:

o     Packaged purified water;

o     Packaged purified mineral water.

The notified Technical Regulation does not apply to:

·         Drinking water; 

.         Purified water for pharmaceutical use.