the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA. and Bolivia and Ecuador become ineligible, the ATPDEA expired on July. In its previous extension of the program, Congress stipulated that Bolivia would not receive ATPA/ATPDEA benefits after June 30, , unless by that date the. Posts about ATPDEA written by Bolivian Thoughts. decision not to be bound to the program to eliminate illegal coca posed by the ATPDEA.

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A final, reconciled bill awaits approval.

Seventh Report to the Congress on the Operation of the Andean Trade Preference Act as Amended

However, Bolivian President Evo Morales has said that “dignity is more important and we cannot give in atdpea back down,” giving the impression that Bolivia’s counternarcotics efforts will not change to fall in line with the policies of the United States, despite warnings by the Bolivian Institute of International Trade IBCE that this could be “terrible. Brazil is the destination for the majority of the cocaine produced in or transshipped through Bolivia.

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Apart from this lesson of crude pragmatism of the most rabid capitalism, the question of whether employment by employment, illegal coca crops as defended with blood and fire by the government of Boliia Morales, created enough jobs to replace those that have been closed in this long crisis of the textile sector. Trade Representative Susan Schwab, the United States “regret[s] that the proposed suspension that is prompted by the Bolivian government’s actions could affect hard-working Bolivians Ministry of Economy and Public Finance.

With another drug control certification decision looming on September 15, the Obama administration has the chance to move beyond the distortions that have come to dominate perceptions of Bolivian drug policy in Washington. Posted on May 8, Leave a comment. BoliviaJune Coca crops or textiles…?


The purpose of this preference system is to foster economic development in the Andean countries to provide alternatives to coca production.

The private sector supported the argumentation of the national Government in its testimonies and demonstrated the negative impact that would have the suspension of the ATPDEA in production, the poverty and the Bolivian exports.

On January 13,Bolivia and Argentina, the second-largest destination of Bolivian cocaine, signed a similar agreement.

However, as it looks right now, Bolivia will be removed from the list of ATPDEA designated countries at least through the end of the Bush administration in January The final version of the agreement, covering Ecuadorian products only, lapsed on July 31, after Ecuador became ineligible.

When the government announced the dismissal of workers of the National Textile Corporation Enatexit should be disclosed for reasons of national accounting and awareness, the number of jobs that illegal coca has created in the country. Bush asked Congress to remove Bolivia from the agreement due to failure to cooperate in counternarcotics efforts.

SICE: Trade Policy Developments: ATPA

Choose from specific categories: Bolivia has installed capacity to industrialize coca production and its derivatives, since coca has no narcotic effects, but the United States does not make any difference between coca and cocaine. Un viaje al mercado… on A journey into the Amazon Jagu…. Tagged AmetexATPDEAbad politicscocaine productioncorruption in public officedemocracy in perilnarcotraffickpublic policy failurestextiles.

Average eradication as a percentage of average net coca cultivation: Email Subscription PLS enter your email boilvia to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Archived from the original PDF on June 5, Hundreds of factories closed in this process, or migrated to other countries.

United Nations’s data demonstrate it: Under the terms of the agreement, the President may withdraw or suspend the designation of a country as a beneficiary country if the country is not satisfying the eligibility criteria. The country has opted, when the MAS government is in charge of national bets, for the illegal economy. Environmental considerations are also featuring in negotiations of new BITs e.


I will use these [brackets] to place inside the article my opinion or a clarifying remark. From Washington the Minister of Economy, Luis Arce Catacora, informed that in the audience granted to the Bolivian mission, lead by the Bolivian authority, it was demonstrated with conclusive figures that the national Government not only improved the results of the fight against the drugs but also that the country was more effective in such task, however, they did not receive no observation of administration Bush and they benefitted by the ATPDEA’s enlargement.

Retrieved from ” https: Coca crops or textiles When the government announced the dismissal of workers of the National Textile Corporation Enatexit should be disclosed for reasons of national accounting and awareness, the number of jobs that illegal coca has created bbolivia the country.

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ATPDEA | Bolivian Thoughts in an Emerging World

On June 24,Bolivia and Paraguay signed an antinarcotics agreement, with a special focus on border control and anti-drug intelligence-sharing. At the end of the article, right below the link of the original, I will place sometimes my view based on my professional experience. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

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