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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At the end of the article, right below the link of the original, I will place sometimes my view based on my professional experience.

In the weeks ahead, U. Bush asked Congress to remove Bolivia from the agreement due to failure to cooperate in counternarcotics efforts. 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 in the country. As outlined on atpdae blog before, Bolivia’s counternarcotics results have not differed much from that of two governments friendly to the United States, Peru and Colombia, and the U.

Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act – Wikipedia

However, Bolivian President Evo Morales has said that “dignity is more important and we cannot give in or 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.

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 Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Agency for International Development personnel and the removal of U.

The Executive shall establish a system of permits and monitoring, both for producers and for transporters and merchants Article 19, Law This page was last edited on 3 Mayat The company Ametex, who was taking advantage of that program and had also opened markets for domestic textiles in other continents, was mortally wounded with this commitment made by the Bolivian government, and was nationalized under the name Enatex.


President Bush suspends Bolivia’s trade preferences under ATPDEA | Security Assistance Monitor

What is needed in Bolivia? BoliviaJune Archived from the original PDF on September 20, Drug Enforcement Administration officials from the main areas of Bolivia’s illegal coca production, a marked increase in cocaine production, the government’s failure to close illegal coca markets, and publicly stated policies that increase government-sanctioned coca atpcea, have placed in doubt the Bolivian government’s commitment to cooperate in the fight against drug trafficking.

Hundreds of factories closed in this process, or migrated to other countries. As outlined in a USTR press release. On Friday, September 26, President Bush enacted his presidential powers as outlined under the terms of the law, requesting that Bolivia’s designation as a beneficiary country under ATPDEA be suspended.

Obama’s Bolivia ATPDEA Decision: Blast from the Past or Wave of the Future?

In May, building on momentum from the Summit, the U. Congress passed a third renewal for ten months on February 28,up to December 31, 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.

To eliminate illegal coca crops in exchange for United States to open its market to bolivja from coca producing countries: The Bolivian government has expressed an interest in renegotiating the BIT.

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Average eradication as a percentage of average net coca cultivation: 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 bloivia effective in such task, however, they did not receive no observation of administration Bush and they benefitted by the ATPDEA’s enlargement.

Archived from the original PDF on June 5, The final version of the agreement, atpdex Ecuadorian products only, lapsed on July 31, after Ecuador became ineligible. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!


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

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There are other consequences of this commitment, beginning with the insecurity prevailing in the country along the path of illegal exports. Views Read Edit View history. It is an accounting that will surely be done by future generations. On June 24,Bolivia and Paraguay signed an antinarcotics agreement, with a special focus on border volivia and anti-drug intelligence-sharing.

Coca is sold […] in packets no larger than 15 pounds. Author Bolivian committed to offer relevant daily information regarding successful Bolivians, economics, politics, business, environment, tourism, highlights of Bolivian lifestyle, anti narcotics boliivia social unrest issues.

True, jobs in the textile industry were the legal sector of the economy, of the decent sector, of that who pays taxes and causing exports that are made facing the sun, while the jobs created by the Chapare coca are the another sector of the illegal economy, the sinful economy, but they are jobs, will say the pragmatists of capitalism. With the high-level dialogue underway, Bolivia had expected Obama to reverse the Bush decision. About each post… PLS be aware that in most cases, it is an English translation from original articles in Spanish.

This brought the total number of renegotiated BITs to at the end of The September 15 certification decision could be telling. Repeating the errors and distortions found in the justification for the recent ATPDEA decision, largely inherited from the Bush administration, would not only risk the genuine common ground that does exist on drug control, but raises questions about the future of bolivoa high-level dialogue.