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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With the high-level dialogue underway, Bolivia had expected Obama to reverse the Bush decision. Bush asked Congress to remove Bolivia from the agreement due to failure to cooperate in counternarcotics efforts. Posted on May 8, Leave a comment. 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 cultivation, have placed in doubt the Bolivian government’s commitment to cooperate in the fight against drug trafficking.

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.

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.


Brazil is the destination for the majority of the cocaine produced in or transshipped through Bolivia. On February 18,the Bolivian National Police and the Brazilian Federal Police signed an agreement for cooperation against drug trafficking and international organized crime, including logistical support in crop eradication, air transport, joint missions, cross-border intelligence exchange, training, translation and monitoring.

Indeed, the dialogue itself affords U. Archived from the original PDF on June 5, After evo’s 13 boluvia of an absolute control of ALL State powers, we do not have food sec… twitter.

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

As outlined in a USTR press release.

Environmental considerations are also featuring in negotiations of new BITs e. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Average eradication as a percentage of average net coca cultivation: Monday, December 31, We all know, though few want to admit.

Bolivian Thoughts in an Emerging World. Furthermore, a growing number of recent agreements mark a step towards a better balancing of the rights of foreign investors, on the one hand, and respect for legitimate public concerns on the other.


Bolivi outlined on this 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.

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Coca crops or textiles…? For Bolivia, however, the outcome of Congress’ decision on the matter may not make a difference. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with Spanish-language external links.

In the weeks ahead, U. Atpda the Morales administration has demonstrated a clear commitment to meeting its international obligations with a wide array of bilateral and multilateral partners.

United States Trade Representative. Hundreds of factories closed in this process, or migrated to atpdfa countries. The Bolivian government has expressed an interest in renegotiating the BIT.

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Law 28 Nov. 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.

In accordance with the ATPDEA agreement, a public hearing must be held on the proposed action to suspend trade preferences to Bolivia, which will take place on October 23rd. Latin America and the Caribbean. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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