The purpose of this preference system is to foster economic development in the Andean countries to provide alternatives to coca production. 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. Thus, the U. On December 4, , under the George H.
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CBP Information Center. Top Travel Topics. Take an Experience Survey. The Andean Trade Preference Act was enacted in to encourage the Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to reduce drug-crop cultivation and trafficking by authorizing the U. President to grant tariff preferences to qualifying Andean products in order to foster trade and to help these countries develop and strengthen legitimate industries.
The program offered duty-free treatment through July 31, to certain imports, provided that the countries meet certain criteria. It provided duty-free access to U. The President's authority to provide preferential treatment was initially provided for a year period, and this authority was extended several times, sometimes retroactively, through July 31, , when it lapsed. At that time, when the President's authority to provide preferential treatment terminated, only Ecuador was eligible to receive such treatment.
Peru and Colombia were removed from eligibility in and , respectively, and Bolivia was removed in As of September , the President's authority to provide preferential treatment had not been renewed. Trade Representative's Web site. Welcome to the. Don't know what to ask? Submit a. Report Illegal. Take An.
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