ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Jul 2009

In July 2009, the government of Venezuela announced an altered import quota.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Ministerio Del Poder Ppoluar para el Comercio. (15 July 2009). Pa' empez?: Otorgadas 10.000 licencias de importaci?n a General Motors y Kia. Available at http://www.mincomercio.gob.ve/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=287:pa-empeza-otorgadas-10000-licencias-de-importacion-a-general-motors-y-kia&catid=34:noticias-web&Itemid=85

Ministerio Del Poder Ppoluar para el Comercio. (10 August 2009). Fortalecidas negociaciones de empresarios argentinos y venezolanos. Available at http://www.mincomercio.gob.ve/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=310:fortalecidas-negociaciones-de-empresarios-argentinos-y-venezolanos&catid=34:noticias-web&Itemid=85

Ministerio Del Poder Ppoluar para el Comercio. (11 August 2009). Suscriben acuerdos comerciales en ?reas agr?cola e industrial. Available at http://www.mincomercio.gob.ve/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=313:-suscriben-acuerdos-comerciales-en-areas-agricola-e-industrial-&catid=34:noticias-web&Itemid=85

Ministerio Del Poder Ppoluar para el Comercio. (6 April 2010). Venezuela fortalece con Rusia ?rea comercial y metrol?gica. Available at http://www.mincomercio.gob.ve/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=538:venezuela-fortalece-con-rusia-area-comercial-y-metrologica&catid=34:noticias-web&Itemid=85

Ministerio Del Poder Ppoluar para el Comercio. (7 April 2010). Presidentes Ch?vez y Mujica firmaron ocho convenios de cooperaci?n. Available at http://www.mincomercio.gob.ve/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=540:presidentes-chavez-y-mujica-firman-ocho-convenios-de-cooperacion&catid=34:noticias-web&Itemid=85

Noticias 24. (6 April 2010). Venezuela autoriza a importar casi 14.000 veh?culos desde Ecuador. Available at http://economia.noticias24.com/noticia/20103/venezuela-autoriza-a-importar-casi-14000-vehiculos-desde-ecuador/


Inception date: 01 Jan 2009 | Removal date: 01 Jan 2010
Still in force

Import quota

Early in 2009, the Venezuelan government announced that it would reduce the number of imported vehicles to 30'000, down from 130'000 the previous year. Since then, the responsible ministry has awarded import licences to selected trading partners. No official import licence target has sofar been announced for 2010.
 
On 15 July 2009, the government issued licences for 10'000 vehicles imported from Ecuadorian plants of KIA and General Motors.
 
On 11 August 2009, the government announced imports of 10'000 vehicles from Argentina. This quota had initially been assigned to imports from Colombia but was withdrawn in protest against the Colombian-US agreement for further cooperation against narcotic trafficking.
 
On 6 April 2010, it was officially announced that 5'000 vehicles would be imported from Russian plants of Autovaz. According to a press report, the government has also agreed to import a furhter 14'000 vehicles from Ecuador.
 
On 7 April 2010, the ministry published plans to import 5'000 vehicles from Uruguay.

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