ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Dec 2010

The Bolivian Government imposed the requirement to obtain a certificate to export soybean and sunflower seeds.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Ministry of Planning and Development. Ministerio de Planificación y Desarrollo. Decreto Supremo 0725. Available at: http://www.planificacion.gob.bo/uploads/marco-legal/DS0725.pdf

Inception date: 06 Dec 2010 | Removal date: open ended

Export licensing requirement

On December 6, 2010, the Bolivian Executive passed Supreme Decree 725 establishing compulsory export certificates for soybean, its derivates and sunflower seeds based on the verification of internal supply at a fair price. The new certificates were issued by the Ministry of Productive Development and Plural Economy upon request. Only exporters holding this certificate will be able to export these goods.

Update
On 9 May 2012, Bolivia's Cabinet Council adopted Decree No. 1223 eliminating the certificate requirement on sunflower seeds and oil (please, see related state act).

On 4 July 2012, Bolivia's Cabinet Council adopted Decree No. 1283 exempting soybean exports from the condition that the Bolivian market is well supplied and faces fair prices (please, see related state act).

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