ANNOUNCEMENT 11 Sep 2009
In September 2009, the government of Colombia announced a change in financial export support.
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Official Gazette of Colombia. Diario Oficial. Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural. Resolución 254. pp. 1. Available at: http://jacevedo.imprenta.gov.co/tempDownloads/47D4721509277320985.pdf
Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations. FAOLEX Database. Resolución Nº 254 - Incentivos sanitarios para banano, flores, follajes, plátano y camarón. Available at:http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC089712/
U.S. Department of State (in English),
On 11 September 2009, Colombia's Ministry of Agriculture adopted Resolution No. 254 introducing new financial support mechanisms entitled the sanitary incentive for flowers and foliage ISFF, the sanitary incentive for bananas ISB, the sanitary incentive for plantains ISP, and the sanitary incentive for prawns ISC, all of which targeted exclusively at Colombian exporters of flowers, foliage, bananas, plantains and prawns, leading to a de facto export subsidy. For example, the ISFF is endowed with USD 50 million per year. According to the U.S. Department of State, the ISFF subsidy amounts to USD 3 cents per dollar of exports.