ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Mar 2012

In March 2012, the government of Bolivia announced an altered export quota.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



Decree No. 1163 of 2012 (in Spanish),
http://helpdesk.aduana.gob.bo:8010/publicar/documentos/CIRCULAR/gestion2012/mes3/CIR%202012-062.PDF
Decree No. 1223 of 2012 (in Spanish),
http://helpdesk.aduana.gob.bo:8010/publicar/documentos/CIRCULAR/gestion2012/mes5/CIR%202012-116.PDF

Inception date: 14 Mar 2012 | Removal date: 17 Oct 2012
Still in force

Export quota

On 14 March 2012, Bolivia's Cabinet Council adopted Decree No. 1163 allowing exports of yellow corn, broken and paddy rice, and meat. The export quota for yellow corn is set at 30,000 tonnes, for broken and paddy rice at 20,000 tonnes, and for meat at 2,000 tonnes. Further, these exports are only allowed upon submission of the certificate proving that the domestic market is well-supplied at fair prices. This measure enters into force as of the date of its publication in the Official Gazette, on 14 March 2012. 

According to UN Comtrade, no country has traded with Bolivia on the stated tariff lines exceeding 1 million USD in 2011. Hence, no countries are listed as affected trading partners.

Update
On 9 May 2012, Bolivia's Cabinet Council adopted Decree No. 1223 increasing the export quota for yellow corn from 30,000 to 60,000 tonnes. The submission of the certificate proving that the domestic market is well-supplied at fair prices is still required (please, see related state acts).

On 4 July 2012, Bolivia's Cabinet Council adopted Decree No. 1283 exceptionally allowing exports of maximum 300,000 tonnes of soybeans (please, see related state acts).

On October 17, 2012, the Cabinet Council of Bolivia adopted Supreme Decree No. 1383 increasing from 35,000 to 80,000 tonnes of sorghum (please, see related state acts).

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