imports from ATPA countries in 2001-2003 in those leading ATPDEA
product categories that contain significant portions of newly duty-free imports under the expanded ATPA.
The comments were surprising because the US removed Bolivia from the list of ATPDEA
beneficiaries because of the latter's lack of cooperation in drug fighting.
, which was extended through December 2010, plays a pivotal role in Colombia's economic growth.
27 letter, Levin said he is a "staunch" supporter of the ATPDEA
and "will work hard to ensure its renewal" before the Dec.
"The difference between the free trade agreement and the ATPDEA
[Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act] is that the latter is temporary and to plan your investment and development with a temporary accord limits you."
This year may be different: December 31 may mark the expiration of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA
We are confident that this Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will produce dividends for Colombia well in excess of the benefits currently enjoyed under the Andean Trade Preference and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA
(16) Esos son: el Sistema Generalizado de Preferencias (SGP), la Ley de Recuperacii?1/2n Econi?1/2mica de la Cuenca del Caribe (LRECC), que norma la aplicacii?1/2n de la Iniciativa de la Cuenca del Caribe (ICC); la Ley sobre Asociacii?1/2n Comercial de la Cuenca del Caribe (CBPTA), basada en la LRECC; la Ley de Preferencias Comerciales para los Pai?1/2ses Andinos (LPCPA), modificada por la Ley de Preferencias Comerciales y Erradicacii?1/2n de la Droga para los Pai?1/2ses Andinos (ATPDEA
); y la Ley sobre Crecimiento y Oportunidades para i?1/2frica (AGOA).
Manufacturing also gathered momentum, in the most recent months primarily owing to a trade deal signed in 2002 with the United States, the so-called Andean Trade Preference and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA
) which allows thousands of products duty-free entry into the U.S.