ATPDEA

AcronymDefinition
ATPDEAAndean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act
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Solo estaba pendiente la declaracion formal de elegibilidad de Colombia al ATPDEA.
Michael Carter, Dole's Executive Vice President and General Counsel stated, "The ATPDEA has played a crucial role in encouraging Dole to make significant investments in the Andean region, such as our flower production -- which supports nearly 6,500 good paying jobs in the region.
Under the ATPDEA, which expired in February, 72% of the South American country's exports were allowed to enter the US duty free.
Peor aun: senadores como el republicano Chuck Grassley, del estado agricultor de Iowa, han manifestado que no es necesario renovar el ATPDEA para Bolivia y Ecuador, y que incluso es contraproducente por las estrechas relaciones que tienen con el presidente venezolano Hugo Chavez.
Segun lo informado por las agencias de noticias internacionales, la ampliacion del ATPDEA se discutiria en el Congreso norteamericano independientemente de la Ley de comercio de ese pais, que tambien esta en su agenda.
Por otro lado, el pais corre el riesgo de que en los procesos de negociacion del TLC algunos de sus principales productos de exportacion que ahora gozan de libre entrada al mercado norteamericano, por estar bajo el ATPDEA, sean puestos en las diferentes canastas definidas en este proceso con aranceles y periodos de desgravacion (9).
62) For more information, see the following reports: USITC Publication 4037; Confederacion de Empresarios Privados de Bolivia, The Importance of ATPDEA for Bolivia, October 2008; and Universite de Lausanne (Unil), ATPDEA's End: Effects on Bolivian Real Incomes, by Olivier Cadot, Etchel M.
The Bolivian Government is lobbying for an extension of ATPDEA trade preferences and approval of a compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
The Andean Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) had been set to include Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru in an effort to replace and enhance ATPDEA preferences, but the deal devolved into a set of bilateral treaties when Peru and then Colombia finished negotiations without their neighbors (see NotiSur, 2006-01-13 and 2006-03-10).
Argentinean clothing exports also bounced back while Colombia benefited from special US access under ATPDEA.
Luego, en agosto de 2002 se creo el ATPDEA (siglas en ingles del Acuerdo de Promocion Comercial Andino y Erradicacion de Drogas), renovando y ampliando las preferencias arancelarias concedidas a los paises andinos por el ATPA.
The study said that Bolivia and the three other Andean countries in negotiations with the US would lose out badly on zero-tariff preferences currently in effect from 2002-2006 under the ATPDEA if they allowed the act to lapse without a new agreement.