Andean Trade Preference Act


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Andean Trade Preference Act

United States legislation, enacted in 1991 and expanded in 2002, that reduces or eliminates tariffs and provides other preferential treatment to most imports coming from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. The 2002 expansion likewise provides duty free treatment of some products. The Act is meant to encourage production of goods other than narcotics, for which the Andean area is known. The Act has encouraged Andean countries to reduce their own tariffs on American exports. The structure that implements the Act is called the Andean Trade Initiative (ATI). See also: Caribbean Basin Initiative.
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6) A report released in September 2004, The Impact of the Andean Trade Preference Act, Tenth Report, 2003, covering developments during the year 2003 in an annual series of reports of the United States International Trade Commission, will contain tables that include some data cited, but not shown, in this article.
Bush refused to temporarily extend the US Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), which expired May 16.
As well, we talked about the need to get the Andean trade preference act passed out of United States Senate, to reconcile if there's any differences with the House of Representatives and to my desk as quickly as possible.
Because of legislation that the Congress has passed -- particularly the Andean Trade Preference Act -- today, almost all Colombian exports enter the United States duty free.
And Andean region leaders say renewal and expansion of the Andean Trade Preference Act, which allows products from the region to enter the US duty-free and is due for renewal on Dec.
has asked the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to investigate Colombia's eligibility as a beneficiary nation under the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), citing Colombia's refusal to enforce an international arbitration decision as a violation of the Act.
WASHINGTON -- Today the President signed legislation to extend the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) until December 31, 2008.
He urged Congress to extend and enlarge the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) to include Venezuela.
For more than 14 years, Peru has benefited from broad access to our markets under the Andean Trade Preference Act.
Under the 1991 Andean Trade Preference Act, tariffs were eliminated on Colombian flower imports in order to boost legitimate businesses and give Colombians an alternative to their illegal drug-based economy.
Capitol to commemorate the recent passage of the Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002 (TPA) and the extension of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA).
The main objective of this service is to provide the international trade community with technical assistance, and to promote trade with the designated countries of both the Andean Trade Preference Act and the Caribbean Basin Initiative.