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Cablegate: Delivery of Shrimp/Turtle Certification Information

VZCZCXYZ0006
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBO #1678 1281634
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 071634Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY BOGOTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2656
INFO RUEHCV/AMEMBASSY CARACAS 0379
RUEHPE/AMEMBASSY LIMA 6185
RUEHLP/AMEMBASSY LA PAZ MAY QUITO 6837
RUEHZP/AMEMBASSY PANAMA 1652
RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA 8181

UNCLAS BOGOTA 001678

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIS ETRD SENV CO
SUBJECT: DELIVERY OF SHRIMP/TURTLE CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

REF: STATE 47172

1. Econoff contacted the Colombian Ministry of External
Relations (MRE) North America Desk Officer Sergio Suarez on
May 7 in response to reftel. Econoff advised Suarez that on
May 1, 2008 Colombia was certified under P.L. 101-162 and can
export all categories of shrimp to the U.S. in the coming
year. Econoff provided Suarez with the texts of the
"Certification to Congress" and "Media Note" regarding
certification (English version and unofficial Spanish
translation).

2. Econoff also contacted the Colombian Fisheries Institute
Deputy Director Martha Lucia de la Pava on May 7 and provided
the same information and texts.
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