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Cablegate: Bolivia Sugar Quota

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHLP #1529 3091935
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 051935Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY LA PAZ
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1935
INFO RUEHPE/AMEMBASSY LIMA 0013
RUEHRC/USDA FAS WASHDC
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC 1373

UNCLAS LA PAZ 001529

SIPDIS

PASS TO USTR LESLIE O'CONNOR; USDA/FAS, RONALD
LORD;EEB/TPP/ABT, JOHN MENARD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON EAGR BL FAO FAS
SUBJECT: BOLIVIA SUGAR QUOTA

REF: STATE 106302

In response to the referenced action request, ECONOFF met
with Humberto Zambrana, Director General de Exportaciones,
and Cecilia Cabrera, Jefe de la Unidad de Regulacion de las
Exportaciones, in the Ministry of Productive Development and
Plural Economy on October 23. At that meeting ECONOFF
advised the Government of Bolivia of their 2010 TRQ
allocation. The Director General responded that Bolivia
intended to fill its entire sugar quota for Fiscal Year 2010,
and that should an additional allocation be available,
Bolivia could supply additional sugar to the United States.
Through subsequent written communication and a meeting held
November 3, the ministry communicated the allocation of the
quota to specific producers and Certificates for Quota
Eligibility 2010-BO-99 through 2010-BO-103 were issued.
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