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Bolivia: Restrictions on the Import of Used Clothing

Beginning on April 21, the Bolivian government placed restrictions on the import of used clothing. After an agreement was reached with this sector, the deadline soon passed much to the pleasure of national companies that produce new clothing. Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [ES] speculates that the deadline will not end the debate, because many in this used clothing sector will be asking for a two-year extension of the deadline citing that the government did not hold its end of the bargain.

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