3 Bolivia Logistics Services

Bolivia Logistics Services

The National Government has established two companies for strategic storage thought to control the increase of prices and speculation, because of shortages due to seasonal problems in the agricultural calendar and after-effects of calamities or natural events not controlled, in the process of reconstruction.

EMAPA; Empresa de Apoyo a la Producción de Alimentos (A Company to Support the Production of Food), as a tool to support agricultural production, by promoting small agricultural producers through delivery of supplies without interests and buying, stockpiling production for widespread consumption of the population. It does not matter whether they are products for trading because it has invested in the construction of 2 plants with capacity of 50,000 metric tons grain storage each.

INSUMOS BOLIVIA: A Company thought to support the stabilization of prices of national products/supplies, to stabilize national internal market and lower the prices that rise due to speculation because of local demand. It is also authorized to monetize donations and support the process of import and export of goods of high impact for production, and trade them. It has approximately 5,000 M2 of storage in capital cities of the country.

The Government exercises control over enterprises of agricultural products with capacity to export sugar, oil, rice, and soybean, so they first cover domestic consumption demand and then export their surpluses.

As regards transportation of passenger and cargo services, vehicle rental, customs agents and cargo handling equipment, internet services and accommodation, they are private businesses regulated by the State authority, in the sector corresponding to their registration and operating license.

Power generation, fuel transportation (liquid and gas) and telecommunications, are State enterprises, under the law of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

Social demand issues from labor unions and other labor sectors due to tariff increases have not affected the delivery of basic services and the period of the conflict is not greater than 5 to 7 days, which is resolved by the Government authority, by Government-aligned social controls.

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