Bolivia creates company to industrialize coca leaf

The new public company, Kokabol, will have the basic chemical processing of coca leaf and toothpaste as its main activity.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, June 29, the Bolivian government announced the official creation of the Public Productive Company for the Industrialization of the Bolivian Coca Leaf (Kokabol), destined for the processing, transformation, and commercialization of products derived from the coca leaf, according to the current Supreme Decree 4746.

President Luis Arce assured that the institution of the company also seeks to carry out "research and productive technological development of the coca leaf and medicinal . . .

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