Bolivia seeks more time to negotiate conditions with Chile state-owned firm regarding tariff increase

The Bolivian authority added that with the new tariff regime the port cost for Bolivian merchandise would have a 246% increase, so the unilateral treatment of tariffs in the Port of Arica is rejected.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Bolivian government began a communications offensive to impose its own conditions on Empresa Portuaria Arica (EPA) with respect to the tariff increase that the Chilean state-owned company generated to the Administration of Port Services of Bolivia (ASP-B) after the agreement signed between both state-owned companies expired on August 4.

The Chilean company, it should be recalled, offered ASP-B - which acts as a customs agent for Bolivian imports in Arica under the 1904 Treaty of Peace and Friendship - a 38% discount for a series of 23 services.

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