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Thursday, February 14

iWon / Reuters Bush Defers Duties on Andean Nation Imports 90 Days: "After Congress failed to renew the Andean Trade Preferences Act (ATPA) in 2001, exporters in the four countries have faced duties on cut flowers, asparagus and a long list of other products they had been able to ship to the United States since 1991 without paying import taxes. The trade preferences have been a key part of the U.S. strategy for fighting drug production in the region by providing incentives for other employment." The U.S. government makes a gesture to keep the Andean countries in line.

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