Monday, May 6th 2013 - 05:18 UTC

Bolivia full incorporation to Mercosur now rests on legislative approval from other members

Bolivia has completed the presentation of its Mercosur incorporation protocol, which opens the way for the parliaments of the different member-countries to begin considering and ratifying her full membership. Once completed Bolivia becomes the sixth full member next to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Morales will now participate in the summits as full member

In a short release delivered from Montevideo, Mercosur Secretariat’s seat, the Bolivian foreign office said that the event took place last week during the block’s coordination meeting which established the timetable for the incorporation of Bolivia, and for the different chapters to be completed in the next 180 days when it should become effective.

By then Bolivia must have ready the timetable for the adoption of the norms code belonging to the trade block and another referred to the common external tariff which includes exceptions and the Mercosur origin-rule regime.

Another area to be defined is conditions for negotiations with third countries or group of countries for the incorporation of Bolivia, in line with the international instruments and accords agreed by the rest of the Mercosur members.

To achieve these objectives Mercosur agreed to create four work groups, one of trade and tariffs; another on relations with third blocks; a third on incorporation of norms and regulations, and finally another in charge of functioning and structure of the block, all of which are scheduled to meet in June in Montevideo.

With the presentation of the protocol, Bolivia is entitled to participate in all of Mercosur meetings and in the next presidential summit, June 28.

President Evo Morales signed last 7 December during the Mercosur summit in Brasilia the Adhesion protocol for Bolivia.

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1 Stevie (#) May 06th, 2013 - 05:49 am Report abuse
And there...
2 ManRod (#) May 06th, 2013 - 09:05 am Report abuse
Club of losers and failed states...just fits that Bolivia gets in.
3 Captain Poppy (#) May 06th, 2013 - 09:48 am Report abuse
Now that they are inducting another sock puppet....they battle of who will be the puppet master will be down the road in the not too distant future. Odd how people like morales can rise to tribe leader and in argentina, la campora beats and kills them.
4 JamesS (#) May 06th, 2013 - 02:32 pm Report abuse
Didn't Maduro make a bold statement saying he will get the presidency of Mercosur...
5 ChrisR (#) May 06th, 2013 - 03:48 pm Report abuse

But the Little Bird did promise it you know!

Complete load of losers in Mercosur and Pepe needs to get on with the expansion of trade to the USA with or without the permission of MS.
6 Captain Poppy (#) May 06th, 2013 - 05:33 pm Report abuse
OMG! Who would have thunk this would happen!!! What a truly glorious day..........for the utterly backward and anti democratic.
Another step forward for dictrocracy.
Though I think Chief morales is a step backward even for mercosur. Not like they are without infighting currently, but I can hardly wait to see it expand
7 Brit Bob (#) May 06th, 2013 - 06:37 pm Report abuse
Bolivia's ridiculously weak ICJ case against Chile.
8 yankeeboy (#) May 06th, 2013 - 09:34 pm Report abuse
South ALBA

good freaking luck
9 Conqueror (#) May 06th, 2013 - 09:54 pm Report abuse
@4 It wasn't bold. Having had argieland and Brazil act illegitimately to get Venezuela in, it's Venezuela's “turn” to hold the presidency. Of course, a fair and intelligent organisation would tell Venezuela to wait until the presidency to go round one more time AFTER Paraguay is reinstated!
10 Baxter (#) May 06th, 2013 - 11:44 pm Report abuse
9 Conqueror . A great comment and so true !
11 Anglotino (#) May 07th, 2013 - 10:45 am Report abuse

Congratulations Morales you have won one of the last tickets to sail away on the Titanic.

Now please board and ignore the lack of lifeboats and make yourself comfortable.
12 Captain Poppy (#) May 09th, 2013 - 12:43 am Report abuse
Chief bumbles at work legitimizing coca:

he will a great addition to mercosur........pssssst, next haircut chief.......leave the bowl home.

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