TRADE PREFERENCE PROGRAMS
The Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA)
If you have any questions about this program, please contact Richard Stetson at the U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Textiles and Apparel at 202-482-3400 or by e-mail.

The Andean Trade Preference Act was enacted in 1991 to combat drug production and trafficking in the Andean countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The program offered trade benefits to help these countries develop and strengthen legitimate industries. The Andean Trade Preference Act was expanded under the Trade Act of 2002, and called the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA). It provided duty-free access to U.S. markets for approximately 5,600 products. Due to the fact that Colombia and Peru implemented Free Trade Agreements with the U.S., and Bolivia and Ecuador become ineligible, the ATPDEA expired on July 31, 2013.

Summaries: U.S. Trade Data Commercial Availability
Limits on Apparel Articles assembled in ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country Fabric
CBP duty refunds on ATPDEA qualifying shipments from February 12, 2011 to October 31, 2011

For More Information Legislative History and Text


Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA)
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, DC 20230
Phone: (202) 482-5078  |  Fax: (202) 482-2331
OTEXA@trade.gov