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Government Changes Tariffs for Transportation of Hydrocarbons
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Bolivia
  • 02 July 2001

The government has amended Article 93 of the Regulation of Transportation of Hydrocarbons through Pipelines. New tariffs have been established by calculating the minimum return for every type of pipeline in the country.

Highest Bidder to Win Administration of Commerce Registry
  • Company & Commercial
  • Bolivia
  • 02 July 2001

The Commerce Registry must offer the administration of its main functions to a private entity by way of public bidding in a concession process. However, the registry will maintain the right to impose sanctions upon any person or entity that engages in commercial activities without registration.

Corporate Mergers Are Subject to Superintendency
  • Corporate Finance/M&A
  • Bolivia
  • 28 March 2001

The Law of the System of Sectorial Regulation governs mergers between companies in industries such as hydrocarbons, telecommunications, electricity and transportation. The relevant industries must consult the appropriate sectorial superintendency before any merger agreement.

YPFB Becomes Exclusive Distributor
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Bolivia
  • 19 March 2001

Bolivia now has an exclusive wholesale dealer for the marketing of gasoline and diesel oil produced in the country. Purchase/sale contracts will be entered into so that the internal market can be supplied with these products.

Partially Government-Owned Corporations
  • Company & Commercial
  • Bolivia
  • 20 November 2000

This update discusses partially government-owned entities, which are considered to be entities organized under private law. Their formation, incorporation and directorship are reviewed.

Transportation of Hydrocarbons
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Bolivia
  • 20 November 2000

The procedure for obtaining a concession for the construction and operation of pipelines, stations and plants for the transportation of hydrocarbons is regulated by the Hudrocarbons Superintendency. Generally, transportation is regulated by the principle of free access so that everyone has the right to access contract transportation services.

Functions of the Commerce Registry
  • Company & Commercial
  • Bolivia
  • 02 October 2000

The Commerce Registry regulates and guarantees the exercise of commerce under the supervision of the Ministry of Economic Development.

Government Concedes to Public Pressure
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Bolivia
  • 02 October 2000

The government has implemented a decree to reduce the domestic price of oil following public dissatisfaction with high prices.

Overview (July 2000)
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Bolivia
  • 24 July 2000

Including: Exploration, Exploitation and Commercialization; Hydrocarbon Transportation and Natural Gas Distribution; Refining and Industrialization; Mandatory Easements

Overview (July 2000)
  • Company & Commercial
  • Bolivia
  • 24 July 2000

Including: Corporations; Limited Liability Company

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