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Bolivia expands exports to china with beef protocol

By Orpan - 15/05/2019
Bolivia expands exports to china with beef protocol

On April 26, 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia, Diego Pary, and the Minister of the General Administration of Customs of China, Ni Yuefeng, signed a protocol in Beijing to secure the export of Bolivian beef to the Asian country. Both sides agreed to continuously strengthen bilateral cooperation on customs, inspection and quarantine by jointly signing a protocol on inspection, quarantine and veterinary sanitary requirements for beef.

On April 15, 2019, a Chinese delegation had visited the departments of Santa Cruz and Beni to positively evaluate the sanitary international standards that Bolivia uses regarding the processes of breeding, fattening and processing of beef.

The commercial relation between Bolivia and China has been on the rise since June 2018, when Presidents Evo Morales and Xi Jinping agreed to establish a strategic partnership focused on opening up the Chinese market to Bolivian products quinoa and coffee. In December both countries signed a protocol of phytosanitary requirements for the export of soybean.

By Orpan - 15/05/2019
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ORPAN was established in 1955 by brothers Joaquin Soruco (1908 – 1984) and Gonzalo Soruco (1910 – 1994). It was one of the first specialized law firms in patent and trademark matters in Bolivia.

The daughter of co-founder Joaquín Soruco, Mrs. Pilar Soruco, took over the direction of ORPAN in 1986.

At present, Mrs. Soruco is the main partner of ORPAN, working with a specialized team of more than 20 attorneys, assistants and paralegals. Among them is Mr. Wolfgang Ohnes, who previously was National Director of the Bolivian Patent and Trademarks Office and practitioner in the private sector since year 2000 in local and regional IP law firms.