Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa, does not matter on the U.S. suspending the tariff preferences, Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA), in response to the diplomatic asylum that Ecuador granted to Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.
“Ecuador does not sell its sovereignty, the U.S. can keep their tariff preferences,” Correa said yesterday during a talk at the Carondelet Palace, Quito.
Correa said the ATPDEA has become an American Blackmail instrument.
He insisted that the preferential system is linked to the fight against drugs and has nothing to do with Julian Assange’s case. MZ