General Tourism Law "bolivia Tea Waiting"

Original Language Title: LEY GENERAL DE TURISMO “BOLIVIA TE ESPERA”

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LAW 292

LAW OF SEPTEMBER 25, 2012

LILLY GABRIELA MONTANO VIANA

PRESIDENT-IN-OFFICE OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA

For the Legislative Assembly Plurinational, has sanctioned the following Law:

PLURINATIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY,

D E C R E T A:

GENERAL LAW OF TOURISM

? BOLIVIA AWAITS YOU?

CHAPTER I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

ARTICLE 1. this Law aims to establish the general policies and the regime of the

tourism of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, in order to develop, disseminate, promote, encourage and encourage the productive activity of the public, private and community tourism sectors, by adapting to existing management models, strengthening the model of Community-based tourism, within the framework of the exclusive competences assigned to the central level of the State by The Political Constitution of the State.

ARTICLE 2. APPLICATION). The provisions of this Law apply to all public, private, mixed and community activities related to tourism on national territory, in accordance with current regulations.

ARTICLE 3. tourism is a strategic economic activity that should be developed in a sustainable way, responding to the following objectives:

a) Promote, develop and encourage domestic tourism, to strengthen the Multi-national identity and inter-cultural wealth.

b) Foster, develop, encourage and strengthen receptive and emissive tourism based on territorial management and dissemination of the? Destination Bolivia?, its attractions and tourist sites for the generation of economic income and employment that contribute to the growth of the tourist activity and to the Living Well of the Bolivian and Bolivian, strengthening the base tourism community.

c) Promote, develop and strengthen the tourism enterprises of rural, urban, indigenous peoples and indigenous peoples for the sustainable, responsible, diverse and plural use of natural heritage

d) Establish mechanisms for inter-institutional coordination between the territorial levels of the State, for the collection and redistribution of income from tourism activities, intended for development, promotion, promotion and dissemination of tourism.

e) Strengthening capacity operational, financial and planning of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, on the basis of the implementation and constant updating of a system of information and statistics of the tourism sector.

f) Implement regulatory mechanisms

g) Protecting sacred places and symbols, conserving natural resources, and respecting the identity of indigenous peoples originating from peasants, intercultural and Afro-Colombian communities.

ARTICLE 4. (IMPORTANCE AND STRATEGIC POSITIONING OF TOURISM).

I. The strategic importance of tourism lies in:

a) Revalorizing the natural and cultural heritage of indigenous peoples originating from peasants, intercultural and Afro-cultural communities.

b) Contribute to the establishment of social, cultural and economic relations between visitors and recipient populations.

c) Respect and conserve the environment, progressively and interlinked with cultural diversity.

d) Constituted in a economic activity which forms part of the national production matrix;

II. The strategic positioning of tourism implies that:

a) The Plurinational State of Bolivia, within the framework of its core competencies, commits the provision of financial resources for the development of the tourism sector in its various components, in pursuit of its positioning as a strategic, productive and sustainable activity.

b) The Plurinational State of Bolivia in the framework of its Central level competencies, will promote the establishment of policies credit oriented to the integral strengthening of the tourism sector.

ARTICLE 5. (PRINCIPLES). The tourism activity will be developed in the following principles:

a) Inclusion. Tourism policy promotes the incorporation of all forms of economic organization recognized in the Constitution. State policy, encouraging the formation of a level strategic alliance for the development of tourism.

b) Redistribution, Equity and Equality. The development of tourism activity, will boost distribution and redistribution of benefits, equal opportunities, fair treatment and harmonious relationship between tourism actors, respecting the forms of economic organization.

c) Responsibility. Tourism activity must be characterized by its exercise in a responsible manner, promoting the conservation of the environment environment, cultures, their rules and procedures, and the

established social order, so that the negative impacts of this activity are minimised and mitigated.

d) Solidarity and Complementarity. The tourism actors will act jointly with the Central State level and the autonomous territorial entities through coordination, cooperation and permanent complementarity between them.

ARTICLE 6. (DEFINITIONS). For the purposes of interpretation of this Law, the following definitions are set out:

a) Tourist Appeal. A set of material and immaterial elements, which can be transformed into a tourist product that has the capacity to influence the decision process of the tourist, causing travel of tourist flows from countries that are sending to the national territory, making the latter transform into a tourist destination.

b) Tourist Circuit. A set of tourist routes and tours that have attractions and tourist services, whose dynamic involves starting the tour with return to the place of departure, without spending two (2) times for the same place.

c) Destination Tourist. Space or geographical area with limits of physical nature, where the tourist products are developed for the use of the tourist, that they make up the? Destination Bolivia?.

d) Destination Bolivia. Territorial management of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, structured as a comprehensive, multi-sectoral and intercultural tourism offering where tourist destinations and products are developed, contextualized the image of Marca País that allows to transmit the tourist reality of Bolivia.

e) Tourist Entrepreneurship of Community Base. Any investment made by urban and rural communities, indigenous peoples and nations originating from peasants, intercultural and Afro-Colombian communities for the provision of tourist services, under the various forms of organization economic, which must achieve the harmony and sustainable development of their communities.

f) Promotion of Tourism. Activity aimed at strengthening the tourist offer of the? Destiny Bolivia? and/or the tourist destinations, through concrete measures that contribute to the development of the tourist activities, the improvement of the quality of the services, moreover guarantees the conditions for the preservation and maintenance of the attractions tourism, the generation of employment and the qualification of human resources.

g) Tourism Modes. It is the forms of tourism, which are related to the particular interest of the tourist; the classification of these modalities depends on the purpose or objective that motivates the tourist's journey and it can be tourism: Community, cultural, of nature, ecotourism, rural, adventure, agrotourism, health, gastronomic, spiritual and others.

h) Model of Community Base Tourism. Dynamic management model, in the framework of sustainable development of tourism, which is born and managed from the urban community base, rural, nations and indigenous peoples originating peasants, intercultural and Afro-olivianas communities, and which support the principles of complementarity, reciprocity, redistribution and others that protect life in the community in the framework of the? Living Well?.

i) Tourist Services Prestor. They are all forms of community economic organization, public and private, referring to services of lodging, intermediation, transfer, transportation, information, assistance, guidance, or any other related or complementary service to the tourism, that they are duly registered and authorized.

In the framework of this Law are considered providers of tourist services to: companies operating tourist receptive, tourist accommodation establishments in all their modalities and categories, travel and tourism enterprises in all their modalities and categories, exclusive tourist transport companies, conference and international tourism trade fairs, tour guides, tourist services and other related services that acquire the category of services tourism. The inherent aspects of the tourism service providers will be established through express regulation.

j) Tourism Promotion. A set of activities and means through which greater demand is generated by it? Destiny Bolivia? at the national and international level.

k) Tourism Regime. A set of regulations aimed at regulating the tourist activity in the Plurinational State of Bolivia, which in the framework of this Law includes aspects inherent to the operation of the service providers at national level, the adequate provision of tourist services and their consideration, incentives aimed at promoting and controlling internal and receptive tourism, promoting the development of scientific research and applied in tourism, establishing general standards for unifying information criteria tourism at national and international level, propose and implement policies in the field of tourism security in coordination with the competent authorities and other aspects that allow the fulfillment of the objectives of the National Plan of Tourism. This regime is an exclusive competence of the Competent Authority in Tourism at the State level.

l) Tourism Security. Exercise of the powers and management of all levels of the State, within the framework of the applicable law, in order to avoid situations of fact that adversely affect the tourist experience, propitiating that the tourist or the tourist is moved in a safe tourist space, free of real or potential risks. Being appropriate, it will positively impact the image of the destination.

m) Tourism. Activity that the person performs individually or in group, when moving during his travels and stays in places other than his or her environment usual, for rest, recreation, business and other activities, for a period of time no longer than one (1) year, according to current migratory regulations.

n) Emissive tourism. Form of tourism constituted by the and the inhabitants of a place that make trips outside their territory.

o) Tourism Receptive. It occurs when they arrive in the territory of the Plurinational State of Bolivia visitors from other nations with the intention of remaining a period of time, excluding the trade in borders.

p) Harmonic and Sustainable Tourism. Model of development, based on the economic viability of the tourist activity, whose objective is to rescue and protect the natural and cultural resources of a region, favoring the stability of the ecosystems and their biological processes This is the first time to improve the quality of life, and to generate social and economic benefits, by promoting better living standards for the visitor and the receiving community, based on the rational use and conservation of these resources, generating the continuous improvement of the quality in services and the diversification of supply

tourism, under the established legal order.

q) Community tourism. It is the direct relationship of entrepreneurship and the community, with visitors from a plurinational and intercultural perspective in the development of organized travel, with the consensus participation of its members, guaranteeing the proper management of natural resources, the valuation of cultural and territorial heritage, of nations and peoples, for the equitable distribution of the benefits generated for it? Living Well?.

r) Tourist. It is the person who visits any country or region other than that of their usual or permanent residence, regardless of the reason for their trip.

CHAPTER II

RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

ARTICLE 7. (RIGHTS OF TOURISTS). Las and tourists have the following rights:

a) Choose freely, within the territory of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the tourist destination of your preference.

b) Require that tourist services comply with the terms, conditions and prices offered, except for duly justified fortuitous cases or force majeure.

c) Formulate complaints and complaints concerning the tourist services received with the competent authorities.

d) competent authorities any abuse of his or her person or property during his/her stay.

e) Receive a timely response from the competent authorities, when making complaints, complaints or complaints.

f) Be informed in a timely manner by the tourism service provider, when they occur in a manner justified changes in prices, rates or conditions of the contracted services.

g) Receive the refund or refund of amounts that are in their favor for unjustified defaults in respect of the conditions of the provision of the services.

h) Be informed about the validity of the offers and

i) Contar with tourist security within the territory of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, through the competent authorities in order to enable among other purposes, the free transit of the tourists in the national territory.

ARTICLE 8. (OBLIGATIONS OF TOURISTS). Las and the tourists during their displacement and stay in the territory of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, must comply with the following obligations:

a) Respect the legal order of the country.

b) Not to commit discriminatory, unlawful acts or any behavior that may be harmful to the Bolivian State and society, nor to damage and/or destroy the environment of the place or facilities of the service providers

c) Preserve the environment and cultural heritage by complying with the regulations concerning their protection and preservation.

d) Respect cultural, popular, traditional and life forms of the

e) Respect and preserve the public and private assets that they save relationship to tourism and in the event of damage, to the corresponding remedies immediately.

f) To report any act or omission that generates or could cause damage or negative impacts to the tourist heritage.

g) Contar with a personal or transitional insurance when the tourist activity involves risk.

(h) Contar with services of companies and/or specialized tourist enterprises when tourism involves risk activities.

i) Request permission and/or authorisation for the taking of photographs and filming, when corresponds.

ARTICLE 9. (RIGHTS OF TOURISM SERVICE PROVIDERS). Tourist service providers have the following rights:

To exercise tourist activity within the territory of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, subject to prior authorization the competent authorities.

a) Receive support and incentives from the autonomous territorial entities in the promotion of their services.

b) Receive training in tourism.

c) Participate in the promotion and dissemination of the? Destiny Bolivia? in the framework of coordination and collaboration among tourism actors.

d) Contar with tourist security within the territory of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, through the competent authorities.

ARTICLE 10. (OBLIGATIONS OF THE TOURIST SERVICE PROVIDERS). Tourist service providers have the following obligations:

a) Meet the provisions laid down in this Law, its regulations, the National Tourism Plan, as well as the regulatory and supervisory provisions

b) To comply with the provisions laid down by the autonomous territorial entities in the field of tourism within the framework of their powers.

c) To provide the competent authorities with clear, precise, certain information, complete and timely with respect to the exercise of its activities, which is not strategic and/or confidential, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure.

d) Contribute to the preservation of the culture and environment of indigenous nations and indigenous peoples. Peasants, intercultural and Afro-Bolivian communities visited.

e) Contribute to the dissemination of information aimed at preserving and valuing the meanings and values of cultural and tourism heritage.

f) Meeting the forecasts of the management plans of the heritage sites and/or areas

g) Make known to the and the tourists the obligations and prohibitions contained in this Law.

h) Take responsibility for the unjustified defaults in the provision of tourist services.

i) Performs services in an individual or through way alliances in strategic partnerships with other tourism service providers, authorized at the national or departmental level.

CHAPTER III

GENERAL TOURISM POLICIES

ARTICLE 11. (GENERAL TOURISM POLICIES).

I. The general tourism policies set out in this Chapter shall be implemented by the central level of the State, within the framework of its powers.

II. The autonomous territorial entities will define their policies according to their faculties and competences, in the framework of the general policies established in this Law.

III. According to Law No 031 of 19 July 2010, the Framework of Autonomy and Decentralization? Andrés Ibanez?, the central level of the State, through the Competent Authority in Tourism, will define the responsibilities of the autonomous territorial entities, with respect to the establishment and development of the System of Registration, Categorization and Certification of tourism service providers and the Information System on national tourism supply, demand and quality of tourism activities.

IV. Civil society organized within the framework of the Constitution of the State, in accordance with Articles 241 and 242, will participate in the formulation of policies of the sector and the construction of the applicable regulations.

ARTICLE 12. (HARMONIOUS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM). The tourist activity carried out by the forms of economic, community, state and private organization, will be carried out in the framework of a harmonious and sustainable development, so that it has long-term economic sustainability and promote its growth based on a rational and responsible management in the environmental, cultural, social and economic.

ARTICLE 13. (MODALITIES OF THE TOURIST ACTIVITY). The tourist activity is developed under the modes of tourism: community, cultural, nature, ecotourism, rural, urban, adventure, agrotourism, health, gastronomic and others that arise in ARTICLE 14. The basis for the sector's demands and according to the country's socio-cultural, natural and geographical particularities.

ARTICLE 14. (COMMUNITY BASE TOURISM AND PRIVATE INITIATIVE). The Plurinational State of Bolivia, recognizes the following models of tourism management:

I. Community-based tourism is a management model that should be developed in a harmonious and sustainable way, through tourism enterprises where the urban and rural communities, nations and indigenous peoples of the peasants, Intercultural and Afro-olivian communities, participate in planning, organization and

tourism offering management.

II. The private-initiative tourism enterprises constitute a management model that in the framework of the constitutional guidelines, will develop in a harmonious and sustainable way, promoting the participation of their actors in the planning, organization and management of the tourist offer.

III. Tourism management models will be able to establish alliances that enable the development of the sector, in the framework of respect for its forms of organization and investments.

IV. The management models should take into account the principles of community life and fundamentally the complementarity in the provision of services and the redistribution of benefits from tourism. For this purpose, the tourism management models detailed in paragraphs I and II of this Article include:

a) The coordinated planning with the different levels of the State.

b) The structuring of the tourist offer under a system of cataloguing the resources, evaluation of the tourist potential, creation of appropriate conditions of infrastructural and services inherent to the tourist offer.

c) The regulation of the tourist operation, through the development of a system of registration of service providers tourism.

d) The creation of incentives for the promotion, promotion and dissemination of the? Destination Bolivia?.

e) Tourism awareness, in all sectors related to this activity.

f) The elaboration and implementation of national and international strategic agreements on tourism to promote and spread the? Destination Bolivia?.

ARTICLE 15. (NATIONAL TOURISM PLAN).

I. The Central level of the State through the Competent Authority in Tourism will develop and implement the National Plan of Tourism, in coordination with the autonomous territorial entities, that will contain programs, projects, strategies and instruments relating to the development of regulations, promotion, dissemination, promotion, prioritisation of tourist areas and tourism awareness. This National Tourism Plan will be subject to periodic modifications based on the tourism dynamics that are present in the State.

II. The autonomous territorial entities, within the framework of the National Plan of Tourism, will draw up their corresponding Tourism Plans.

ARTICLE 16. (TOURIST SOVEREIGNTY).

I. The companies that provide foreign tourist services that operate or intend to operate in national territory, must have the authorization of the Competent Authority in Tourism or in its defect to establish strategic alliances with companies legally established in Bolivia.

II. The establishment of strategic alliances between domestic and foreign companies should be informed to the Competent Authority in Tourism. The mechanisms applicable to this procedure will be established in specific regulations.

ARTICLE 17. (TOURISM IN PROTECTED AREAS) For the development of tourism activities in protected areas, tourism service providers shall have the authority granted by the Competent Authority in Tourism at the central level of the State or the autonomous departmental government in the field of tourism, as appropriate; and

with the corresponding authorization issued by the competent authority on protected areas, within the framework of the sectoral regulations established for the effect.

CHAPTER IV

REGISTER SYSTEM, CATEGORIZATION AND CERTIFICATION

TOURISM SERVICE PROVIDERS

ARTICLE 18. (SYSTEM OF REGISTRATION, CATEGORIZATION, AND CERTIFICATION OF

TOURISM SERVICE PROVIDERS).

I. The System of Registration, Categorization and Certification of tourist service providers is comprised of a set of rules, mechanisms and instruments aimed at meeting the objectives and implementing the guidelines of the National Plan of Tourism.

II. The Registration, Categorization, and Certification System for tourism service providers is comprised of the registration subsystem, categorization subsystem, and the certification subsystem.

III. The System of Registration, Categorization and Certification of tourist service providers, will have up-to-date information provided by the Autonomous Territorial Entities, in the framework of their responsibilities defined in the present Law.

ARTICLE 19. (SUBSYSTEMS FOR REGISTRATION, CATEGORISATION AND CERTIFICATION).

I. The Registration Subsystem is intended to permanently register and update information related to tourism service providers.

II. The categorization subsystem aims to establish the hierarchy of tourism service providers, which will be the only one recognized for national and international promotion.

III. The Certification Subsystem aims to establish criteria for complementarity, safety standards, and technical standards to raise the quality levels of tourism services.

IV. The Categorization and Certification Subsystems of the tourism service providers will be under the management and supervision of the Competent Authority in Tourism.

V. The operation and administration of these subsystems will be subject to express regulation.

ARTICLE 20. (RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CENTRAL LEVEL OF THE STATE). The central level of the State through the Competent Authority in Tourism, in the framework of the System of Registration, Categorization and Certification, and of the competences assigned in the Constitution State Policy and Law No. 031 Autonomy and Decentralization Framework? Andres Ibanez?, has the following responsibilities:

a) Authorize and supervise the operation of tourism service providers who develop activities in more than one Department.

b) Take a record of the (c) Categorising and classifying all registered tourist service providers at national level.

c) Categorising and classifying all registered tourist service providers at national level.

d) To certify the quality of all registered tourist service providers at the national level.

ARTICLE 21. (RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AUTONOMOUS TERRITORIAL ENTITIES).

I. Governments Autonomys Departmentalis, have the following responsibilities under the Registration, Categorization and Certification System:

a) Authorize the operation of service providers

b) Register in the system administered by the Competent Authority in Tourism, to the tourism service providers established in the Department.

c) Control the operation of tourist services, with the exception of those who by means of express municipal regulations would have been defined as municipal attribution; preserving the integrity of the national tourism policy and strategies.

d) Rissue updated information to the Competent Authority in Tourism, referred to to tourism service providers established in the Department, pursuant to Regulation.

II. The Municipal Autonomous Governments, in the framework of the System of Registration, Categorization and Certification, have the responsibility to supervise and control the operation of the tourist services that through the express municipal regulations have been defined as municipal attribution.

III. The Municipal Autonomous Governments, for the purposes of registration and at the request of the Authority in Tourism or the Autonomous Departmental Government, shall transmit updated information concerning the providers of tourist services established in its Municipality, pursuant to Regulation.

IV. Within the framework of Article 298, paragraph II, number 37 of the Constitution of the State, the autonomous territorial entities in the exercise of their powers shall apply the regulatory provisions issued by the Competent Authority. in Tourism, according to Article 24 of this Law.

CHAPTER V

NATIONAL TOURISM OFFERING INFORMATION SYSTEM,

DEMAND AND QUALITY OF TOURISM ACTIVITIES

ARTICLE 22. (INFORMATION SYSTEM ON THE NATIONAL TOURISM OFFER, THE

DEMAND AND THE QUALITY OF TOURISM ACTIVITIES).

I. The Information System on the national tourism supply, demand and quality of tourism activities is comprised of a set of rules, mechanisms and instruments aimed at meeting the objectives and implementing the guidelines of the National Tourism Plan.

II. The Information System on the national tourism supply, the demand and the quality of tourist activities aims to establish the general guidelines applicable to tourist attractions on natural heritage and cultural, tourist infrastructure, basic services, accessibility and resources available to operate the tourism system, which must be properly catalogued.

III. The operation and administration of this system will be subject to express regulation.

ARTICLE 23. (RESPONSIBILITIES OF STATE LEVELS).

I. The central level of the State, within the framework of the powers assigned to the Constitution of the State and Law No. 031 of 19 July 2010, the Framework Law on Autonomy and Decentralization? Andrés Ibanez?, regarding the Information System on the national tourism supply, the demand and the quality of tourism activities, has the following responsibilities:

a) Systematize the tourist offer in a tourist catalogue.

b) Establish the Management Plan for the heritage sites for tourist use, in order to be catalogued.

c) Prioritize the attractions and tourist areas, within the Marca Country. The methodology of prioritization will be established in express regulation.

d) Establish mechanisms to promote the attractiveness of heritage, natural, cultural and any other with tourist value.

e) the? Destiny Bolivia? at the national and international level as a component of the Country Brand.

II. The autonomous, departmental, municipal and indigenous territorial entities, originating in rural areas, will refer to the Competent Authority in Tourism, information updated on tourism supply, demand and quality of tourism activities, according to Regulation.

CHAPTER VI

INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK

ARTICLE 24. (MINISTRY OF CULTURES). The Ministry of Cultures, through the Viceministerium of Tourism, exercises the functions of the Competent Authority in Tourism.

ARTICLE 25. (AUTONOMOUS TERRITORIAL ENTITIES). The autonomous territorial entities assume the responsibilities set forth in this Law, referring to the System of Registration, Categorization and Certification of the Tourist Services and the Information System, on the offer National tourism, demand and quality of tourism activities.

ARTICLE 26. (COORDINATION).

I. The competent authority in Tourism and the autonomous territorial entities, will promote the formation of Councils of Sectoral Coordination in the field of tourism, as an advisory body of proposal and concertation between the different State levels, in accordance with Law No 031 of 19 July 2010, the Framework for Autonomy and Decentralization? Andres Ibanez? The formation of the Sectoral Councils will be subject to express regulation and will be able to count on the participation of the actors in the sector.

II. Public and/or private entities that have knowledge of the planning and/or execution of activities or events related to tourism, that compromise the image of the country and that are not stipulated in this standard, must inform the Competent Authority on Tourism in order to ensure that this instance carries out the respective monitoring.

CHAPTER VII

FINANCIAL REGIME AND PROMOTION FOR TOURISM ACTIVITY

ARTICLE 27. (SOURCES OF FUNDING AND RESOURCE DESTINATION).

I. The fulfilment of the competencies and attributions of the central level of the State, of the Competent Authority in Tourism, has the following sources of financing:

a) Transfers of the State Treasury, according to its financial availability.

b) Administrative Rate of Tourism Regulation.

c) Grants and credits for programs and projects in the tourism sector, managed under the current regulations.

d) Own resources and for the provision of tourist services.

ARTICLE 28. (SERVICES AND PROMOTION OF TOURISM).

I. For the purposes of applying this Law, the Administrative Rate of Tourism Regulation is created.

II. The tourism service providers will pay annually the Administrative Rate of Tourism Regulation, which will be charged for regulatory administrative services, inherent in the registration, categorization, certification of their Tourism and other activities. The calculation, conditions and application of the Administrative Rate of Tourism Regulation will be defined by express regulation.

III. The Administrative Rate of Tourism Regulation, will be administered by the State Treasury, which will allocate the resources that allow the performance of the functions of the Competent Authority in Tourism of the central level of the State.

ARTICLE 29. (MEDIA).

I. The national media, should promote actions of promotion and dissemination aimed at consolidating the plurinational identities from a tourism of social inclusion, through the positioning of the Country Brand and the offer integral national tourism, in order to create a tourist culture that seeks the preservation, protection and diffusion of the natural and cultural diversity, which in turn allows to position the tourist attractions of the country and the awareness

II. The parameters set out in the previous paragraph will be regulated by the Executive Body.

ARTICLE 30. (VALUE-ADDED TAX IN THE TOURISM SECTOR). For the purposes of the application of the value added tax (VAT) in the tourism sector, it is considered to be export of services: the sale of tourist services that the national operators of the Receptive Tourism in the exterior and the lodging services provided by hotel establishments to foreign tourists without domicile or residence in Bolivia. The respective procedure will be regulated by the Executive Body.

TRANSIENT Provisions

FIRST.

I. The recognized categories of legally authorized tourist service providers remain in force until the Registration, Categorization and Certification System Regulation is approved.

II. new undertakings applying for authorisation as a tour service provider may temporarily operate with the category with which it is identified until the registration, categorisation and registration system regulation is approved; Certification.

SECOND. As long as the content of Article 30 of this Law is regulated, Articles 42 to 46 of Supreme Decree No. 26085 of 23 February 2001 shall apply.

FINAL PROVISIONS

FIRST. The modifications to the Decree of the Organization of the Executive Body, in order to adapt the necessary powers of the Competent Authority in Tourism of the central level of the State, will be realized within a maximum period of forty five (45) days from The enactment of this Law.

SECOND. The National Tourism Plan once coordinated and approved with the competent authorities, will be presented within ninety (90) days of the enactment of this Law.

THIRD. The express regulation inherent in this Law shall be filed within one hundred and eighty (180) days of the enactment of this Law.

OPENING disposition

ONLY. Law No 2074 of 14 April 2000, of Promotion and Development of Tourism Activity in Bolivia, and the provisions of equal or lower hierarchy contrary to this Law, are repealed.

Remitase to the Executive Body, for purposes Constitutional.

It is given in the Chamber of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, at the eighteen days of the month of September of the year two thousand twelve.

Fdo. Lilly Gabriela Montano Viana, Richard Cordel Ramirez, Mary Medina Zabaleta, María Elena Méndez León, Luis Alfaro Arias, Erica Roxana Claure.

Therefore, it is enacted so that it has and complies with the Law of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

Palace of Government of the city of La Paz, twenty-five days of the month of September of the year two thousand twelve.

FDO. LILLY GABRIELA MONTANO VIANA PRESIDENT-IN-OFFICE OF THE STATE

PLURINATIONAL OF BOLIVIA, Juan Ramón Quintana Taborga, Ana Teresa Morales Olivera MINISTER OF

PRODUCTIVE DEVELOPMENT AND THE PLURAL AND INTERIM ECONOMY OF THE ECONOMY AND PUBLIC FINANCES, Claudia Stacy Peña Claros, Pablo Cesar Groux Canedo, Amanda Davila Torres.