General Cooperative Societies Law


(enacted in 1958)

The General Cooperative Societies Law is the fundamental law governing cooperative societies in Bolivia. The key areas that the law addresses are:

  • Fundamental characteristics and different types of cooperative societies;
  • General rules;
  • State assistance, regulation, and reporting requirements;
  • Formation and registration;
  • Governance;
  • Dissolution, liquidation, and merger; and
  • Federations.