U.S.-Panama FTA Benefits:
In addition to the ongoing $5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion program, the Government of Panama has identified almost $10 billion in other infrastructure projects.
In 2012 US exports to Panama jumped 20% to $9.9 billion; and in 2011 US exports to Panama jumped 36% to $8.25 billion, making it one of the fastest growing markets for US exports in the world.
Build It Here, Sell It In Panama!
The speakers will discuss the realities and benefits of trade promotion with Panama. Learn the intricacies of doing business in the Panamanian market, and how to take advantage of lower tariffs. If you are interested in or are already exporting U.S.–made goods to Panama, this Free Trade Agreement is big news for you.
Host: April Redmon, Senior Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, Trade Americas Team
Jonathan D. Farrar
Ambassador of the United States to Panama, U.S. Department of State
Alejandra Y. Castillo
National Deputy Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce
Executive Director for Export Policy, Promotion & Strategy International Trade Association, U.S. Department of Commerce
UPCOMING TRADE MISSION
May 12-18, 2013: Infrastructure Business Development Trade Mission to Brazil, Colombia and Panama