Mexian President Enrique Peña Nieto called the trade pact "another significant step toward Panama’s future participation in the Pacific Alliance, an inclusion which Mexico supports." The Pacific Alliance is a trade bloc that includes Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru.
Panama has signed a free trade agreement with Colombia, making a step forward to join the Pacific Alliance.
Free trade agreements signed by the European Union with Panama, Colombia, Honduras and Nicaragua came into force on Thursday August 1.
The Panamanian Minister of Commerce and Industry, Ricardo Quijano said that Panama has a special interest in signing free trade agreements with Colombia and Mexico to enter the Pacific Alliance not as observers, but as a full member.
Ministers from the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) - Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland - and from Costa Rica and Panama have signed a Free Trade Agreement today.
Venezuela reported a triumph at the World Bank’s International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes in a case brought by Panama’s OPIC Karimun Corporation on compensation for losses it sustained when Venezuela nationalized oil fields in 2007.
Colombia and Panama started the seventh round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on May 28 and talks will last for four days, according to Panama’s Trade and Industry Ministry.
The sixth round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between Panama and Colombia in Medellin, closed in Medellin last Friday without any agreement being reached.
Panama and Colombia are about to restart talks on a free trade agreement From March 11-15 the sixth round of negotiations will take place In Medellin, Colombia.
Canada’s Minister for International Trade, Ed Fast, has confirmed that the Canadian House of Commons has approved a law that would bring a new free trade agreement between Canada and Panama into force.
Panama’s President Ricardo Martinelli says he will scrap plans to sell off state-owned land in the duty-free zone of Colon after violent protests - one week before the US-Panama FTA comes into effect.
next week, a trade deal with Panama will go into effect. Anti-corruption advocates have criticized Panama for providing tax havens for wealthy corporations and its policies have drawn protest from within the country. This week, residents of Colon are under a curfew after protesters hit the streets in response to the government’s plan to privatize land.
Police in the sea-port of Colon have fired tear-gas and rubber bullets to disperse angry protesters. A total of 50 were arrested during the clashes, a continuation of public outcry against the governments decision to sell land in the free-trade zone.
United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk announced today the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement will enter into force on October 31, 2012.
A long-delayed free trade agreement between the United States and Panama will soon go into force, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said on Friday.
Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) announced Monday that the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) signed by Peru with Panama and Venezuela will come into force in April.
The commercial air traffic between Peru and Panama is expected to grow due to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed by both countries in 2011, which is scheduled to come into force in the first quarter of this year, the president of Panama’s Copa Airlines Pedro Heilbron said.
Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Jose Luis Silva on Wednesday said that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed with Panama will come into effect in the first quarter of 2012 after being approved by the National Assembly of said Central American country on Tuesday.
The legislature yesterday approved an amendment to the appendix of the Taiwan-Panama free-trade agreement (FTA) allowing Panama to take full control of quota-setting and granting zero-tariff status to all in-quota sugar exports to Taiwan.
The U.S. Congress approved free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, bringing an end to years of stalemate and offering what supporters said was the biggest opportunity for exporters in decades.