Colon Free Zone

APEDE calls for free zone equality

The Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE) Issued the following statement in solidarity with Colon Free Zone businessmen recommending that all free zones in Panama operate on a level playing field.

However, President Juan Carlos Varela continues to claim that this would not solve the problem of the Colon Free Zone, which has lost its competitiveness.

“The Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE) joins the concern of several sectors of the country due to the [...]

Businessmen praised for support of network

Reconocimiento a los empresarios por el apoyo

As one of the basic tools for improving the quality of life of people, the Administration of the Colón Free Zone participates in the visits made in various communities nationwide where the Citizen Cabinet is being held, organized by the Social Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency.

“The Administration of the Colón Free Zone is grateful to companies for the support, for helping to give social assistance to communities where citizens’ Cabinets are made [...]

Colon Free Port the future of a province

Zona Libre de Colón

Colón City is soon to regain its title as the “gold coast” that for years was a thriving metropolis attracting businessmen and tourists alike who marveled at the beauty of its old quarter and the Afro Caribbean heritage. This was brought to Colon by the Antillean workers on the original Panama Canal construction, many of whom settled in the former Canal Zone.

That was in the past, and today it is a tired place fighting [...]

Regional free zone conference announced

From November 4 to 6 in Managua, Nicaragua, users of free zones, industrial parks and representatives of Customs, exporters and freight forwarders of the region will meet.

The Association of Free Zones announced the XIX Conference of Free Zones of the Americas in Managua, Nicaragua.

The event is organized by the National Commission of Free Zones of Nicaragua and Pro Nicaragua at the Hilton Hotel.

The conference topics include free zone growth factor for companies, [...]

Colon Chamber of Commerce organizes Expocolón 2015

Expo Colon 2015

EXPOCOLÓN 2015 has been conceived as an international logistics exhibition with the firm intention of repositioning the province of Colon as the backbone of this commercial movement in the country.

This 1st version is to be held at the Hotel Melia Panama Canal from September 16 to 19.

The activity is sponsored by the government with entities such as the Panama Tourism Authority, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Panama Maritime Authority, the City [...]

Free Zone manager partipates in induction of new AU Board

The Manager of the Colón Free Zone, Surse Pierpoint, participated in the inauguration of the Board of the Colon Free Zone Users’ Association chaired by Marco Tellez, with First Vice President, Giovanni Ferrari and Second Vice President, Nilda Quijano for the 2015-2016 period.

During the celebration, the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Meliton Arrocha said that the contribution of the Free Zone is important at the national level to generate wealth for the province of [...]

A lifesaver for the Colón Free Zone

A lifesaver for the Colón Free Zone

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

After cries for help from the Colón Free Zone Users’ Association, the Government decided to modify and add articles to Law 29 of December 30, 1992, to implement and operate a special Free Port system for the province of Colón.

It also decided that Decree Law 18 of June 17, 1948, that created the Colón Free Zone as a state-autonomous entity, will be subject to changes. These measures seek to stimulate [...]