By Juan Rafael Cortés Dean
From April 1 to 5, and with the participation of 60 delegates from different countries of the World Customs Organization (WCO), the city of Panama was the venue for the XVI Regional Conference of Customs Directors of the Americas and the Caribbean (RCCDG) and the XXXIV meeting of National Directors of Customs of Latin America, Spain and Portugal (COMALEP).
Among the issues discussed at the meeting were: Promoting Regional Economic [...]
The border between Panamá and Costa Rica at Paso Canoa, Chiriquí province was finally opened a week after the Costa Rican truckers decided to block the Pan American Highway. Their reason was to complain against the Panamanian Border Patrol Service (SENAFRONT) that made no comment. An agreement was reached after a meeting between the Costa Rican Security Minister, Mario Zamora and the Panamanian Deputy Security Minister, Manuel Moreno who managed to reach a verbal understanding, [...]
The Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) expects that now the National Customs Authority (ANA) comes under the umbrella of the Ministry of Security, it will have its operating budget increased for the need to increase security and cargo control.
During the last days in office of Dr. Gloria Moreno de Lopez, it was announced that the entity would make an outsourcing of the administration of the 13 scanners and other equipment used in cargo inspection [...]