Panama Chamber of Commerce

FECAMCO calls for regional cooperation

The Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Central America (FECAMCO) during its fourth ordinary session discussed the importance of the Central American integration and food security in the region.

FECAMCO members, among which is the Colon Chamber of Commerce, had among considerations, the importance of the region of Central America to have a political and technical agreement the consolidation of the Customs Union.

They noted increased interest and involvement of government agencies in the countries […]

Expo Logistica Panama 2012 will be a great success

From October 11 to 12, for the sixth consecutive year, the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP) and the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT), will hold Expo Logística Panamá 2012.

One of the main objectives of this event is to train professionals in the logistics and multimodal transport industry making their work more efficient and environmentally friendly for the planet.

The fair will feature a large showroom of about […]

Panama-Us trade promotion agreement partially explained

US President Obama made the Panama-US Trade Promotion Agreement (FTA) legal on October 21, 2011, but the FTA’s final implementation date has not been formally announced.

The date is dependent on Panama enacting a series of internal improvements as agreed upon by both governments. Panama’s Minister of Commerce, Ricardo Quijano, has said it will come into effect on October 1.

The FTA in short:

For Americans considering Panama as a place to do business, or […]

President of CONEP visits CAMCOLON

The Board of the Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture and Industries of Colon (CAMCOLÓN), granted courtesy of the chamber during its August meeting to the businessman and Chairman of the National Council of Private Enterprise, Gabriel Diez.

Mr. Diez was received by the President of CAMCOLÓN, Anacleto Ceballos, who outlined his vision of working with CONEP during a year-long management.

Mr. Diez said his presence in the Colon Chamber of […]

Colon Free Zone participates in the National Crafts Fair

Some 1,200 craftsmen participated in the National Crafts Fair, showcasing their products to domestic and foreign visitors. The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Ricardo Quijano, said the Panamanian artisans, with their creativity and dedication, produced unique pieces with a blend of flavors and colors that reflect the country’s cultural roots inspired by its nature. Quijano argues that through the Indigenous Business Development Program (PRODEI), the ProCom and FINDEC Program, artisans can change their quality of […]

Commemorative coins circulate

Celebrating the founding of Panama La Antigua; a commemorative coin will go into circulation worth half a Balboa (50 cents) from August 15, said Jose Ramon Fernandez, Head of the Procurement and Contracts Department of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Funds received will be for research, restoration, maintenance and development of Panama Viejo.

Canal dredging on the Atlantic now reaches 97% completion

The Pacific entrance dredging project is at 86% while Gatun Lake is at 72%.

Dredging work is one of the most important steps for the Panama Canal enlargement so as to allow deep draft ships to transit of the Atlantic, Pacific and through Lake Gatun. This work is nearing completion, showing progress of 86%, 97% and 72% respectively. According to project manager Luis Santanach, dredging activities are going along normally and already show significant progress, fitting perfectly […]