Panama: Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Export Certificate Report

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Panama recognizes the certificates and standards of the U.S. regulatory and sanitary inspection system, based on the United States – Panama Agreement regarding certain sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical standards affecting trade in agricultural products, of December 20, 2006, simplifying requirements for the importation of U.S. food and feed products. Panama is accepting the electronic export certificates issued by APHIS and FSIS; and the sanitary and free sale certificates issued by NOAA, FDA and Enterprise Florida, Inc. for food products exported to Panama. There is a free trade agreement in force since October 31, 2012, named the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) which has the United States with 66% of the market share of food and feed imports in Panama.

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