The Central America Region as a whole represents a market of about 46 million people who collectively imported over $29.6 billion of U.S. goods in 2017. As a result, the region is the 3rd largest export market for U.S. manufactured goods in Latin America behind only Mexico and Brazil. The seven-part “Doing Business in Central America” Webinar Series will provide valuable insights to new and experienced exporters who will gain knowledge of the export opportunities in this dynamic region.
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT
Top reasons why U.S. companies should consider exporting to Panama:
- Panama has historically served as the crossroads of trade for the Americas. Its strategic location as a bridge between two oceans and the meeting of two continents has made Panama not only a maritime and air transport hub, but also an international trading, banking, and services center.
- Panama’s is enhancing its global and regional prominence though trade liberalization and privatization and it is participating actively in the hemispheric movement toward free trade agreements.
- Panama’s dollar-based economy offers low inflation in comparison with neighboring countries and zero foreign exchange risk.
- Its government is stable and democratic and actively seeks foreign investment in all sectors, especially services, tourism and retirement properties.
- The U.S. is Panama’s most important trading partner, with about 30% of the import market, and U.S. products enjoy a high degree of acceptance in Panama.
Webinar participants will learn about business opportunities and best prospect sectors in Panama, as well as International Legal Considerations and Negotiating Contracts.
1:00 PM Introductions
Jessica Gordon, Director, U.S. Commercial Service Dallas-Fort Worth
1:05 PM Brief Market Overview
Laura Gimenez, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service Panama
1:20 PM Business Opportunities for U.S. Companies
Aristides Chiriatti, Chief Executive Officer, Colon Import & Export
1:35 PM International Legal Considerations and Negotiating Contracts
John Huddle, CEO and Attorney at Law, The Global Law Group PLC
2:00 PM Questions and Answers
2:15 PM End of Session
Part 6: Panama
International Legal Considerations and Negotiating Contracts
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 |1:00pm – 2:15pm EDT