Top reasons why U.S. companies should consider exporting to Panama


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. 

Doing Business in Panama

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT

Cost: $35

Place: Virtual/Desktop

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.

Participant expectations:

Webinar participants will learn about business opportunities and best prospect sectors in Panama, as well as International Legal Considerations and Negotiating Contracts.


Webinar Agenda:

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
City, 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

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Part 6: Panama

International Legal Considerations and Negotiating Contracts

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 |1:00pm – 2:15pm EDT