Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

** This event has been postponed until January/February 2013. For more information and updates please email daniel.crocker@trade.gov or visit www.export.gov/panama. **

Topic: Taking Advantage of the New Trade Promotion Agreement With Panama

Host: U.S. Ambassador to Panama Jonathan D. Farrar

Brief description of call: The U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) will enter into force on October 31. When the TPA enters into effect, Panama will immediately reduce or eliminate tariffs on U.S. industrial goods and agricultural exports, provide significant new access to its $22 billion services market, and remove other barriers to U.S. exports. This increased access makes U.S. exporters even more competitive in one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America. Last year, Panama’s economy grew by almost 10.5% and strong growth is forecasted through 2017. Tune in to participate in a conversation about specific areas of growth that represent an opportunity for U.S. companies to export to Panama.

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