Panama - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

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Panamanian consumers continue perceiving U.S. food products as high quality, wholesome and reliable, which has resulted in a continuous growth in demand. Panama approved and ratified a Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) with the U.S., which is at present pending for ratification by the U.S. Congress. In addition, the United States – Panama Agreement regarding certain sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical standards affecting trade in agricultural products, is in force since December 20, 2006. This agreement established simplified requirements for the importation of U.S. food products.

Table of Contents:

Section I. Food Laws
Section II. Labeling Requirements
Section III. Packaging and Container Requirements
Section IV. Food Additive Regulations
Section V. Pesticides and Other Contaminants
Section VI. Other Regulations and Requirements
Section VII. Other Specific Standards
Section VIII. Copyright and/or Trade Mark Laws
Section IX. Import Procedures
Section X. Government Regulatory Agency Contacts

Arlene Villalaz