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CRS Report for Congress: The US-Panama free trade agreement
For the United States, Panama has long held a strategic military and commercial importance, even as a small trading partner, and an FTA with Panama fits with broader US trade policy.
Panama: US business supports FTA
The US-Panama free trade agreement, signed just before Christmas, is set to be debated by U.S. lawmakers before July. But US business organizations widely support the agreement.
Panama added to roster of US free-trade deals in Latin America
US Trade Representative (USTR) Susan Schwab, who announced the deal on December 19, said that the agreement is subject to "additional discussions" on labor.
Dairy groups pleased with US-Panama FTA negotiations
The National Milk Producers Federation and the US Dairy Export Council expressed support for the recently negotiated Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Panama. The FTA will help the US build on its export presence in Panama, once the agreement is approved by Congress.
US, Panama reach free-trade agreement: US official
The United States and Panama have reached a free-trade agreement in talks delayed repeatedly by agricultural issues and Panama’s concern over losing control of a major Panama Canal expansion project, US trade officials said on Tuesday.
Panama, US to restart free trade agreement talks Friday
Panama’s government will restart free trade talks with the US on Friday, seeking an important tool to combat poverty, Panama President Martin Torrijos said Tuesday.
US and Panama making progress on trade deal: USTR
The United States and Panama are making "good" progress toward a bilateral trade deal, Washington’s chief agricultural negotiator said on Thursday.
Panama and CR to renew FTA Talks
A team of Panamanian experts went to Costa Rica Monday, where the 4th Round of Negotiation between both nations looking for the signing of a Bilateral Protocol of the Free Trade Treaty will take place.
DR and Panama make advances on a commerce treaty
Dominican ambassador in Panama, Virgilio Alvarez Bonilla, affirmed that governments from both nations are making advances in the negotiations of a Free Trade Agreement, which in his esteem, will be ready to be implemented by the beginning of next year.
Panama upbeat on US free trade deal by year end
Panama could reach a free trade deal with the United States by the end of this year, despite lingering differences over US food safety, a senior negotiator said on Tuesday.
Chile, Panama Sign Free Trade Agreement
Chile and Panama signed a tree trade agreement that severs 98 percent trade tariffs, 15 years in Panama and 10 years in Chile.
Panama to relaunch FTA with CentAm
The Central American Integration System (SICA) Special Meeting of Heads of State or Government will allow Panama to relaunch negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement with the area, official sources said.
Free-trade agenda has new momentum
Surprise! Last week’s completion of U.S. free trade talks with Colombia - and the likely signing of similar deals with Ecuador and Panama in coming weeks - may mean that U.S. plans to create a hemisphere-wide free-trade area may not be dead after all.
Free trade agreement with US costs Panama $234 million
A free trade agreement with the United States will cost Panama $234 million in lost revenue from import duties in the first four years, according to projections by the Ministry of Economy and Finance and international firms.
Singapore, Panama sign free trade deal
Panama and Singapore signed a free trade agreement Wednesday that will allow companies in both countries greater access to each other’s markets, as well as enhance collaboration in areas such as investment promotion and science and technology.
Singapore and Panama to sign FTA on March 1
Singapore and Panama will sign a free trade agreement on Wednesday.
Panama protests build over US FTA
Agricultural unions and associations in Panama repeated their intention Thursday to continue protests over the way the Isthmus government is negotiating a free trade treaty with the United States.