The trade mission is made up of producers from several sectors including dairy, coffee, cocoa, seafood, beef, sauces, jams, beans, leather and shoes.
Laprensa.com.ni comments that, "the aim is to demonstrate the great variety of products that Nicaragua has to offer and that could sell well in Panama". Nicaraguan producers also need to be uptodate with Panamanian import requirements if they are to successfully break into the market without major complications".
The mission is supported by the Nicaraguan Minister for Trade, who will hold meetings with his Panamanian counterpart in order to give life to the FTA signed between both countries.
China has become the world's second largest customer of the Canal, opening the gateway to the Asian market for Panamanian products.
Of the trade between China and Panama, 99% equates to Chinese sales in the Panamanian market, while Panama's exports total about $40 million, said Wang Jian, deputy representative of the Office of China-Panama Business Development to Elpais.com.
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