Panama – Chile Trade Increases

A year after the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries took effect, commercial trade increased by 40%.

Friday, March 6, 2009


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Roberto Gonzalez wrote in an article in Prensa.com: "The Ministry of Trade and Industry revealed that Panama is organizing a meeting to promote Panamanian goods and services in Chile. Panama is the number two destination for Chilean exports in Central America and the Caribbean."



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