Panama and Canada continue FTA negotiations

The second round of negotiations contemplate topics such as goods and services, customs and phytosanitary measures.

Monday, December 1, 2008


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The technical teams from Panama and Canada will met today at the Playa Bonita Hotel on the outskirts of the City of Panama to continue negotiations for the signing of a bilateral Free Trade Agreement.

The parties started the second round of talks, presided over by the Panamanian Minister of Trade and Industry, Gisela Alvarez de Porras, which will end on Friday.

Talks will include the administration of the supply of goods, the discussion of regulations for market access, rules of origin, easing of trade, customs procedures and health and phytosanitary measures.

They will also discuss topics such as trade obstacles, investments, social corporate responsibility, trans-border trade ...



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