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 ...
Important progress was made in negotiations for goods and access of service providers and investors of both countries.
According to laestrella.com.pa: Panama's chief negotiator, Leroy Sheffer said they covered topics that defined the origins of products such as whole grain and instant coffee, oils, fuels, and processed tomatoes to meet industry standard.
The first round of negotiations will take place in Ottawa from October 27 - 31, said a spokesperson for MICI.
During this first encounter, negotiators will go over topics such as the trade policies of both countries, market access, social corporate responsibility, public contracts, services and investment, cooperation and the strengthening of environmental policies, the source explained.