WTO Extends Incentives to Panamanian Industries

The export subsidy incentives for Panamanian companies, which would have expired in 2009, were extended until 2015.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The incentives for the Official Registry of Panamanian Industry were extended until 2015 by the World Trade Organization, which attracts business investment.

The president of the Union of Panamanian Industries, Valerio De Sanctis, told the media: "There are a number of tax advantages in return for profit reinvestment and an investment at the industry level by the company. This increases employment."



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