The Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) brings together 12 countries under a statute of commercial openness, which Panama will join in 2012.
Starting next year, and progressively the canal country can benefit from tariff preferences which exist among members of this Association, founded in 1980 for trade promotion in Latin America.
Through this treaty, via which member nations are committed to developing a common trading market, Panama will have access to other benefits such as financial and scientific cooperation, among other things.
Beginning on April 29, Panama will formally join the Latin American Integration Association.
Mary Triny Zea, in her article in Prensa.com, reported statements from Máximo Gallardo, president of the Panamanian Association of Exporters, who sees "the integration as positive and beneficial," remarking that "it does not mean that Panama cannot continue in the integration process with Central America. Panama's exportable supply is small, and we must be careful that our country is not flooded with products that may affect us."
Mi Punto in its website publishes: "The Mexican Ambassador, Cassio Luiselli, was the one responsible for bringing the proposal before the Committee of Representatives of ALADI, leaving the impression that the government of Panama accepts the consecrated requirements of the Montevideo Treaty of 1980, which gave origin to the association."
For the first time in history the leaders of Latin American and Caribbean countries will meet on their own to discuss integration.
The meeting, which will be held on December 16 & 17 at Costa de Sauipe, a resort close to the Brazilian city of Salvador de Bahia (in the northeast), will seek to promote greater cooperation between the various regional integration mechanisms.
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