Agro: Panama is Getting Ready to Export to Israel

Authorities from both countries defined the actions they must execute in terms of sanitary requirements, so that Panama can start exporting products such as pineapple, beef, coffee and cocoa, among others, to Israel.

Friday, January 31, 2020

The entry of these Panamanian products to the Israeli market is within the framework of the Free Trade Agreement between the two economies, which was signed in May 2018 and ratified by the National Assembly of Panama in October 2019.

See "FTA between Panama and Israel is in force"

The head of the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA), Agusto Valderrama, "... during his tour of Israel, he defined with his Israeli counterpart, the joint actions necessary for the export to that country of agricultural products such as pineapple, beef, coffee, and cocoa, among others, under the opportunities arising from the new era of trade relations between the two countries with the recent entry into force of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA)," explains an official statement.

Valderrama added that, as a result of the visit, "... we have managed to define some actions in terms of sanitary requirements that will allow our products to enter the Israeli market soon."

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