Regional Livestock Congress

Producers and companies will be meeting on August 18 and 19 in Panama City to discuss issues such as regional integration and free movement of cargo.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The presence of 200 farmers from Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama are expected in the II Livestock Congress by the Central Federation of the Beef Industry.

Euclides Diaz, executive secretary of the National Cattlemen's  Association of Panama (Anagan), explained that "..."The region needs free movement of goods, either live cattle or beef and convergence of interests to make the region an attractive destination for investment and in this way have significant volumes to participate in world trade."

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