Digital Paperwork for Industry

Authorities in Panama presented the initiative of a new digital platform, in which it will be possible to carry out procedures and processes related to the Registry of National Industry and Industrial Development Certificates.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Directors of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MICI) presented the initiatives to develop a web platform with block chain technology and a web page with information, procedures and processes, to carry out formalities in the departments of industrial inspection and evaluation, such as the RIN and the CFI.

From the MICI statement:

8-9-2019.  The National Council of Industrial Policy (CONAPI) held its first working session this week with the new authorities of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MICI), who join the representatives of the private sector, represented by the Union of Industrialists of Panama (SIP), the National Council of Private Enterprise (CONEP), the Panamanian Association of Exporters (APEX) and the National Union of Agricultural Producers of Panama.
In this session, applications for registration in the National Industry Registry (RIN) were approved for the following companies: Baru Extractors, Panama Bimbo, Metal & Zinc Industries, Colón Packaging and Unique Concrete and Centennial Unique Concrete, making a total of 116 companies registered in the RIN, which may benefit from the benefits and incentives of the Industrial Development Law, such as the importation of raw materials with preferential tariffs.
Likewise, TuboTec S.A. was awarded an Industrial Development Certificate (CFI) after investing more than 2.3 million balboas in quality management and assurance systems, human resource training, and in the expansion of installed capacity.

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