Chilean companies prepare for boom in trade with Panama

With a free trade agreement now in force between the two countries, Chilean companies are visiting Panama to assess business opportunities. Construction and highway maintenance are two areas of particular interest.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Among Chilean companies touting their products are TC Pavements, Tecnodiam and Indepp, which make paving, tin soldering and lead items respectively.
Chile has long been a leading supplier of wines, garments and pharmaceuticals to the Colón Free Trade Zone in Panama.

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