Less Webpages and More Information

The launch of a new website by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries of Panama triggered requests for better market information by exporters.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Prensa.com reported that “exporters request timely and updated information to compete in new markets instead of the creation of new websites”.

Recently, the Industries and Commerce Ministry launched the website panamaexport.com, intended for exporters to market and promote their products.

“The site consists mainly of a directory of exporters. However, when looking at the first records, you can read ‘aluminum fertilizers’ in an aluminum company. This mistake shows that there was no validation or verification”, noted Juan Planells, president of the Panamanian Exporters Association.



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Panama: Bureaucracy Complicates Exports

October 2016

The union of exporters claims that business opportunities are being lost due to the slow pace of processing and issue of permits and certificates for export.

Juan Bulnes, president of the Panamanian Association of Exporters (APEX), told Prensa.com that "... 'For exporters, the National Customs Authority (ANA) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) are a thorn in their side'."

Guatemala: New Website for Exporters

June 2013

The 'Ventanilla Única para las Exportaciones' or VUPE and the Regímenes de Perfeccionamiento Activo or OPA, have launched a new unified website.

From a press release by the Guatemalan Association of Exports (AGEXPORT):

In order to offer exporters and the general public ease in obtaining information relating to the export sector, the Ventanilla Única para las Exportaciones -VUPE- and the Oficina de Regímenes de Perfeccionamiento Activo -OPA-have launched a new unified website which provides the following features:

Chambers in Dispute with Exporting Companies

July 2012

In Costa Rica the Chamber of Importers (CRECEX) has began signing up members and providing services to exporters, while the Chamber of Exporters (CADEXCO) is experiencing an institutional crisis.

CRECEX has announced the start of the program "Export CRECEX" directed at the export sector.

Costa Rican Exporters Demand Action from Government

December 2009

The Chamber of Exporters demanded the next administration greater commitment with the exporting sector.

"An example: the Free Zone Law. We know it will provide greater security for companies and attract more investment. However, it is useless to have a law which favors the most vulnerable or unprotected areas, if we don't have the required infrastructure, staff and telecommunications", stated Mónica Araya, president of the Chamber of Exporters.

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