More Agreements Between Panama and China

Varela administration signed 19 agreements with the Asiatic giant, including the meat, sea and fruit exports from Panama, and technological cooperation mechanisms.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

In addition to the Free Trade Agreement between the two nations, the fourth round of negotiations took place weeks ago, and within the framework of the visit of Chinese President Xin Jinping to Panama, bilateral agreements on tourism, trade and agriculture were signed.

Panamaamerica.com.pa reviews that "... Regarding exports, a protocol was signed on phytosanitary requirements for the export of fresh pineapples, meat, cobia and sea products from Panama to China. Other agreements include cooperation mechanisms in infrastructure, technology and financial services."

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela said that "... he has witnessed the signing of 18 cooperation instruments, in addition to the 28 already signed. We have signed three protocols that will allow our producers to export fruit, meat and seafood products to China."

The article adds that the president of the Asian country "... Xi Jinping noted that China has declared Panama as a tourist destination and highlighted the opening of the first direct flight between China and Central America. President Juan Carlos Varela and Xi Jinping were honorary witnesses of the signing of multiple agreements between officials of both governments."

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Chinese Inspecting Food Plants

October 2018

To verify whether they comply with the rules for exporting meat, seafood, dairy products and fruits to the Asian country, representatives of the Chinese government will conduct an inspection of several production plants in Panama.

As part of the Free Trade Agreement between China and the Central American country, it was reported that from October 22nd to 31st a Chinese government delegation will inspect food processing plants in Panama.

Agreements on Transport between Panama and China

February 2018

The approved agreements in maritime and air transport provide the basis for establishing direct air routes and will allow vessels flying the Panamanian flag to receive preferential treatment in Chinese ports.

Panamanian authorities ratified the transport agreements with the Asian country, which includes the civil air transport agreement, through which both countries laid the foundations to establish direct routes, opening space to establish commercial or cargo flights between both countries.

Promising Features of the China - Panama Alliance

November 2017

Flights between the Asian country and Tocumen, a feasibility study to build a train to the border with Costa Rica and cooperation in financial, energy and maritime matters, are some of the results on offer from the agreements signed between the Chinese and Panamanian governments.

Since the breakdown of Panama's diplomatic relations with Taiwan and the new relationship with the Asian giant was announced in June of this year, the possibilities of creating and developing new business in Panama have multiplied, due to the implications that greater involvement in terms of investment by China would have for the country and the region. 

Flights Between China and Panama

November 2017

The airline Air China has announced that in March 2018 it will start operating two flights per week between Beijing and Panama City, via Houston.

The president of the National Aviation Company of China, Cai JianJiang, also announced that they will be opening a regional office in Panama.

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