Panama: Food Registration Unified

The new platform combines the previous two, the one used for the United States and in other countries, combining them into one platform.

Friday, August 28, 2015

From a statement issued by the Panamanian Food Safety Authority:

The Food Registration Department under the National Standards for Food Import (DINAN) of the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (AUPSA), informs users and the general public that a platform has now been enabled for food registration processes. The new platform combines the previous two, that is the one used for the United States and other countries, making a single platform.

In order to comply with the modernization of the system, AUPSA prompts users to place bar codes on all products, this will help upgrade technological devices, which according to the work schedule will be enabled later this year.



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Concern in Panama Over Requirement to Import Raw Material

November 2016

A proposal put forward by the Aupsa would require all companies that import raw materials, ingredients and food for manufacturing, processing or commercial repackaging, to register with the institution from 2017.

The Union of Industrialists in Panama (SIP) warned of the risk that it believes is represented by the draft proposal by the Panamanian Food Authority (Aupsa), which wants to be responsible for the registration of people who import into the country food or raw materials used for the manufacture or processing of products intended for human or animal consumption.

Panama: More Time to Register Imported Food

August 2015

An extension until August 28 has been given to the deadline for importers to update the documentation required by the Panamanian Food Safety Authority.

From a statement issued by the Panamanian Authority for Food Safety:

Panama City / As part of the technological modernization being developed by the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (AUPSA), added to the suspension of the reception of digital applications for Registration of Pre-packaged Foods which started today and continues until next Monday 24 August, the company is extending the deadline for importers to update their documentation required by resolutions No. 031-AG-2015 042-AG-2015.

Panama: Suspension of Food Registrations

August 2015

From August 14th to 24th digital applications will not be received for the Registering of Pre-packaged Foods nor for update procedures and annexes to labels, due to system maintenance.

From a statement issued by the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (AUPSA):

Panama City / The Panamanian Authority for Food Safety (AUPSA), informs its users that for eight days the receipt of digital applications for Registration of Pre-packaged Foods and procedures for updating / attaching labels, will be suspended.

Guatemala: Procedures for Registering as an Importer

January 2015

Steps to be taken and documents to be submitted for the registration of importers in the Superintendency of Tax Administration of Guatemala.

From a statement issued by the Tax Authority of Guatemala (SAT):

Requirements and steps to be taken for importer registration:

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