Panama Implements Strategy for Promoting Exports

The recently created Promotion Agency will focus on boosting sales of traditional export products.

Monday, February 8, 2010

These include melon, watermelon, gourd and high-altitude coffee, explained José Domingo Arias, Trade vice minister.

“’Trade shows and missions are at the core of exports promotion, added Arias, who also commented they are considering training sessions to inform on the Trade Agreements signed by Panama”.

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