What Can be Sold in Colon Free Port

Among the goods which will be able to be sold tax-free in the 16 streets in Colon are articles of clothing, footwear, jewelry, phones and watches, among other things.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

From December 4 the list of goods which will be able to be sold duty free, within the 16 streets of Colon, will come into effect. Some of the items that were added to the list are: confectionery, electronics, televisions, computers, toys, perfumes, shoes, watches, and jewelry.

The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Augusto Arosemena, told Laestrella.com.pa that "... following the recommendations made by the Advisory Board of Colon Free Port, a list of products showing what will be able to be sold under the tax free system was presented to President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela, which was approved. "

See full list in the decree (in spanish).



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