Canada looking at Panama for agricultural investment

Canadian businessmen, encouraged by the benefits of the newly implemented Free Trade agreement (FTA)with Panama, are studying the benefits of investing in local agriculture.

A group from Canada recently visited farms in Cocle and Los Santos and according to Johnnie Sbrocci, of C.O.D. Fresh, they are evaluating whether to import papaya and some tubers next year. Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade, José Pacheco, said the visiting companies were willing to invest in the country exploiting the advantages of the FTA) with Canada. The arrival of these investors to the country is the result of business tours and producer participation in trade fairs and missions , said the National Export Director, Irma Chong.

The companies visited by members of C.O.D. Fresh were Asprato, Mundex, Latin Fruit, Finca Reginia Díaz and Estrella agrícola.

Effective Today, Harper Government Secures Competitive Edge for Canadian Exporters to Panama

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today announced the entry into force of a bilateral free trade agreement between Canada and Panama that immediately secures a competitive advantage for Canadian exporters.

“Canada’s Economic Action Plan, with its focus on creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in every region of our country, includes opening new markets that increase Canadian exports,” said Minister Fast. Leer más

Panama’s exports to Canada expected to double

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird was in Panama Tuesday, February 19 as part of a quick fire tour of Latin American countries which have become a focus of Canadian foreign policy.

At a meeting Baird with his Panamanian counterpart Rómulo Roux Baird said the interests of his country are the diversification of the presence of Canadian companies in Panama. During the meeting, Baird also discussed the possibility of increasing airline flights between the two countries to promote business and tourism. Leer más

Savouring a Taste of Canada for 5 days

Canadians in Panama have a reputation for arriving on time, or even early, which sometimes confuses local businesses.

A good example was of the CanadaPLUS club over two years ago. The event was due to start at 7 pm. The owner of the restaurant told his staff to be there at 6.30. The line up started at 6.15.

But this year, with the feasting taking place at the Miramar Intercontinental,  one of the 10 Bern hotels under the direction of Canadian Glen Champion, timing will not be a problem.

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