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Anonymous: kathleen
 16/04/12 01:44PM (Read 19489 times)  



We will be moving to Panama shortly and have some collectors guns we want to bring with us. I understand we will need to get permits, etc prior to importing.
We understand that there have been some recent changes on how to import them.

I believe that we have to have them shipped to a gun dealer in Panama who then turns them over to the proper jurisdiction for testing.

Can anyone comment on that and does anyone know of some reputable gun dealers we can talk to on our next trip down?
Thanks

 
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Dick
 22/04/12 07:07PM  
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Yes. There is a process for importing firearms from the U.S. to Panama. You CANNOT IMPORT AMMUNITION.

It's lengthy, frustrating, costly, and riskey.

A full description of each firearm.
An purchase Invoice
Date of manufacture

3 weapons per application.

For each weapon:
A fee
A Luxery Tax
A Sales Tax
A possession permit application fee.

As far as I've been able to tell, an import license DOES NOT also grant you a right to possess a weapon. Seperate process.

A Panamanian lawyer
An Aduana (customs rep)

Upon arrival at Tocumen IAP with the weapons, they will be turned over to Customs. The weapons will be transported by the Aduana to the Policia National at Ancon in Panama City for ballistic testing.

What? No ammunition available in Panama for this weapon? Well we have to do a ballistic test. Without the test, you can't have it. Sorry, It's mine now, to give it back would be illegal.

If you value your weapons, arrange for storage in the US or sell them there. In Panama, someone (lawyer, Aduana, Minister, or just an ordinary thief will be happy to relieve you of the burden of ownership!

Don't try to curcumvent the process. You surly wouldn't want to spend your retirement in a Panamanian prison.

 
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Anonymous: Forrester
 13/05/12 08:38AM  

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Yep, you can pretty much kiss your guns goodbye if you do it the legal way. If they are valuable, the chances of you ever seeing them again are 2.....slim and none!!!

Most expats just bring them in disassembled and scattered about in their containers never to be talked about again. The real problem is getting them out of AmeriKa now. Talk about a shit storm of bull shit to deal with from the NWO Gestapo!!!! If you report them in AmeriKa, they pass the info to Panama and they confiscate them when they arrive.

Panama is very backwards when it comes to gun ownership/rights. They want to make sure that only the bad guys have them and you are left to their rain of terror.

Maybe pick another Country????

Forrester


 
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