Monday, November 19 2012 @ 01:13 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
Quijano said shipments from the United States have been entering Panama since 31 October 2012, when the Free Trade Agreement took effect, and they have not had any problems, which is an important milestone. Quijano said they are already negotiating other treaties. Regarding the FTA with Colombia, he said he hoped the resumption of negotiations will take place later this year or in early 2013.
Another achievement of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has been to detect companies that are not in compliance. A total of 2,300 have been been inspected, and 86 have been fined, for a total of $180,000. (Telemetro)
Editor's Comment: Quijano always looks so ... happy.