Panama: Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Export Certificate Report

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   PN2021-0016

The U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement entered into force on October 31, 2012, and the United States – Panama Agreement regarding certain sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical standards affecting trade in agricultural products, of December 20, 2006, established simplified requirements for the importation of U.S. food and feed products. Panama recognizes the certificates and standards of the U.S. regulatory and sanitary inspection system. Panama is accepting the sanitary and free sale certificates issued by NOAA, FDA and Enterprise Florida, Inc. for food products exported to Panama. In March 30, 2021, AUPSA was eliminated and the Panamanian Food Agency (APA) was created.

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