Those seeking to take advantage of the tariff benefits stemming from the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement should ensure their products comply with rules-of-origin requirements to avoid fines and back duty assessments.
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Guatemala: CAFTA-DR Tariff Line Classification Issue

On December 18, 2020 the Guatemalan Ministry of Economy officially adopted the 6th Amendment of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding Systems (HS) for international trade...
On November 21, 2020, Canada announced conclusion of an interim trade agreement to mitigate possible trade disruption associated with the United Kingdom leaving the European Union...
Bilateral trade of agricultural products between the United States and the Dominican Republic has increased during the first six months of Calendar Year 2020 (CY 2020), despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Canada: The Impact of USMCA on Wheat Trade

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) came into effect July 1, 2020. Under the agreement, Canada agrees to allow grain grown in the United States to receive an official Canadian grade...
Infographic looking at the agricultural trade between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The U.S. exported nearly $40 billion in agriculture to these two countries in 2018.
A more flexible certification of origin process under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will take effect when the agreement enters into force on July 1, 2020.
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Costa Rica: Exporter Guide

Costa Rica’s economy growth rate slowed in 2018 to 2.7 percent compared with an average rate of growth of 3.8 percent over the ten previous years.
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Panama: FAIRS Country Report

Consumers continue to perceive U.S. food products as high quality, wholesome and reliable, which has resulted in a continuous growth in demand.
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Guatemala: Grain and Feed Annual

Production for Marketing Year (MY) 2020 is forecast at 2.02 million metric tons (MT), 1 percent above MY2019: a slight increase in area but yields continue at a very low 2.05 MT per hectare (Ha).
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Panama: Food Processing Ingredients

Panama’s food processing ingredients market is valued at $110 million annually with U.S. products holding 60 percent of the market share.
On April 26, 2019, Guatemalan Customs began implementation of a policy change allowing for multiple corrections to CAFTA-DR Certificates of Origin (COO).