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Air Conditioning Equipment Trading Rules

On December 28th, 2018, companies which import air conditioning equipment in Panama will have to comply with new energy efficiency standards.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Representatives of the National Secretariat of Energy (SNE) said that as part of the new regulation, air conditioners, central type, window, inverter and split should have a special label, in Spanish language.

See "Air Conditioning Market Equipment in I Quarter 2018"

Jose Ivan Cadogan, lawyer of the SNE, informed to Elcapitalfinanciero.com that "... From December, companies must comply with two aspects. One is that all their merchandise is labeled in Spanish, indicate the equipment consumption, have information about the importer, product type, brand, model, cooling capacity, power and savings."

Cadogan added that "... They must also have a certificate that is intended to guarantee that this equipment comply with the energy efficiency indexes. Importing companies have had to request their manufacturers the new labeling, because now Panama has an energy efficiency standard that must meet the equipment entering the country."

Also see "More Air Conditioning Equipment from China"

According to CentralAmericaData reports, during the first three months of 2018 the main buyer of air conditioning equipment in Central America was Panama, with $16 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $10 million, Honduras, with $9 million, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, with $5 million each.

 

https://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Air_Conditioning_Equipment_Trading_Rules

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AC Equipment: Market figures up to July 2018

The region imported $92 million in air conditioning equipment between January and June 2018, and 51% was imported by companies in Panama and Costa Rica.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Figures from the information system on the Market for Air Conditioning Machines, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData:


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Imports by country
During the first six months of the year, the main buyer of air conditioning equipment in Central America was Panama, with $29 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $18 million, Honduras, with $16 million, Guatemala, with $11 million, Nicaragua, with $10 million and El Salvador, with $9 million.

Variation in regional imports
The imported value decreased 7%, from $99 million to $92 million between January and June 2017 and the same period in 2018.

The fall interrupts the upward trend registered in the first semester of the last five years, since in the January-June period from 2013 to 2017, imports increased at an average rate of 7%.

Origin of imports
During the first six months of 2018, 39% of the value imported from Central America was from China, 34% from the U.S., 3% from Mexico and 2% from Spain.

China is the country of origin of Central American imports that has increased the most in the analysis period of the last seven years, since in 2012 it represented 21% of the total value purchased and in 2018 increased to 39%.

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This analysis was based on air conditioning machines and devices suitable for modifying adjustable temperatures and humidity in walls, windows, floors or ceilings, vehicles, and the respective parts of the equipment.

 

https://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Air_conditioning_Market_figures_up_to_the_first_Semester_2018

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