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Panama and China and Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Negotiations; Increasing Commercial / Cultural / Educational Activity Between the Two Countries


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Moderator comment: Posted as yet another perspective on the subject of Panama-PRC relations.


The evolution of Panama-PRC relations since recognition, and their strategic implications for the U.S. and the region


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On 10/24/2018 at 11:39 AM, Moderator_02 said:


On 11/5/2018 at 8:13 PM, Moderator_02 said:



Panama to Export Beef to Asia

After the approval of three beef processing plants in Panama by the Chinese authorities, it is expected that in the first months of 2019 the Central American country will begin to export its products.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The meat products plants which received the endorsement by the General Administration of Customs of China to start selling their products to the Asian giant were Matadero de Chiriquí, S.A. (Machisa), Unión Ganadera, S.A. (Ungasa) and Macello.

You may be interested in "Beef: Increasing Business with the US"

Regarding the process of plant accreditation, Eduardo Carles, Minister of Agricultural Development, explained to Prensa.com that "... Twenty days ago, the inspection process of the beef processing plants began, and of the five visited, three meet the requirements of the Chinese authorities. The other two must make minor adjustments."

Carles added that the Panamanian authorities expect "... that in no more than 60 days the protocols can be ready and in the first quarter of 2019, between January and February, a gradual export of these products begins."

Also see "Central America Consumes More Pork Meat"

Aiming to get the endorsement for the export of other products, the authorities of the Central American country reported that they are also working on the approval of phytosanitary and zoo sanitary protocols, so that in the next few weeks begins the inspection of processing plants for pork, chicken, shrimp, mango, avocado and citrus.



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