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Panama Imports More Meat

Figures from the sector's union show that in the first quarter of 2018 the country bought 1,645 tons of meat from abroad, 10% more than was registered in the same period in 2017.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The National Association of Cattle Ranchers (Anagan) reported that between the first quarters of 2017 and 2018, meat imports in Panama increased by 150 tons, rising from 1,495 tons to 1,645 tons. 

See: "Bovine meat market in Central America"

Regarding the conditions in which the meat is imported and later sold in the country, executive secretary of the Anagan, Euclides Díaz, explained to Panamaamerica.com.pa that " ... one of the problems that is reported with the meat imports meat that comes from the United States and Argentina is that it arrives frozen and then is thawed for sale."

See also "Central America: Pork Market Figures"
In relation to the practices of importers, Díaz added that " ...'This procedure that some importers are following is not allowed by the Department of Food Protection (Depa)'."



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