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FREE TRADE AGREEMENT UPDATE! The U.S. – Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (often referred to as the Free Trade Agreement, or FTA) – went into effect on October 31, 2012. For more information on how it will help U.S. exporters to Panama, please visit our FTA page.

We are the Commercial Service section of the American Embassy in Panama. The Commercial Service, an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, is the front-line agency for the execution of the U.S. Government’s National Export Initiative (NEI).

Our mission is to promote the export of goods and services made in the U.S. and develop and protect U.S. business interests in Panama. We have a vast network at our fingertips, supported by more than 1,500 international industry and trade specialists whose job it is to provide the best source of customized solutions for U.S. companies (and their Panamanian partners) to do business in the global marketplace.

Want an example? In 2010 we helped Rotec Industries from Chicago win a $24 million contract for the Panama Canal Expansion project. See their story here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqF94-dPJis .

Whether you’re a U.S. company looking for an export opportunity, or a Panamanian company looking for a new supplier from the US, you’ve come to the right place. New business is waiting for you! If you are a U.S. company facing market access barriers or investment problems in Panama, we may be able to assist you as well.

We hope you will take a moment to look at our website and familiarize yourself with the variety of opportunities, tailored programs, and customized services available to you through our office in Panama. Then you can contact us. We also encourage you to contact a U.S. - based Export Assistance Center, where trade specialists will provide you with guidance on entering Panama and other exciting international markets. Please call 1-800-USA-TRADE or visit http://www.export.gov/eac to locate the office nearest you.