The United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) entered into force on October 31, 2012. On this day, over 87 percent of U.S. industrial goods exports to Panama became duty-free including information technology equipment, agricultural and construction equipment, aircraft and parts, medical and scientific equipment, environmental products, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, and agro-chemicals.
Other benefits of the TPA include:
Learn about industry specific business opportunities derived from the U.S.-Panama TPA at Doing Business in Panama.
If you wish to find tariff information on specific products, please go to the "FTA Tariff Tool”, a search engine, to display tariff rates and how they will be phased-out under the TPA. It also provides industry sector or product snapshots, indicating how they are treated under recently concluded TPAs. This tool produces information on trade and tariff profiles on all U.S. TPAs.
Qualifying for TPA Preferential Treatment
To know whether your product might qualify for TPA preferential treatment, please see How to Qualify my Good for U.S.-Panama TPA.
What You Need to Know Before the Goods Ship
To learn how to determine whether your goods qualify for preferential treatment; what is necessary to claim that preference; the responsibilities of the importer/exporter; and filing a correction and other information, please see Documenting Origin.
Here are some additional links that will help you get full value from the TPA:
If you have a question or if you need help please email a trade agreement specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.