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Resources for Doing Business in Panama

May 2013

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This publication gives you a listing of the key resources that U.S. companies should find useful in exploring export or investment opportunities for Panama. We encourage you to contact us first to discuss how we may able to assist you.


U.S. Embassy Panama Contacts
Washington, DC Contacts

Ministries and Government-Owned Agencies in Panama

Additional Resources in Panama

Market Research for U.S. Exporters

Upcoming Trade Events

U.S. Embassy Panama Contacts

U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

Tel: (507) 317-5000

Fax: (507) 317-5573


John Coronado, Senior Commercial Officer

Tel : (507) 317-5388

Email: John Coronado@trade.gov

J. Enrique Tellez, Senior Commercial Specialist

Tel : (507) 317-5080

Email: Enrique.Tellez@trade.gov

Jeane A. de Zuniga, Commercial Specialist

Tel : (507) 317-5392

Email: Jeane.Zuniga@trade.gov

Diana Lozano, Commercial Specialist

Tel: (507) 317-5242

Email: Diana.Lozano@trade.gov

Economic Section, U.S. Department of State

Jonathan A. Plowman, Counselor for Economic Affairs

Tel: (507) 317-5301

Email: PlowmanJA@state.gov

Political Section, U.S. Department of State

Shelby Smith, Counselor for Political Affairs

Tel: (507) 317-5122

Email: Smith-WilsonSV@state.gov

Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Arlene Villalaz, Agricultural Specialist

Tel: (507) 317-5297

Email: Arlene.Villalaz@fas.usda.gov

U.S. Consular Section

Tel: (507) 317- 5332

Email: Panama-CG@state.gov

American Citizen Services

Tel. (507) 317- 5000

Email: Panama-ACS@state.gov


U.S. Embassy Panama, Mailing Address:

9100 Panama City Pl.

Washington D.C. 20521-9100

Tel: (507) 317-5000

Fax: (507) 227-1964

Washington, DC – based Contacts Back to top

U.S. Department of Commerce

Julie Anglin, Panama Desk Officer

14th & Constitution Ave. NW.

Washington, D.C. 20230

Tel: (202) 482-4464

Fax: (202) 482-4157

Email: Julie.Anglin@trade.gov

U.S. Department of State

Kelsey L. Cambronne, Panama Desk Officer

Dept. WHA/CEN-HST Room 5906

2201 C Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20520

Tel: (202) 482-647-4161

Fax: (202) 482-647-2597

Email: CambronneKL@state.gov

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Mark Stuckart, Special Assistant Insurance Department
1100 New York Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20527

Tel: (202) 336-8589

Fax: (202) 408-9866

Email: Mark.Stuckart@opic.gov


Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Xiomara Creque-Bromberg, Regional Director Americas

811 Vermont Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20571

Tel: (202) 565-3921 ext. 3916

Fax: (202) 565-3931

Email: Xiomara.Creque@exim.gov


U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Keith Eischeid, Panama Country Manager

1621 N. Kent St., Suite 300

Arlington, VA 2209-2131

Tel: (703) 875-4357

Fax: (703) 875-4009

Email: keischied@ustd.gov


Embassy of Panama

Ambassador Mario Jaramillo

2862 McGill Terrace NW

Washington, DC 20008

Tel: (202) 483-1407

Fax: (202) 483-8413


Ministries and Government-Owned Agencies in Panama Back to top

Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias (Ministry of Commerce and Industry)

Ricardo Quijano, Minister

P.O. Box 0815-01119

Panama, Republic of Panama

Tel: (507) 560-0600

Fax: (507) 560-0663


Vice Ministerio de Comercio Exterior

Jose Pacheco, Vice Minister

P.O. Box 0815-01119

Panama, Republic of Panama

Tel: (507) 560-0600

Fax: (507) 560-0653


Ministerio de Desarrollo Agropecuario (Ministry of Agricultural Development)

Oscar Osorio, Minister

P.O. Box 0816-01611

Panama, Republic of Panama

Tel: (507) 507-0601

Fax: (507) 266-2943


Ministerio de Economia y Finanzas (Ministry of Economics and Finance)

Frank De Lima, Minister

P.O. Box 0816-02836

Panama, Republic of Panama

Tel: (507) 506-6753

Fax: (507) –507-7045


Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health)

Dr.Javier Diaz, Minister

P.O. Box 0816-06812

Panama1, Republic of Panama

Tel: (507) 512-9400

Fax: (507) 212-9240


Ministerio de Obras Publicas (Ministry of Public Works)

Jaime Ford, Minister

P.O. Box 0816-06734

Panama, Republic of Panama

Tel: (507) 507-9400

Fax: (507) 507-9419


Autoridad Marítima Nacional (National Maritime Authority)

Roberto Linares, Administrator

P.O. Box 0816-01548

Panama, Rep. of Panama

Tel: (507) 501-5000

Fax: (507) 501-5405


Administracion de la Zona Libre de Colon (Colon Free Zone Administration)

Leopoldo Benedetti, General Manager

P.O. Box 0302-00512

Colon, Republic of Panama

Tel: (507) 475-9512

Fax: (507) 475-9628


Autoridad Aeronautica Civil (AAC) - (National Aeronautics Authority)

Rafael Barcenas, Director

P.O. Box 03073-03187

Panama, Republic of Panama

Tel: (507) 501-9000

Fax: (507) 501-9487


Instituto de Acueductos y Alcantarillados Nacionales (IDAAN) - (National Water Works Company)

Abdiel Cano, Executive Director

P.O. Box 0816-1535

Panama, Republic of Panama

Tel: (507) 523-8500

Fax: (507) 522-8502


Inter-American Development Bank (Panama office)

Marcelo Antinori, Representative

P.O. Box 0816-02900

Panama, Rep. of Panama

Tel: (507) 206-0900

Fax: (507) 206-0999


Additional Resources in Panama Back to top

American Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Panama (AmCham)
Affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Latin American Trade Coalition in Washington, DC.

P.O. Box 0843-0152

Panama, Republic of Panama

Maurice Belanger, Executive Director

Tel: (507) 301-3881

Fax: (507) 301-3882

Email: executivedirector@panamcham.com


U.S. - Panama Business Council

Juan B. Sosa, President

5353 Memorial Drive #2041

Houston, TX, 77007

Tel. 713-426-0554

Fax. 713-426-0375

E-mail: panamerica@msn.com

Market Research Return to top

For market opportunities in Panama, we suggest that you first review our Doing Business in Panama guide here: http://export.gov/panama/doingbusinessinpanama. To view market research reports on opportunities in other countries, please go to the following website: http://export.gov/mrktresearch/index.asp. Please note that these reports are only available to U.S. citizens and U.S. companies. Registration to the site is required, but free of charge.

Trade Events Return to top

Please click on the link below for information on upcoming trade events. http://export.gov/tradeevents/index.asp.

For More Information

The U.S. Commercial Service in Panama can be contacted via e-mail at: enrique.tellez@trade.gov

Phone: 011-507-317-5000; or visit our website: http://www.export.gov/panama.