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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.

Sections

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
www.export.gov/panama

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
http://panama.usembassy.gov/american_citizen_services_unit.html

U.S. Embassy Panama, Mailing Address:
9100 Panama City Pl.
Washington D.C. 20521-9100
Tel: (507) 317-5000
Fax: (507) 227-1964

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Washington, DC – based Contacts

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
www.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
www.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
www.ustda.gov

Embassy of Panama
Ambassador Mario Jaramillo
2862 McGill Terrace NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 483-1407
Fax: (202) 483-8413
www.embassyofpanama.org

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Ministries and Government-Owned Agencies in Panama

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
www.mici.gob.pa

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
www.vicomex.gob.pa

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
www.mida.gob.pa

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
www.mef.gob.pa

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
www.minsa.gob.pa

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
www.mop.gob.pa

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
www.autoridadmaritima.gob.pa

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
www.zonalibredecolon.com.pa

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
www.aeronautica.gob.pa

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
www.idaan.gob.pa

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
www.iadb.org

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Additional Resources in Panama

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
www.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

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Market Research

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.

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Trade Events

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.