Trade integration strategy.

Position:SPECIAL LATIN TRADE SUPPLEMENT
 
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Panama takes a pragmatic approach to its international trade alliances. "We seek large or small partners who can provide us with real, tangible benefits in goods or services," says Francisco Alvarez de Soto, Vice Minister of International Trade Negotiations. That is why Panama already has free trade zagreements in place with all Singapore, Taiwan and Chile.

And in this sense, the International Trade Negotiations Office's agenda is diverse and hectic. An FTA with the US is expected to be ratified, another with Canada is set to take effect in the first quarter of 2011. In late January negotiations began for a partial...

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