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Direct Line: Taking Advantage of the New Trade Promotion Agreement with Panama

Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
March 20, 2013


Topic: Taking Advantage of the New Trade Promotion Agreement with Panama

Host: April Redmon, Senior Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Americas Team

Date, time, time zone for call: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT


  • Jonathan D. Farrar, U.S Ambassador to Panama
  • Alejandra Y. Castillo, National Deputy Director, Minority Business Development Agency U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Michael Masserman, Executive Director for Export Policy, Promotion & Strategy International Trade Association, U.S. Department of Commerce

Brief description of call: The scheduled speakers will discuss the realities and benefits of the U.S. trade promotion agreement with Panama. In this webinar you will understand the intricacies of doing business in the Panamanian market, taking advantage of the new opportunities available as a result of the lower tariffs. If you are interested in or are already exporting U.S.–made goods to Panama, the TPA is big news for you. Learn how to make the most of it.

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