Northwest Horticultural Council
Please click on the above link for a list of chemical MRLs.
II. CHEMICALS AND ADDITIVE INFORMATION
A. Chemical residue standards:
Panama follows maximum residue levels established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. When there is no established Codex MRL, the lowest of the EU or U.S. MRL value is accepted.
B. Monitoring chemical residues:
Panama regularly tests produce for chemical residues.
C. Restrictions on use of waxes:
III. ORGANIC FRUIT REGULATIONS
As agreed under the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, the tariff rate is zero for apples, pears, and cherries from the United States.
V. NON-TARIFF BARRIERS
A. Labeling requirements:
There are no specific labeling requirements for fresh fruits and vegetables. Please check with your importer to ensure compliance.
B. Licenses and quotas:
C. Currency Issues:
The Panamanian economy has been dollarized since 1904.
D. Pest and plant disease restrictions:
A Phytosanitary Certificate and Import Permit are required.
VI. MARKETING REPRESENTATIVES FOR PACIFIC NORTHWEST TREE FRUIT INDUSTRY:
Pear Bureau Northwest:
Grupo PM S.A. de C.V.
Voice: +52 777 316 7370
Fax: +52 777 316 7369
VII. OTHER RESOURCE LINKS:
VIII. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
The U.S. and Panama concluded free trade negotiations on December 19, 2006, under which tariffs on U.S. apples, pears and cherries will be eliminated. This agreement was signed into law by President Obama on October 21, 2011, and entered into force on October 31, 2012.