Business Opportunities in Panama

Central America

Business Opportunities in Panama

Thursday, September 16, 2021 |1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

Why U.S. companies should consider exporting to Panama

Panama is a country of 4.2 million people that is rich in diverse cultures. It is known as the Hub of the Americas, being one of the world’s most connected countries and having the Panama Canal with ports on both oceans. Panama’s American dollar-based economy, low inflation and zero foreign exchange risk, make the country an attractive place for investment by U.S. companies. Its government is stable and democratic. Panama was the United States' 35th largest goods export market in 2019. Best prospect sectors for U.S. exporters include: Cybersecurity; Disposable Medical Supplies; Infrastructure, Agricultural Products; and Education and Training.


Participant expectations:

Webinar participants will learn about business opportunities and best prospect sectors in Panama, as well as Legal Considerations when exporting to Central America.



  • Lesa Forbes, Senior International Trade Specialist - U.S. Commercial Service, Miami, FL
  • Timothy Cannon, Senior Commercial Officer - U.S. Embassy, Panama City, Panama
  • Carlos Urriola, President of SSA International & President of Manzanillo International Terminal Panama, S.A
  • John M. Huddle, Esq., founder and CEO of The Global Law Group, PLC 

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Part 1: Business Opportunities in Panama

International Legal Considerations and Negotiating Contracts

Thursday, September 16, 2021 |1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

Cost: $30

Place: Cisco Webex


**Special Note to Participants**


You may register for the entire seven-part webinar series, which serves as a venue to prepare participating U.S. companies for a more successful experience during the upcoming U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Mission to Central America being held on March 27, April 1, 2022 which will include the U.S. Commercial Service’s Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in Central America Conference in Guatemala City, Guatemala with optional business to business meetings in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Webinar Series Schedule:

  1. Business Opportunities in PanamaSeptember 16, 2021 

    Legal Considerations when exporting to Central America

  2. Business Opportunities in Costa RicaSeptember 30, 2021

    Deal Team/Advocacy in Central America

  3. Business Opportunities in El SalvadorOctober 21, 2021

    Financing your Export deals in Central America

  4. Business Opportunities in HondurasNovember 18, 2021
    Export Logistics in Central America

  5. Business Opportunities in GuatemalaDecember 16, 2021
    Working with Developing Banks in the Region: IDB, World Bank

  6. Business Opportunities in BelizeJanuary 6, 2022
    E-commerce in Central America

  7. Business Opportunities in NicaraguaJanuary 20, 2022 
    Tools to help your company increase your export sales

Cost: $30 per Webinar or $120 for the entire Webinar Series (all seven Webinars)


Central America is a growing market for U.S. companies seeking to expand their global presence where U.S. products and services enjoy high receptivity and are known for quality and innovation. Central America markets combined represent more than 53 million potential customers that import over $25 billion in U.S. products and services.

The seven-part Business Opportunities Central America Webinar Series will provide valuable insights to new and experienced exporters who will gain knowledge of the export opportunities in this dynamic region. 


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If you have questions regarding the webinar series, please contact Isabel Davila at