Canada, Panama Ink Deal To Lift Trade Barriers

Law360, New York (May 14, 2010, 12:36 PM EDT) -- Panama and Canada signed a free trade agreement Friday that will lower tariffs on goods traded between the two countries, pave the way for more Canadian investments in the Latin American nation and require effective environmental regulations through a side agreement.

In addition to the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement, Canadian International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan and Panamanian Commerce and Industry Minister Roberto Henriquez signed parallel labor cooperation and environmental agreements in Ottawa.

The CPFTA will lower tariffs and remove other trade barriers between the two...
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