On July 2, the National Customs Authority (ANA in Spanish) and the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP in Spanish) held the first joint working group to promote measures to boost transport logistics in the country. At the meeting, the entities signed a Memorandum of Understanding to streamline the exchange of views regarding the possible innovation of regulations on these issues.
At the working session, the parties exchanged proposals on issues related to the movement of land cargo. Likewise, the Memorandum of Understanding signed proposes the installation of a permanent working group, which would allow the entities to facilitate the analysis of regulations and processes of the legal framework of the Panamanian logistics sector.
Among the participants in the event were Juan José Dutary, director of the CCIAP, and Rodolfo Samuda, deputy technical director of ANA, who said that the cooperation of the entities in favour of the development of the country’s transport sector “will lead to a source of investment in our territory”. Also present at the meeting were Rolando Álvarez, Director of Transport and Logistics of the Chamber of Commerce and Ámbar Ruíz, Director of Free Zones of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries.