|PANAMA WANTS MORE BUSINESS WITH THE CARIBBEAN|
Aruba, July 8, 2015 - The government of Panama has filed a request for entry as an observer to CARICOM and has proposed to the Caribbean block the start of negotiations for a free trade agreement.
The negotiation of a trade agreement with the bloc would increase the exchange of agricultural and manufactured goods, and improve the position of Panama as a logistics hub and tourist destination among the Caribbean countries.
From a statement issued by the Government of the Republic of Panama:
Panama aims to strengthen relations with CARICOM in terms of security, education, trade and tourism.