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Panama ratifies trade pact with Mexico

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


The Panamanian National Assembly, after a third and final debate, ratified a trade agreement with Mexico, marking a crucial step toward the Central American country's accession to the Alliance of the Pacific.

The accord with Mexico "protects farm and agro-industrial products crucial for Panama, such as chicken and pork meat, eggs, dairy, sausages, coffee and wheat flour," according to the Panamanian Trade Ministry.

The list of Panamanian products protected under the agreement, the government said, includes rice, palm oil, tomato sauces and paste, potatoes, onions, sugar, some fruit juices and carbonated beverages, as well as industrial products such as plastics, paper and aluminum.

Source: Fox News Latino