Shoppers from all over Latin America think big in $11 billion Panama trade zone
Shoppers from across Latin America and the Caribbean flock to the Colon Free Trade Zone to buy everything from toys to tools.
Instead of leaving with a few shopping bags full of goodies, these buyers typically order 20- and 40-foot-long containers stuffed with items they will resell.
The world's second-largest free trade zone -- eclipsed only by Hong Kong -- exported more than $11.4 billion in merchandise last year, according to the Colon Free Trade Zone.
Original source: Houston Chronicle