The government of Panama stated its commitment to provide all necessary support to strengthen banana production and exports in the province of Bocas del Toro.
“The Panama Exporta program is providing a platform for companies that want to expand their coverage in the international market. The opening of the agricultural commerce office in Rotterdam will allow us to boost our producers’ exports on a larger scale,” the Agriculture Minister said.
The Government intends to open a second agricultural commerce office in Shanghai, China, by the beginning of 2019, to strengthen the presence of Panamanian products in the Asian continent.
So far, some 90 companies throughout the country have signed up for the Panama Exporta program, which has allowed exports to increase by 10% during the first months of 2018.