Trade Commissioner Service - Panama

Welcome to the Commercial section of the Canadian Embassy in Panama. Our mandate is to promote Canada's economic interests in Panama and, in this context, to support the efforts of Canadian companies who have selected Panama as a target market for their products, services or technologies. The Commercial section also provides assistance to its Panamanian clients by matching their needs with the appropriate sources of Canadian products and services.

Basic Advice

  • Though English is widely spoken in Panama, all product literature should be made available in Spanish.
  • Personal relationships are key to conducting business in Panama, though not necessarily the key to success. Nevertheless, establishing a telephone contact or face-to-face meeting prior to sending any material will prove most beneficial.
  • Be on time for your appointments/meetings; however, do not take it personally should the other party be late.
  • The Panamanian business style is a mix of North American and Latin American ways.

Leading Opportunity Sectors

We serve Canadian clients in all sectors. Based on our knowledge of the market, the following sectors offer the greatest opportunities for Canadian companies:

Agriculture, Food and Beverages | Cleantech | Infrastructure, Building Products and Related Services | Mining