U.S.-Panama TPA

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the United States and Panama, known as the Panama-United States Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA), was signed by both governments on June 28, 2007.  It was approved by Panama on July 11, 2007, and by the United States on October 21, 2011; the agreement entered into force on October 31, 2012.

The TPA is a comprehensive free trade agreement that provides for the elimination of tariffs and removes barriers to financial and other services.  It also includes important disciplines relating to customs administration and trade facilitation, technical barriers to trade, government procurement, investment, telecommunications, electronics commerce, intellectual property rights, and labor and environmental protection.

For more information about the TPA please view the below links:

Key Statements

US Government

Government of Panama

US Embassy

  • US-Panama Economic Ties, click here (PDF 307 KB).
  • US-Panama Strategic Relations, click here (PDF 303 KB).