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Foreign Agricultural Service
 

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries.  The Panama office works closely with the government and private sector to identify and reduce barriers to trade.

  • FAS Panama staff met with FAS Washington Deputy Administrator
    FAS Panama staff met with FAS Washington Deputy Administrator

    FAS Panama staff met with FAS Washington Deputy Administrator who visited Panama to attend the U.S. Grains Council International Marketing Conference, held in Panama City February 12-16, 2012.  

  • FAS Panama coordinated the Iowa Trade Mission’s visit to Panama
    FAS Panama coordinated the Iowa Trade Mission’s visit to Panama

    On February 7-11, 2012, FAS Panama coordinated the Iowa Trade Mission’s visit to Panama. The team included meat producers and grains producers looking for export opportunities for their products.  

  • FAS Panama and the FDA to facilitate training on the new Food Safety and Modernization Act
    FAS Panama and the FDA to facilitate training on the new Food Safety and Modernization Act

    FAS Panama coordinated with the Ministry of Commerce, Vice Ministry of Foreign Trade, and the FDA to facilitate training on the new Food Safety and Modernization Act for the registration and export of food products to the United States.  

  • FAS Panama office invited and coordinated participation on trade mission held in Colombia
    FAS Panama office invited and coordinated participation on trade mission held in Colombia

    FAS Panama office invited and coordinated participation of several Panamanian companies, the Minister of Agriculture and the Director of Aupsa to attend a USDA sponsored trade mission held in Colombia. 

  • Ambassador Powers visited the agricultural bounty in Boquete, Chiriqui
    Ambassador Powers visited the agricultural bounty in Boquete, Chiriqui

    Ambassador Powers visited the agricultural bounty in Boquete, Chiriqui, at the International Flower’s Fair held January 12-22, 2012. In the picture, the Ambassador partaking with the Fair President, Engineer Eliseo J. Miranda and the Regional Director of the Ministry of Agriculture in the area.  

  • FAS Office Panama participated in Panama Gastronomica
    FAS Office Panama participated in Panama Gastronomica

    FAS Office Panama participated in Panama Gastronomica September 1-3 in Atlapa Convention Center. 

  • The Western Hemisphere Codex Colloquium
    The Western Hemisphere Codex Colloquium

    The Western Hemisphere Codex Colloquium held in Panama City, Panama from July 20 to 22, 2010 brought together Codex Delegates from 19 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. 

  • U.S. Grains Council opened a regional office in Panama
    U.S. Grains Council opened a regional office in Panama

    The U.S. Grains Council opened a regional office in Panama to cover its activities in Latin America and the Caribbean and for said occasion, together with our Ambassador, offered a Reception for collaborators and contacts from the Government and private sectors. 

  • Speech to APEX about U.S. Regulations for Imports of Food Products
    Speech to APEX about U.S. Regulations for Imports of Food Products

    On October 9, 2009, Arlene Villalaz, FAS Agricultural Specialist, gave a presentation to the Panamanian Exporters Association (APEX) regarding U.S. regulations for imports of food products. 

  • Visit to the Panamanian Food Safety Authority
    Visit to the Panamanian Food Safety Authority

    The U. S. Embassy Agricultural Counselor, Kevin Smith, recently visited the offices of the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (AUPSA) on September 25th, 2009, with the purpose of maintaining our commitment to keeping the doors of good communication open to insure the efficient compliance of the sanitary and phytosanitary measures established between both countries.