ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Oct 2018

The government of Panama has adopted new legislation banning the importation of milk, cheese and certain meats.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

National Assembly of Panama. Asamblea Nacional de Panamá. Proyecto de Ley 680 de 2018. Available at: http://www.asamblea.gob.pa/proyley/2018_P_680.pdf

Inception date: 09 Oct 2018 | Removal date: 20 Nov 2018

Import ban

On 8 October 2018, the National Assembly of Panama has adopted the Provisional Law 680-2018 allowing the Ministry of Agriculture to establish temporary import ban on certain agricultural commodities. Concretely, the new legislation prohibits the importation of milk, cheese and certain meats for a period of 12 months starting on 9 October 2018.

The HS Codes affected by Provisional Law 680-2018 have been enclosed under tariff lines 0201, 0202, 0203, 0207, 0401, 0404 and 0407.

 
Update
 
On 20 November 2018, the President of Panama vetoed Provisional Law 680-2018 revoking its application. 

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