Panama: Agricultural Export Sector Requires $21 Million
This is the investment required to increase exports of melon and watermelon, said Edwin Pérez, president of the Union of Agricultural Exporters.
Friday, July 10, 2009
April recorded drops of 68.8% in melon exports and of 53.4% for watermelon, when compared to the same period of 2008, according to figures from the General Comptroller of the Republic.
Panama is home to the XX International Congress of Producers and Exporters of Melon and Watermelons in Central America which brings together companies and exporters.
Starting December agriculture exporters of melon, watermelon, and pumpkin will be able to finance the packing costs and maritime transport costs, in addition to production.
With the implementation of the decree in Honduras suspending tax exemptions for 60 days, exporters will have losses of $9 million.
The Ministry of Agriculture announced that the country is now certified to export melons to the Mexican market.
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