Canada–Panama relations

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Canada–Panama relations
Map indicating locations of Canada and Panama

Canada

Panama

Canada–Panama relations are foreign relations between Canada and Panama. The two countries established diplomatic relations in 1961.[1] Canada has an embassy in Panama City which was opened in 1995.[2][3] Prior to that date, the resident Canadian ambassador in Costa Rica has concurrent accreditation in Panama.[1][2] Panama has an embassy in Ottawa and general consulates in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.[4] Both countries are full members of the Organization of American States.

In August 2009, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli signed a bilateral free trade agreement known as the Canada–Panama Free Trade Agreement.[2][5] However, the treaty was only formally ratified by the Parliament of Canada three years later and entered into force on April 1, 2013.[6] In 2010, 2011 and 2012, the total yearly trade between the two countries was estimated to be between 200M$ and 250M$.[2][7]

In 2008, Canada and Panama made an air transport agreement. This agreement put into place a new, modern framework for scheduled air services between Canada and Panama. This agreement is responsible for increase tourism since 2008, between Canada and Panama. [8]

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  1. ^ a b "Negotiations Toward a Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement". Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada). Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Canada - Panama Relations". Government of Canada. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Canadian embassy in Panama City". Canadainternational.gc.ca. 2009-12-17. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Panamean embassy in Ottawa". Embassyofpanama.ca. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  5. ^ Deslongchamps, Alexandre (2009-08-11). "Harper, Martinelli Sign Canada-Panama Free Trade Pact". Bloomberg news. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement". Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada). Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Panama fact sheet" (PDF). Government of Canada. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Canada Panama relations". 

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