During 2021, The National Commission of Free Zones approved the operation of 13 companies within free zones Existing Law 32, which adds a total joint investment of $ 53.6 million and more than 200 direct jobs.
In its last meeting it approved the licenses of the companies Panama Canal Shipping Supply, S.A. y Deluxe Real States International Corp., to operate in the facilities of Marpesca and Panapark Free Zone, respectively, indicates a press release from the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (Mici).
In the Commission session, the contribution of these two companies was highlighted, which together will invest more than $ 1.2 million and they will create direct and indirect jobs, contributing to the stability and improvement of capacities of the local workforce.
“The action plan on free zones has yielded important results in this year 2021, especially in terms of the control. Precisely, to put the house in order, 19 licenses of the old processing areas for export were updated and another 19 licenses were canceled for companies that did not comply with the investment and job creation commitments “, reported the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade, Juan Carlos Sosa.
Ámbar Ruiz Chaperón, general director of Mici Free Zones, he limited that “the projections for the beginning of the year 2022 will exceed the achievements of attracting direct investment, with the creation of new free zones backed by companies that have confirmed their intention to establish themselves under the free regime of Panama, and this is possible thanks to the disclosure of our investment climate ”.
Panama Canal Shipping Supply, SA, with investors from Greece and Panama, offers logistics services to clients in Europe and Asia. While, Deluxe Real States International Corp, de capital nicaragüense, works in the leasing of galleys in the free zone.