Issue Summary

On October 21, 2011, President Obama signed the implementing legislation for the long-awaited Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Panama, along with the South Korea and Colombia FTAs and a host of other trade legislation. On October 31, 2012, the FTA went into effect.


USFIA Position

The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) is a strong supporter of removing barriers to trade with Panama, and welcomes the passage and implementation of the U.S.-Panama FTA.