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Unions ask to remove the US from the list of high-risk countries for covid-19, Minsa responds
According to several unions, the US represents one of the most important markets and has a large percentage of its population vaccinated against covid-19.
Apede asks the authorities to intercede in the situation between carriers and shipping companies
The Apede makes the call before the national strike called by the land freight transport sector for this Thursday, September 23.
Businessmen request withdrawal of Bill 598 that regulates cabotage
Apede points out that the project has restrictive articles to attract new investments and guarantee legal security for maritime companies.
Apede calls for immediate action from the authorities in the face of protests in Chiriquí
Apede denounced that these protests threaten the health and jobs of dozens of people, as well as the international transport of goods.
Biosafety measures should not conflict the economic recovery process, warns Apede president
Elisa Suárez de Gómez was sworn in as re-elected president of the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (Apede), sending a message to the Government about the urgency of applying measures that allow a sustainable economic reactiv...
Apede calls for 'transparency' and 'greater analysis' to the extension of the PPC contract
The Panamanian Association of Business Executives (Apede) joined the voices that ask the Government for greater transparency and analysis of the automatic extension of the 25-year contract between the State and Panama Ports Company (PPC) .
Executive presents strategy for arrival and distribution of COVID-19 vaccine to businesses
President Laurentino Cortizo led a meeting with representatives of business associations, to whom they presented the National Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 (Operation PanavaC-19).
Suárez recommends applying different traceability and reopening measures
Elisa Suárez, president of the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (Apede), called on the authorities on Wednesday to apply other mechanisms for the traceability of coronavirus cases, as well as for the reopening of economic ac...
Businesses reject new quarantine, ask for structured plan against COVID-19 and certainty of punishment
Presidents of business unions in Panama offered a press conference on Tuesday to raise their concern about the lack of a comprehensive plan against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the consequences of this on the private sector and ...
Eyra Ruiz: The Government has not contemplated any closure
"At no time has the National Government and the health table contemplated any closure," the Minister Couselor of Health, Eyra Ruiz said, in response to the fear of the business sector and the population of economic closures and suspensio...
Apede: "To close again is the last nail in the coffin of the country's economy"
Definitively burying the country's economy is what the business sector fears in the face of the "constant threats" from the authorities, about the possibility of a new closure, in the face of the increase in coronavirus cases.
Cortizo: Panama will be one of the first countries to recover after the pandemic
The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, said that the estimates of international organizations indicate that Panama will be one of the first countries to recover economically after the Covid-19 pandemic. However, this can only...
Apede: recovery measures are urgent due to deterioration of the business structure
The Panamanian Association of Business Executives notes in a statement that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a weakening in the business structure, which is advancing every day and putting the future of hundreds of thousands of jobs at r...
Apede asks government for effective leadership to fight the pandemic and opening by region, not by blocks
The Panamanian Association of Business Executives (Apede) called on the Government to have effective leadership to face the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and at the same time suggested that the economic reactivation be done safely...
Elisa Suárez: We have no idea what the economic plan for Panama is
Panama Association of Business Executives (Apede) candidate for Apede precidency, Elisa Suárez talks about the economic outlook in the absence of a revival plan.
Tourism would take 3-5 years to recover
It will take three to five years for the tourism industry to recover, based on information from the World Travel and Tourism Council, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said. It is one of the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic.
Business people: reactivation does not work, refocus is needed
Entrepreneurs said this Sunday that the block reopening that is underway in the country "does not allow an effective reactivation" of the economy, and asked the government for a new approach that includes the start-up of construction and...
Apede predicts loss of 250,000-300,000 jobs if immediate actions are not taken
The Panamanian Association of Business Executives (Apede) warned that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic may lead the country to an economic collapse and that the projection is that this year 2020 more than 250 thousand jobs will be...
Companies demand a schedule and fewer obstacles to reopening
Business unions warn about lack of clarity on the dates for reactivation and ask the Government to be a facilitator of private investment.
Businesses ask for clarity in reopening plans
The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP) stated on Sunday May 24 that it is concerned about the “lack of clarity” of the reopening schedule of the following blocks of economic activities without definite dates.
Apede asks specification on plans to reactivate SMEs
The Panamanian Association of Business Executives (Apede) reiterated that the administration of President Laurentino Cortizo must urgently define "specific plans for economic and labor revival" for micro, small and medium-sized companies.
2020 school year will last only 7 months, and opening will be stages
The biosafety protocol for returning to classes will depend on the indications of the Ministry of Health.
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