Panama

2021 Trade facilitation score of 78.49%
Transparency: 93.33%; Formalities: 83.33%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 55.56%; Paperless Trade: 85.19%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 61.11%.

2019 Trade facilitation score of 70.97%
Transparency: 86.67%; Formalities: 79.17%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 55.56%; Paperless Trade: 74.07%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 50%.

2017 Trade facilitation score of 61.29%
Transparency: 80%; Formalities: 70.83%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 44.44%; Paperless Trade: 66.67%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 33.33%.

2015 Trade facilitation score of 60.22%
Transparency: 86.67%; Formalities: 66.67%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 44.44%; Paperless Trade: 66.67%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 27.78%.

# Measure Survey 2015 Survey 2017 Survey 2019 Survey 2021 Change**
1 National Trade Facilitation Committee or similar body* Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
2 Publication of existing import-export regulations on the internet Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
3 Stakeholders` consultation on new draft regulations (prior to their finalization) Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
4 Advance publication/notification of new trade-related regulations before their implementation* Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented
5 Advance ruling on tariff classification and origin of imported goods* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
6 Risk management Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented
7 Pre-arrival processing Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
8 Post-clearance audits* Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
9 Independent appeal mechanism Fully implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
10 Separation of Release from final determination of customs duties, taxes, fees and charges Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
11 Establishment and publication of average release times Not implemented Not implemented Planning stage Planning stage
12 TF measures for authorized operators* Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
13 Expedited shipments Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
14 Acceptance of copies of original supporting documents required for import, export or transit formalities* Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
15 Automated Customs System* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
16 Internet connection available to Customs and other trade control agencies* Fully implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
17 Electronic Single Window System Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
18 Electronic submission of Customs declarations Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
19 Electronic application and issuance of import and export permit* Planning stage Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented
20 Electronic Submission of Sea Cargo Manifests Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
21 Electronic Submission of Air Cargo Manifests Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
22 Electronic application and issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin Planning stage Planning stage Partially implemented Partially implemented
23 E-Payment of Customs Duties and Fees Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
24 Electronic Application for Customs Refunds Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented Partially implemented
25 Laws and regulations for electronic transactions Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
26 Recognised certification authority Planning stage Planning stage Fully implemented Fully implemented
27 Electronic exchange of Customs Declaration* Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
28 Electronic exchange of Certificate of Origin Not implemented Planning stage Planning stage Partially implemented
29 Electronic exchange of Sanitary & Phyto-Sanitary Certificate Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented Planning stage
30 Paperless collection of payment from a documentary letter of credit* Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented
31 National legislative framework and/or institutional arrangements for border agencies cooperation* Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
32 Government agencies delegating border controls to Customs authorities* Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented
33 Alignment of working days and hours with neighbouring countries at border crossings Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
34 Alignment of formalities and procedures with neighbouring countries at border crossings Planning stage Planning stage Fully implemented Fully implemented
35 Transit facilitation agreement(s)* Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
36 Limit the physical inspections of transit goods and use risk assessment* Fully implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
37 Supporting pre-arrival processing for transit facilitation Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
38 Cooperation between agencies of countries involved in transit Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
39 Trade-related information measures for SMEs* Not available Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
40 SMEs in AEO scheme* Not available Not implemented Not implemented Partially implemented
41 SMEs access Single Window* Not available Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented
42 SMEs in National Trade Facilitation Committee* Not available Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented
43 Other special measures for SMEs Not available Not available Not implemented Not implemented
44 Testing and laboratory facilities available to meet SPS of main trading partners* Not available Not available Partially implemented Partially implemented
45 National standards and accreditation bodies to facilitate compliance with SPS* Not available Not implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
46 Electronic application and issuance of SPS certificates* Not available Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented
47 Special treatment for perishable goods Not available Not available Fully implemented Fully implemented
48 TF policy/strategy to increase women’s participation in trade* Not available Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented
49 TF measures to benefit women involved in trade* Not available Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented
50 Women membership in the National Trade Facilitation Committee or similar bodies* Not available Not available Not implemented Not implemented
51 Single window facilitates traders access to finance* Not available Not available Not available Not implemented
52 Authorities engaged in blockchain-based supply chain project covering trade finance* Not available Not available Not available Not implemented
53 Variety of trade finance services available Not available Not available Not available Fully implemented
54 Agency in place to manage TF in times of crises and emergencies* Not available Not available Not available Partially implemented
55 Online publication of emergency TF measures* Not available Not available Not available Fully implemented
56 Coordination between countries on emergency TF measures* Not available Not available Not available Partially implemented
57 Additional trade facilitation measures to facilitate trade in times of emergencies* Not available Not available Not available Fully implemented
58 Plan in place to facilitate trade during future crises* Not available Not available Not available Fully implemented
Major
Ladder

Trade facilitation score of 78.49% (2021)
Transparency: 93.33%; Formalities: 83.33%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 55.56%; Paperless Trade: 85.19%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 61.11%.

General Trade Facilitation Measures

Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Planning stage
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Paperless Trade Facilitation

Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Towards Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Planning stage
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Border Agency Cooperation

Fully implemented
Not implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Transit Facilitation

Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

SME Facilitation Measures

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Agriculture Facilitation Measures

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Not implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Women in Trade Facilitation Measures

Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Finance Facilitation Measures

Not implemented
Not implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Facilitation in Times of Crisis Measures

Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.
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Major
Ladder

Trade facilitation score of 70.97% (2019)
Transparency: 86.67%; Formalities: 79.17%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 55.56%; Paperless Trade: 74.07%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 50%.

General Trade Facilitation Measures

Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Planning stage
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Paperless Trade Facilitation

Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Towards Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Planning stage
Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Border Agency Cooperation

Fully implemented
Not implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Transit Facilitation

Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

SME Facilitation Measures

Partially implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Agriculture Facilitation Measures

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Not implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Women in Trade Facilitation Measures

Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Finance Facilitation Measures

Not available
Not available
Not available
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.
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Major
Ladder

Trade facilitation score of 61.29% (2017)
Transparency: 80%; Formalities: 70.83%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 44.44%; Paperless Trade: 66.67%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 33.33%.

General Trade Facilitation Measures

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Paperless Trade Facilitation

Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Planning stage
Partially implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Towards Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Partially implemented
Planning stage
Partially implemented
Planning stage
Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Border Agency Cooperation

Partially implemented
Not implemented
Fully implemented
Planning stage
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Transit Facilitation

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

SME Facilitation Measures

Partially implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Agriculture Facilitation Measures

Not available
Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Women in Trade Facilitation Measures

Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.
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Major
Ladder

Trade facilitation score of 60.22% (2015)
Transparency: 86.67%; Formalities: 66.67%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 44.44%; Paperless Trade: 66.67%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 27.78%.

General Trade Facilitation Measures

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Paperless Trade Facilitation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Planning stage
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Planning stage
Partially implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Towards Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Partially implemented
Planning stage
Partially implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Border Agency Cooperation

Partially implemented
Not implemented
Partially implemented
Planning stage
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Transit Facilitation

Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.
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