Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Panama as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Panama: Law 81 on the Protection of Personal Data is now in effect

Law 81 on the Protection of Personal Data is now in effect …

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Panama: New Data Protection law is set to come into force by 2021

A new Data Protection law is set to come into force by 2021 that will place greater accountability on all holders and users of personal data …

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Panama: 5-year business visas introduced for nationals of 5 countries

The Government of Panama has announced that it will issue 5-year visas with multiple entries to citizens of  Venezuela, China, the Dominican Republic, India and Cuba for up to 30 days, with a possible 60-day extension for each visit …

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Panama: New workplace protection law

From May 16th 2018 employers will have to have in place policies compliant with a new workplace protection law (no 7) …

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Panama: Bill to legalize medical marijuana is introduced

This is the latest country to consider the legalisation of marijuana for medical purposes …

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Panama: Minimum wages increase

Minimum wages have just risen by 6 …

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Panama: No agreement has yet been reached on the structure or level of minimum rates

Although a special minimum wage commission was established this Summer no agreement has yet been reached on the structure or level of minimum rates – in spite of a three-day meeting between December 12th and 15th …

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Panama/China: Visa limits for Chinese lifted

Diplomatic relations with China were established this summer and a Panamanian Embassy opened in Beijing …

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