Panama exhibits Panamanian exports at Seafood Expo Global 2022

For the first time, Panama participates in this global event.

April 26-28, 2022

The Authority for Investment Attraction and Export Promotion of Panama (PROPANAMA), promotes Panama's exportable offer, supporting the aquaculture and seafood sector, at the Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global 2022, which takes place from April 26 to 28, 2022, in the city of Barcelona, Spain.

For the first time, Panama participates in this global event, in the 28th version of the largest international exhibition of fish and seafood, equipment, technology and related processes in the European market, which brings together approximately 30 thousand buyers and suppliers from at least 150 countries around the world who visit the exhibition.

PROPANAMA's objective is to promote the seafood export sector, interested in the European market, in order to be able to promote its entire exportable offer to potential buyers and suppliers, who meet at the annual three-day exhibition.

PROPANAMA, in alliance with the Center for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), has worked to bring reliable and high quality local suppliers, ready to do business with a European partner.

As part of the strategy established by CBI, we participate with a Central American Region pavilion, as an important collaborator in the Central American Regional Economic Integration Project (INTEC), financed mainly by the European Union (EU), and coordinated by the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA), specifically in component three, which focuses on strengthening Central American capacity for trade in goods and services, developed by CBI.

With the Conectando Centroamérica project, CBI helps SMEs and cooperatives become more competitive in the European market. Central America is an attractive region for European seafood importers, offering a combination of aquaculture and fresh, wild-caught seafood.

According to CBI, many of the exports currently go to the US or Asia. However, Central American companies offer many products that appeal to the European market. The Association Agreement signed between the EU and the Central American region in 2012, has improved conditions for trade and Central America is looking to the European market to diversify.