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Relationship with New Zealand

New Zealand and Panama have a relationship largely based on trade, with dairy exports from New Zealand to Panama forming the majority of trade between the two countries. In recent years, the construction of “super yachts” in New Zealand and their subsequent export to Panama has added to the trade relationship. New Zealand also engages with Panama through SICA, the Central American Integration System (external link).

Trade in goods with New Zealand

NZ Exports (2013)                   NZ$28.5 million
Main exports                            Dairy products, plastics

NZ Imports (2013)                   NZ$183,000
Main imports                            Salt, sulphur or cement products

Source: Statistics New Zealand (year to December 2013)

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The New Zealand Embassy in Mexico City has been accredited to Panama since 2013 (external link). There is a New Zealand Honorary Consul in Panama City (contact information: here).

The Panamanian Embassy in Singapore is accredited to New Zealand (external link).

Development assistance

Panama is eligible for New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS). For more information visit the New Zealand Development Scholarships (external link) page on the New Zealand Embassy in Mexico website.

Travel advice

The New Zealand Safe Travel website has comprehensive information including advice on travel to Panama (external link).

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Page last updated: Friday, 11 April 2014 10:17 NZST