Published on April 09, 2021
Panama | Law No. 206 creating the Panamanian Food Agency is approved.
Law No. 206 of March 30, 2021, which creates the Panamanian Food Agency and repeals DecreeLaw No. 11 of 2006, which created the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (AUPSA),is approved.
According to Article 1 of Law 206, the Panamanian Food Agency (APA), is constituted as an entity of the Panamanian State whose purpose is "the management and verification of procedures for the agro-industrial and industrial production of food, as well as the export and import of food, its transit, and transshipment, in accordance with animal health, plant health, quarantine, and safety standards and international trade rules."