COUNTRY PRODUCTION STATUS The majority of timber harvested in Panama by industrial companies is exported. The domestic market is largely supplied by artisanal producers. Read more about timber production in Panama. To find out more, click here

LAWS Panama has a number of laws and regulations pertaining to forest management, wood harvesting, processing and trade. To find out more, click here.

TRANSPARENCY Information on transparency and governance indicators can be found here.

CITES Panama acceded to CITES in 1977.

CONTACTS Panama Contacts for industry associations, civil society, and government agencies working on forest related issues in Panama.

Note: In 2015 the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) was renamed the Ministry of Environment. According to Law no. 8 (2015) any laws that are still being implemented should continue to refer to/use ANAM and not Ministry of Environment. Therefore, throughout this profile both of these names may be used. For more information, please refer to the legality section of this profile.

Last updated: October 2016