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Colon Free Zone seeks to attract companies from Shanghai

Posted on 2018-08-08

The manager of the Colon Free Zone, Manuel Grimaldo, received His Excellency Li Qiang, Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, which he considered a guest of great value who is interested in knowing the development of the area frank largest in the Hemisphere.

Li Qiang, an ally of Chinese President Xi Jinping, was appointed last October as head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Shanghai to replace Han Zheng, who has now become a member of the Politburo Standing Committee. The Panamanian government inaugurated on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, the Consulate of Panama in Shanghai, and appointed Nicolas Saval Zimmermann as head of that office.

Shanghai, is one of the most populated cities in China with more than 20 million people; It flourished as the commercial hub of this nation until it became an important pole of development. Until May 2018 imports from Mainland China to Panama via the Free Zone reached US $ 4,095 million, which is why it is one of the main partners in this free zone. During his presentation the manager Grimaldo invited His Excellency Li Qiang to communicate to the entire body of businessmen and community of Shanghai, to take advantage of the free trade zone as a strategic point for the re-shipment of their merchandise.

Thanks to the geographical position of Zolicol, he reiterated that the products can connect directly with America, Oceania, Europe and Africa. "In Colón We have the most important ports in Panama since only in the year 2017 they moved some 4 million TEUS; this potential makes us important for all the goods that the world needs, "said the manager.

Source: AN Panama

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