Submissions

SALA-CA-PMA/001/2019

Panama Bay wetland

Panama City, May 10, 2019. On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, María Gabriella Dutary and Luisa Pilar Araúz Arredondo, citizens of Panama and practicing attorneys, on their own behalf, presented an Environmental Submission via e-mail to the Secretariat for Environmental Enforcement Matters (SEEM) of the United States – Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (US-Panama TPA), in which they claim that the Republic of Panama is not effectively enforcing its environmental legislation.

In the Communication, identified as SALA-CA-PMA / 001/2019 "Bay of Panama Wetlands," the submitters assert that the Republic of Panama has failed to comply with environmental legislation in Panama, with respect to the development of a management plan for the wildlife refuge Bay of Panama Wetland.

SEEM is currently analyzing the Environmental Submission to determine compliance with the submission requirements established in Article 17.8.2 of Chapter 17 of the US-Panama TPA in order to continue with the corresponding procedures.

 

SALA-CA-PMA/001/2019

Gulf of Montijo wetland

Panama City, May 10, 2019. On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, María Gabriella Dutary and Luisa Pilar Araúz Arredondo, citizens of Panama and practicing attorneys, on their own behalf, presented an Environmental Submission via e-mail to the Secretariat for Environmental Enforcement Matters (SEEM) of the United States – Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (US-Panama TPA), in which they claim that the Republic of Panama is not effectively enforcing its environmental legislation.

In the Communication, identified as SALA-CA-PMA / 001/2019 "Bay of Panama Wetlands," the submitters assert that the Republic of Panama has failed to comply with environmental legislation in Panama, with respect to the development of a management plan for the wildlife refuge Bay of Panama Wetland.

SEEM is currently analyzing the Environmental Submission to determine compliance with the submission requirements established in Article 17.8.2 of Chapter 17 of the US-Panama TPA in order to continue with the corresponding procedures.
SALA-CA-PMA/001/2021

Volcán Barú National Park

Submission concerning the implementation of environmental legislation, pursuant to Article 17.8 of the Trade Promotion Agreement between Panama and the United States, concerning possible non-compliance with Panamanian environmental legislation, with regard to Executive Decree No. 40 of June 24, 1976, which creates Baru Volcano National Park, the Baru Volcano National Park Management Plan, approved by Resolution No. AG-0295-2004 of July 30, 2004, Resolution No. AG-0904-2009 which re-establishes the validity of the Baru Volcano National Park Management Plan and other provisions, Law No. 1 of February 3, 1994, which establishes forestry law in the Republic of Panama and other provisions, Law 41 of 1998, as amended by Law 8 of 2015, General Environmental Law of the Republic of Panama, among others.


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