Colon Free Zone

One of the main multimodal logistics redistribution centers in the world.

Leader for over 60 years, the Colon Free Zone is the starting point for successful businesses.

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Located in the city of Colon, on the Atlantic coast, on 1,064.5 hectares, only 45 minutes from Panama City, this modern hub takes advantage of Panama’s connectivity to facilitate the transportation of merchandise and business trips. As a result, the companies improve their operations cost with significant savings in freight costs and important savings in delivery time.

THE WORLD’S SHOWCASE

In its showrooms you can find merchandise available for immediate delivery, from America, the Orient and Europe, among other regions.

ADVANCED MULTIMODAL LOGISTICS SYSTEM

Surrounding the Colon Free Zone, there is a modern logistics network that expedites the commercial activities of the established companies.

Tocumen International Airport

  • The Hub of the Americas.
  • More than 1,500 weekly flights.

The Panama Canal

  • The great connection with international trade.
  • 144 shipping lanes to 1,700 ports in 160 countries.

World-class ports

  • The most active in Latin America, on both oceans, with an annual cargo movement of more than 7 million containers a year.

Interoceanic Railroado

  • From the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea in only 80 km.

Inter-American Highway

  • Connects with all the markets in Central America.

Very soon, within the area:

  • Renovation of the Enrique Jiménez Airport for cargo transportation.

INCENTIVIZED ACTIVITIES

TAX INCENTIVES

0% capital gains tax for operations abroad.

0% tax on import and re-export of merchandise.

Exemption for services offered abroad.

In re-export profit.

In tariffs and import and export quotas.

In billing tax.

MIGRATORY INCENTIVES

Migratory facilities for foreign investors and executives and for their dependents (spouses and children).

LABOR INCENTIVES

Permit to import tax free domestic goods up to US$3,000 and 1 personal vehicle.

Overtime fee of 25% and 75% for work on holidays or national mourning.

Work permit within 10% of regular workers.

Work permit for specialized or technical personnel not to exceed 15% of the specialized workers.

Work permit for specialized or technical personnel that exceeds 15% (contract up to a maximum of 3 years).

Work permit as an employee of a company with less than 10 employees.

On the American continent

In the world

MAIN CONTAINER CENTER

IN LATIN AMERICA

MORE THAN 3,000

ESTABLISHED COMPANIES

Special Investment Regimes

SUCCESS CASES

“Panama will undoubtedly continue to grow in the coming years. For its economic model to be sustainable in time, it will be necessary to continue working in training its domestic labor force and continue creating learning synergies with the foreign talent. This will be the key to success”

Alberto Alesi, Regional Director for the Caribbean and Central America
ManpowerGroup

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