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Panama Import Regs.: Prohibited Imports

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Panama Import Regs.: Prohibited Imports

Postby bridgat » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:06 am

Goods whose importation is prohibited or restricted
Importation prohibited
False coins and implements for minting coins
Arms and instruments of war, offensive weapons in general
Smoking opium and opium resin
Falsely labeled spirits, wines, beers and medicines
Indecent or morally offensive printed publications
Plants, seeds and animals designated by the Ministry of Agricultural Development
Foreign lottery and raffle tickets
Non-original products that imitate, in whole or in part, the workmanship of traditional products of the indigenous peoples
Importation restricted
Machinery for minting coins can only be imported by the state
Firearms that are not weapons of war, that is, those intended for hunting, those used for the development of sporting skills and those permitted for self-defence; the corresponding ammunition; non-lethal articles for self-defencea
Dynamite, gunpowder, nitroglycerine and other explosivesb
Medicinal opium, morphine, heroin, cocaine and all alkaloids of opium and cocaine if imported for medicinal usec
a These articles require a permit issued by the Ministry of the Interior and Justice.
b These articles require a permit issued by the Safety Office of the Fire Service.
c These articles require a permit issued by the Ministry of Health.

Source: WTO

Specific regulatiory rules apply for the following items:

Counterfeit coins or printed material that imitates currencies,
Equipment or instruments for manufacturing coins,
Liquors, wines, beers or medicines with labels that falsely describe contents, or of
any kind of harmful preparation,
Certain firearms or war materials,
Foreign lottery or raffle tickets,
Opium in the form of gum or for smoking,
Obscene brochures, books, newspapers, magazines, or postcards containing
negative portrayals of the country's culture, civilization or dignity, and,
Plants, seeds, or animals when determined by the Ministry of Agriculture.
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