January 15, 2016
Our big challenges are first the completion of the Panama Canal expansion, which is set to open in the second quarter. They’re still in the testing phase of the new locks. The initial operation of the Panama Canal will set a milestone in terms of new businesses that Panama can offer to the world. An on-time opening of the expanded Panama Canal is important.
Second, we have been working very hard in the last 18 months to resolve the anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism deficiencies of Panama. Panama is included on the Financial Action Task Force gray list, so we passed all of the required laws and regulations to get out of the gray list. We’re going to have an onsite
Finishing the canal expansion on-time and exiting the Financial Action Task Force gray list are top priorities for Panama this year, says Dulcidio De La Guardia