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Decrees issued by the Authorities

Decreto Ejecutivo No. 780

de 4 de junio de 2021

Emitida por el Ministerio de Salud, que establece, a partir del 7 de junio de 2021, nuevas medidas de toque de queda para las provincias de Panamá, Chiriquí y Veraguas, y se dictan otras disposiciones

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Executive Decree No. 135

of April 30, 2021

Issued by the Ministry of the Environment, which regulates Chapter I of Title V of the Sole Text of Law 41 of July 1, 1998, General Environment of the Republic of Panama, on Adaptation to Global Climate Change, and dictates other provisions.

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Executive Decree No. 486

of 16 April 2021

Issued by the Ministry of Health, which modifies articles 1, 2 and 3 of Executive Decree No. 260 of March 29, 2021, which establishes measures to enter the national territory to people from South America and other provisions are issued.

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Executive Decree No. 160

of 3 March 2021

Issued by the Ministry of the Presidency, which modifies Executive Law No. 86 of See Executive Decree

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Executive Decree No. 159

of 3 March 2021

Issued by theMinistry of the Presidency, which organizes and regulates the operations of the General Directorate of the Public Registry of Ship Properties of the Panama Maritime Authority and repeals Executive Law 259 of March 31, 2011.

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Executive Decree No. 111

of 26 February 2021

Issued by theMinistry of Health, which lifts the total weekend quarantine in the provinces of Panama, Panama Oeste, Coclé, Herrera, Los Santos, and Veraguas, as of March 6, 2021, sanitary measures are in place in the district from Changuinola, Bocas del Toro province and the reactivation of some activities is ordered.

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Executive Decree No. 74

of 12 February 2021

Issued by theMinistry of Health, which establishes an extension to the curfew schedule at the national level, as of February 15, 2021, other sanitary measures are available for the provinces of Panama, Panama Oeste, Coclé, Herrera, Los Santos, and Veraguas, and other provisions are issued.

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Executive Decree No. 71

of 5 February 2021

Issued by the Ministry of Health, which establishes new measures in the provinces of Panama, Panama Oeste and Herrera, as of February 8, 2021 and other provisions are issued.
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Executive Decree No. 66

of 28 January 2021

Issued by theMinistry of Health, which maintains the sanitary measures for the provinces of Panama and Panama Oeste, issued in Executive Decree No. 62 of January 13, 2021 and the operation of activities in these provinces is authorized as of January 1 February 2021.
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Executive Decree No. 8

of 14 January 2021

Issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, with respect to labor measures addressing the restriction of citizen mobilization, it subrogates Executive Decree 231 of December 28, 2020 and dictates other provisions.

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Executive Decree No. 61

of 08 January 2021

Issued by the Ministry of Health, which establishes the sanitary measures for nationals, residents or foreigners who enter the Republic of Panama, as long as the State of National Emergency is maintained.

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Circulars issued by the Authorities

Circular DGPIMA/018/CCP/2021

de 26 de mayo de 2021

Emitida por la Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, referente a la Resolución J.D No.089-2020

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Circular DGPIMA/017/CCP/2021

de 26 de mayo de 2021

Emitida por la Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, referente a la Resolución J.D No.011-2019

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Circular DGPIMA/016/CCP/2021

de 26 de mayo de 2021

Emitida por la Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, referente a la Resolución J.D No. 010-2019

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Circular DGPIMA/013/CCP/2021

of 09 April 2021

Issued by the Panama Maritime Authority, regarding operations in submarine cable installation.

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Circular DGPIMA/005/CCP/2021

of February 11, 2021

Issued by thePanama Maritime Authority, regarding compliance with the 1965 agreement to facilitate international maritime traffic (FAL-65)

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Circular DGPIMA/004/CCP/2021

of February 11, 2021

Issued by the Maritime Authority of Panama, with regard to the anchorage restrictions.

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Circular DGPIMA/003/CCP/2021

of February 11, 2021

Issued by theMaritime Authority of Panama, with regard to the mobility restrictions.
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Circular DGPIMA/001/CCP/2021

of 04 January 2021

Issued by thePanama Maritime Authority, with respect to the digital record of vessel movements.

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Resolutions issued by the Authorities.

Resolución No. OAL-079-ADM-2021

de 5 de mayo de 2021

Emitida por el Ministerio de Desarrollo Agropecuario, por  la cual se adoptan nuevas medidas Fitosanitarias, por motivo del aumento de Broca del Fruto del Cafeto (Hypothemus Hampei)

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Resolution No. 201-0374

of 21 January 2021

Issued by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, which modifies resolution No. 201-2422 of April 27, 2020, which establishes the procedure for requesting the issuance of peace and salvo endorsed during the State of National Emergency.

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Resolution No. 1

of 05 January 2021

Issued by theMinistry of Health, with respect to the guidelines for the storage and distribution of medical devices and related products and adopts the form called Guide for Good Storage and Distribution Practices for Medical Devices and Related Products.

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Resolution No. 122

of 30 December 2020

Issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, with respect to the biosafety guidelines for the Central American land transport sector.

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Resolution No. OAL-241-ADM-2020

of 30 November 2020

Issued by the Ministry of Agricultural Development, with respect to the biosafety guidelines for the Central American land transport sector.

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Leyesemitidas por las Autoridades

Ley 223, de 8 de junio de 2021, emitida por la Asamblea Nacional, que establece incentivos ambientales

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Proyecto de Ley 94 Vetado en su conjunto por Inconveniente e Inexequible

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Comunicados emitidos por la Cámara Marítima de Panamá

4 de junio de 2021

La Cámara Marítima de Panamá rechaza los cierres en las vías importantes del país.

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April 13, 2021

TheMaritime Chamber of Panama requests the President of the Republic to veto draft Law No. 94 “That modifies Law 56 of 2008, general of the ports of Panama.”

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March 23, 2021

The Maritime Chamber of Panama advocates for a definitive solution in the province of Colón

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March 17, 2021

The Maritime Chamber of Panamarequests to extend the increase in tariffs for transits in the Panama Canal.

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February 18, 2021

The Maritime Chamber of Panamademands intervention from the authorities in the province of Colón.

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February 4, 2021

The Maritime Chamber of Panamamanifiesta su preocupación por frecuentes protestas.

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December 28, 2020

The Maritime Chamber of Panamaexpresses its disagreement with the total quarantine from January 4 to 14, 2021.

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Press notes issued by the Maritime Chamber of Panama

                     

                          The most importante Covention of IMO

 CONVENTION SOLAS

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea

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 CONVENTION MARPOL

International Convention for the Prevention of Pullution from Ships

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 CONVENTION STCW

International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers

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 CONVENTION LOAD LINES

International Convention on Loads Lines

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CARRIAGE OF GOODS

United Nation Convention on the carriage of goods by sea

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COLREG

Convention on the International Regulation for Preventing Collisions at Sea

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UNCLOS

United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea

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CONVENTION WRECKREM

Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks

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FAL

Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic.

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ISM CODE

International management code for the safe operation ships and for pollution prevention.

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MLC

Maritime labour convention

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SAR CONVENTION

International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue

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SUA CONVENTION

Convention for the Supression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation

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CSC CONVENTION

International Convention for Safe Containers.

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IMSO CONVENTION

Convention on the International Satellite Organization

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CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT

United Nation Conference on a convention on international multimodal transport.

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INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE LAW OF THE SEA

Statute of the international tribunal for the law of the sea.

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THE TORREMOLINOS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF FISHING VESSELS

It became clear that the 1977 Torremolinos Convention was unlikely to enter into force, largely for technical reasons. So, the 1993 Torremolinos Protocol was adopted in April 1993, to update, amend and absorb the parent Convention.

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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR FISHING VESSEL PERSONNEL

The Convention applies to crews of seagoing fishing vessels generally of 24 metres in length and above.

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SPECIAL TRADE PASSENGER SHIPS

The carriage of large numbers of unberthed passengers in special trades as the pilgrim trade in a restricted sea area around the Indian Ocean is of particular interest to countries in the area. It was regulated by the Simla Rules of 1931, which became outdated following the adoption of the 1948 and 1960 SOLAS Convention.

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