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Bayou Business Download: A Visit from the President of Panama and the Impact of the Panama Canal

Published Jul 29, 2021 by A.J. Mistretta


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Panama President Cortizo (center) with Partnership Chair Amy Chronis and Bob Harvey

In this episode of Bayou Business Download we discuss the recent visit of the President of Panama to Houston. President Laurentino Cortizo came to Houston in July  to celebrate the five year anniversary of the expansion of the Panama Canal and discuss opportunities to further expand trade between Houston and Asia and other global markets through Panama. We're joined by John Cypher, Senior Director of International trade and investment for the Americas at the Partnership. 

Some of the topics discussed in this episode include: 

  • The relationship between Houston and Panama 
  • How the expansion of the Panama Canal impacted trade through Houston. 
  • The types of goods and products that most often travel through the Canal to and from Houston. 
  • The impact of planned growth of the Houston Ship Channel. 
  • The challenges and opportunity that lie ahead for Houston in foreign trade

Learn more about international business here in Houston and foreign trade

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