Florida-Panama
  Trade Relationship

       Ivan Barrios
      Vice President
Trade Development Services
About Enterprise Florida, Inc.

      Enterprise Florida’s Mission
To diversify Florida’s economy and create
   better-pay...
About Enterprise Florida
• Official economic development organization for the State
  of Florida
• Responsible for:
   – F...
Florida’s Regions … and EFI Locations
                                                         Jacksonville

Northwest    ...
Germany
                  United Kingdom            Czech Republic
         Canada            France

                    ...
Florida-Panama Trade Relationship
• Florida’s 20th Global Trade Partner
• Florida’s 14th Latin American Trade Partner
• $1...
Top Florida Exports to Panama

• Aircraft, Engines and Parts
• Telecommunications Equipment
• Computers and Peripherals
• ...
Top Florida Imports from Panama

• Gold

• Seafood

• Scrap Metal

• Dates, Figs, Pineapples, Avocados

• Vegetables


   ...
Tampa Customs District
        Exports to Panama
• Iron Bars and Rods

• Automobiles/Vehicles

• Aircraft, Engines and Par...
U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion
Agreement: Economic Benefits
 • Fla. origin exports ↑ by $91M in 1st year
   and ↑ by an extra...
Panama Canal Expansion
• Fla. companies: Benefiting from export
  opportunities created by the expansion

• Fla. seaports:...
Panama Canal Expansion
        Export Opportunities
• Construction Equipment & Building Products
• Telecommunications Equi...
Enterprise Florida Services
       for Florida Exporters
• Trade Counseling

• Trade Leads

• Trade Missions & Trade Shows...
Cont’d …
Services for Florida Exporters
• Florida First Sourcing Program

• Inbound Trade Missions

• Special Market Devel...
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Ivan Barrios, Enterprise Florida Vice President of Marketing

  1. 1. Florida-Panama Trade Relationship Ivan Barrios Vice President Trade Development Services
  2. 2. About Enterprise Florida, Inc. Enterprise Florida’s Mission To diversify Florida’s economy and create better-paying jobs for its citizens by supporting, attracting and helping to create businesses in innovative, high-growth industries 2
  3. 3. About Enterprise Florida • Official economic development organization for the State of Florida • Responsible for: – Florida’s global branding, – promoting exports, – national and global inbound investment, and – increasing economic opportunities for Florida’s citizens and businesses. • Public-private partnership, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, chaired by Florida’s Governor. • Funded through appropriations from the State of Florida and contributions from the private sector. 3
  4. 4. Florida’s Regions … and EFI Locations Jacksonville Northwest Northeast Region Region Pensacola North Central Region Tallahasse East Central e Region Orlando Tampa Bay Region Tampa Southeast Region Southwest Main Offices Region Field Offices Miami 4
  5. 5. Germany United Kingdom Czech Republic Canada France Spain China Japan (2 Offices) Israel Mexico Taiwan South Africa Enterprise Florida = Full Service Office (7) International Offices = Liaison Office (6) 5
  6. 6. Florida-Panama Trade Relationship • Florida’s 20th Global Trade Partner • Florida’s 14th Latin American Trade Partner • $1.57B - 2009 Total Merchandise Trade • $985M - 2009 Total Florida Origin Exports • 35% of all U.S. trade with Panama moves through Florida 6
  7. 7. Top Florida Exports to Panama • Aircraft, Engines and Parts • Telecommunications Equipment • Computers and Peripherals • Automobiles/Vehicles • Arcade Games & Billiard Tables • Perfumes 7
  8. 8. Top Florida Imports from Panama • Gold • Seafood • Scrap Metal • Dates, Figs, Pineapples, Avocados • Vegetables 8
  9. 9. Tampa Customs District Exports to Panama • Iron Bars and Rods • Automobiles/Vehicles • Aircraft, Engines and Parts • Paper & Paperboard • Meat and Poultry 9
  10. 10. U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement: Economic Benefits • Fla. origin exports ↑ by $91M in 1st year and ↑ by an extra $964M after 5 years • Fla. services exports could ↑ by $50M in 1st year and ↑ to > $300M by the 5th year • 1,900 jobs in the 1st year • 15,000 jobs in the 5th year 10
  11. 11. Panama Canal Expansion • Fla. companies: Benefiting from export opportunities created by the expansion • Fla. seaports: Well-positioned to become the natural first ports of call for vessels using the canal • Enterprise Florida estimates $300M in Fla. exports because of the expansion. 11
  12. 12. Panama Canal Expansion Export Opportunities • Construction Equipment & Building Products • Telecommunications Equipment • Computers & Peripherals • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Equipment • Electric Power Systems • Security & Safety Equipment • Material Handling Equipment 12
  13. 13. Enterprise Florida Services for Florida Exporters • Trade Counseling • Trade Leads • Trade Missions & Trade Shows • Market Research • Catalog Shows 13
  14. 14. Cont’d … Services for Florida Exporters • Florida First Sourcing Program • Inbound Trade Missions • Special Market Development Programs • Target Sector Trade Events Grants • Florida Export Directory Online 14
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