Why Invest in Panama?

Apart from the perfect climate, ideal rainfall, fantastic soil conditions, great expert advice and well trained and experienced staff there are numerous other reasons why Panama is the ideal location to invest in bamboo.

Economically Stable:

Panama’s continued economic development has been buoyed by it’s status as the fastest growing tourism market in South America, whilst the country’s banking sector is the second largest on the planet. The expansion of the Panama Canal and its major Colón Free Trade Zone have also significantly improved Panama’s financial outlook.

In spite of the worldwide economic crisis Panama’s economy has seen steady growth since 2005 with low inflation, low unemployment, and constant GDP growth. Panama’s consistent growth and economic stability far surpasses the United States in relative GDP terms.

The absence of currency exchange controls plays a significant role in the countries popularity as an investment destination. Funds can flow freely in and out of Panama, negating any currency risks, which has proved an unstable aspect of emerging economies within the Americas in the last decade. Panama also offer’s significant benefits and tax breaks in area’s such as property and land development, imported produce & tourism.

Politically Stable:

Panama’s politically sound status is confirmed by the Political Risk Services (PRS) who have placed Panama in the top three countries of its hemisphere in terms of best risk-investment qualifications. Moody’s and Standard & Poors have both granted high ranking to Panamanian financial institutions. Whilst The International Monetary Fund (IMF) rates Panama as the fastest-growing economy in Latin America.

Geographically Positioned:

Panama is politically and physically extremely close to the USA. Miami is only a 3 hour flight away, whilst the Panama Canal is recognised as one of the most strategic transportation hubs of the world. Through shortening the travel distance between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the canal plays a pivotal role in the shipping of commercial goods into the US, and firmly secures Panama’s ongoing role in international affairs and world commerce.

Through shortening the travel distance between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the canal plays a pivotal role in the shipping of commercial goods into the US, and firmly secures Panama’s ongoing role in international affairs and world commerce.

Foreign Investments Protected:

Panama’s Civil Code, Constitution, and its Foreign Investments Act all provide assurance that foreigners have equal rights as Panamanians when it comes to property ownership, investments, and commerce.

Panama’s Energy Sector

Panama has no proven reserves of oil, gas or coal, the country has traditionally sourced it’s energy needs via hydroelectric plants, although due to the impact of climate change on the countries water reservoirs, the last few years has brought about a shift in their energy blends. Panama’s energy matrix is now composed of hydropower (56.6%), thermal/oil (41.34%) and other sources (2.06%) including wind and solar.

According to Etesa (Panama’s state power company), the countries energy demands will grow at an average of 6% annually up until 2030, this forecasted growth is attributed to infrastructural improvements to the canal, airport operations and the countries water & sewerage systems.

All fuels are imported from neighboring countries such as Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Curacao, the United States, and Venezuela. This reliance on trade agreements makes for a buoyant domestic market for Panamanian sourced bio-produce. EcoCrops International leverages it’s Bamboo operations in Calobre on the continued and ever-growing market demand for bio-mass feedstock as an energy source, whilst also keeping a keen eye on global demand (specifically Europe & China) to maximise the value from our annually harvested plantations.

EcoCrops International

EcoCrops International offers both individuals and organizations a fully integrated forestry management service. From the preconceptual planning stage, through to the harvesting and exiting of the final product, our team are on hand as your investment partner.

Although operating privately since 2012, EcoCrops International was officially established in 2017 in Dubai, UAE. We have a global presence with representation across Europe, Asia & Central America.

Dubai
2404 Platinum Tower,
Jumeirah Lake Towers,
Dubai, UAE
Email: info@ecocropsinternational.com

Barcelona
Rambla de Catalunya, 38, 8ª planta,
Spain, 08007
Tel +34 932 201 207
Email: info@ecocropsinternational.com

Thailand
129/238 Moo 12, Bangbon 3, Yaek 4, Bangbon Road, Bangkhae, Bangkok, 10160
Email: asia@ecocropsinternational.com