Panama - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited & Restricted Imports

Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.

Last published date: 2021-10-13

The following products cannot be imported into Panama:

  • Counterfeit coins or printed material that imitates currencies. Equipment or instruments for manufacturing coins.
  • Liquors, wines, beers, or medicines with labels that falsely describe contents or of any harmful preparation.
  • Certain firearms or war materials.
  • Foreign lottery or raffle tickets.
  • Opium in the form of gum or for smoking.
  • Obscene brochures, books, newspapers, magazines, or postcards containing negative portrayals of the country’s culture, civilization, or dignity.
  • Plants, seeds, or animals when determined by the Ministry of Agriculture.