The Panamanian Party rIt dismisses the leaks of private information from Panamanian legal and financial service providers as illegal, and urges the Public Ministry to initiate ex officio investigations in relation to the theft of said information. This type of action seriously damages the image of the country which adds to the already negative perception of Panama due to its inclusion in the discriminatory lists.
The National Government has failed in its campaign promise to defend Panama’s image and to remove the country from the discriminatory lists. This is one of the most serious threats to the stability of the Panamanian economy. 30 months have passed since the PRD Administration, no sense of urgency and a plan to get the country off the charts
discriminatory by the Cortizo Administration. In comparison, in June 2014, when the previous Panamanian Administration took office, Panama was in the gray of the FATF. Work was done urgently and hand in hand with the private sector, in February 2016.
Panama got off the FATF list.
Panama was included again in the Gray list of the FATF in June 2019 as a result of the refusal of the Deputies of the PRD and CD, which at that time controlled the National Assembly, to approve the law that made tax evasion a crime.
Said Law, presented to the National Assembly in January 2018, it was necessary for Panama comply with international standards for the prevention of money laundering.
This was warned by different officials of the past Panameñista administration, (https://sertv.gob.pa/-la-ley-que-eleva-a-delito-la-evasion-fiscal-es-necesaria-en-panama/ But even so, the law was not approved until a year later on January 31, 2019.