Laws and Regulations
The trucking industry in Panama and in Central America has many laws and regulations. The most important and influential legal aspects are trucking operations, international trade and border crossing.
These regulations state the different negotiations that the signatory countries have done in order to help the industry, promote international trading, and strengthen the competitive advantage of Central American markets.
There are important documents relating to the laws and regulations of the trucking industry:
- Ley 10 de 24 de enero de 1989: Regulates weights and dimensions of trucks. [View document]
- Ley 34 de 28 de julio de 1999: Creates “La autoridad del tránsito y transporteterrestre” (ATTT) and defines its functions. [View document]
- Ley 47 de 14 de agosto de 2001:That dictates rules on safety standards for freight vehicles and collective and selective transport. [View document]
- No. 65-2001 Regulation on international customs inland transit system, declaration form, and instructions. [View document]
- Decreto Ejecutivo 63 de 2002: By which Law No. 47 of August 14, 2001 is regulated and other provisions are enacted [View document]
- Ley 24 de 3 de febrero de 2003: Free trade agreement Panama – Central America. [View document]
- Decreto Ejecutivo No. 640, 27 de diciembre de 2006: By which the Vehicle Traffic Regulation is issued. [View document]
- Ley 42 de 22 de octubre de 2007: modifies Ley 34 de 1999. [View document]
- Ley 51 de 28 de junio de 2017: Regulation of the transport of cargo [View document]
- Executive Decree No. 229 of 2018: That regulates Law 51 of June 28 [View document]
- Provisional minimum rates for freight cargo transportation by land in Panama. [Ver documento]