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Panama

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  • I - General Questionnaire
  • I.A - Regulatory Framework
  • I.A.01.a - Constitutional Framework
  • I.A.01.b - Specific Laws and Regulations
  • I.A.02 - Responsible Bodies
  • I.A.02.a - Duties, Responsibilities, and Competencies
  • I.A.02.b - Coordination among Agencies with Competence in Market Surveillance on Non-Food Consumer products
  • I.A.02.c - Administrative Penalties (Minor, Severe, Extremely Severe)
  • I.B - Prevention and Remedies
  • I.B.01 - Duty To Recall Products from the Market
  • I.B.01.a - Voluntary or Compulsory Nature of the Recall
  • I.B.01.b - Communication Process with Competent Authorities
  • I.B.01.c - Communication with the Public and the Press
  • I.B.01.d - Monitoring Recall Campaigns
  • I.B.02 - Control and Monitoring of Accidents Involving Consumer Products
  • I.B.03 - Liability and Reparations for Accidents Involving Consumer Products (Administrative and/or Juridical)
  • II - Specific Questionnaire
  • II.A - Agency Information
  • II.A.01 - Name
  • II.A.02 - Date of Establishment
  • II.A.03 - Jurisdiction
  • II.A.04 - Bodies Responsible for Developing Voluntary Standards and Monitoring Compliance
  • II.B - Technical Rules and Public Information
  • II.B.01 - List of Regulated Consumer Products - Availability Online
  • II.B.02 - Compilation of Voluntary Standards Applicable to Consumer Products (Availability Online)
  • II.B.03 - Requirements and Procedures for the Agency to Issue Regulations or Compulsory Technical Standards
  • II.B.04 - Agency Involvement in Development of Voluntary Standards and Participation in International Forums
  • II.B.05 - Product Categories Which Rely on Voluntary Standards
  • II.B.06 - Use of International Standards (Voluntary or Compulsory)
  • II.B.07 - Availability to the Public of Regulation Notices (Online Availability)
  • II.B.08 - Availability to the Public of Statistics on Voluntary and Mandatory Recalls of Non-Food Products from the Market (Online Availability)
  • II.B.09 - Availability to the Public of Notices of Product Recalls from the Market (Online Availability)
  • II.B.10 - Availability to the Public of Fact Sheets, Safety Alerts, and Educational Materials on Consumer Products (Online Availability)
  • II.B.11 - Publication of Annual Reports by the Agency (Online Availability)
  • II.C - Outreach and Training
  • II.C.01 - Outreach and Training for Domestic and Foreign Manufacturers and Government Officials on New Regulations, Technical Capacity Building, International Best Production Practices, and Quality Control of Consumer Products
  • II.C.02 - Online Availability of Outreach or Training Materials
  • II.D - Market Surveillance and Product Recalls
  • II.D.01 - Recalled Products Considered the Most Dangerous (Injuries or Damages Caused)
  • II.D.02 - Top Countries of Origin for Product Recalls
  • II.D.03 - Description of Market Recall Process
  • II.D.04 - Number of Product Recalls Occurring in Most Recent Years
  • II.D.05 - Availability of Market Recalls to the Public
  • II.D.06 - Distribution of Products Recalled in Other Countries (Notification)
  • II.D.07 - Monitoring of Market Recalls in Other Countries to Determine if Affected Product Has Been Distributed in Own Country
  • II.E - Risk Identification and Rapid Alert of Emerging Risks
  • II.E.01 - Market Surveillance on Non-Food Consumer Product Safety (Products Targeted for Sampling or Inspections)
  • II.E.02 - Risk Assessment Criteria Followed (Domestic or Foreign)
  • II.E.03 - Existence of Rapid Alert System for Emerging Risks (Main Risk Assessments Conducted)
  • II.E.04 - Procedures to Reduce Detected Risks
  • II.E.05 - Incident Data Collected (Injury, Death, Other) Involving Consumer Products
  • II.E.06 - Publication of Risk Assessment Reports (Availability Online)
  • II.F - International Relations
  • II.F.01 - Participation in Regional or Global Forums
  • II.F.02 - Coordination with Other Countries (Joint Market Recalls, Market Surveillance, Risk Analysis, Awareness Campaigns, etc.) and Cooperation Agreements
  • II.F.03 - Information on Market Recalls Currently Shared with Other Countries
  • II.F.04 - Information Beneficial to Share with Other Countries
  • II.G - Import Surveillance and Relations with Customs
  • II.G.01 - Interaction with Customs to Stop Non-Compliant Products from Entering Market
  • II.G.02 - Staff at Ports to Conduct Screening, Sampling, or Targeting of Incoming Shipments
  • II.G.03 - Communications with Customs and Its Role in Gathering Product Safety Information
  • II.G.04 - Risk Assessment Conducted to Screen, Sample, or Target Products at Ports
  • II.G.05 - Sampling and Inspection of Products at Ports
  • II.G.06 - Process after Identification of Incoming Shipment of Unsafe or Non-Compliant Products
  • II.G.07 - Re-exportation of Non-Compliant Products and Notification to Receiving Country
  • II.G.08 - Ability to Seize Products at Ports and Destroy Them
  • II.G.09 - Access to Manifest Data on Upcoming Shipments Prior to Departure from Country of Origin
  • II.G.10 - Integration of Agency's IT System with Customs' System
Annexes