Minera Panama Will Only Pay 2% Royalty
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Canadian company Minera Panama, SA announced that it will only pay a 2% royalty on profits to the Panamanian State.
The official response from the company was given last week, after several months of discussion with the current government, including after bringing up in the reform of the Mineral Resources Code (last February) the possibility of upgrading the royalties from 2% to 4%.

The increase from 2% to 4% by way of royalty payments on profits would have represented about $80 million annually for the Panamanian government.
Source: Padigital.com.pa
Source: Padigital.com.pa
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