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Moving to Panama Do you want to move to Panama and want to take your household goods with you? The good news, domestic goods can be imported duty-free. But first of all, what are household goods, according to the Panama Customs authorities? The term household goods can refer to the bed, the washing machine, the dryer, the dishes, the dining room table, the sofa, overall the furniture and accessories of the home. The goods must be used and be seen used. Construction equipment, commercial tools/equipment, motorcycles, trailers, new items, and other non-domestic goods will be taxed. Wha
Getting off our arriving plane and walking to the baggage pick-up location at Tocumen, I stepped into the Duty Free La Riviera store.. Area was crowded with shoppers/lookers but I made my selection and moved to the cashier. She announced "Cash Only No credit card". Finally produced enough cash to pay for my items and squeezed out of the store. Yesterday, here in Boquete, my hairdresser who has accepted credit cards for the past two years, told me "Cash Only". Anyone else experiencing this situation where a credit card is no longer accepted in Panama?