Welcome to Panama Poultry Export Quota, Inc.

Panama Poultry Export Quota, Inc. (PAN-PEQ) was formed in 2007 by the poultry industries of Panama and the United States to assist the governments of signatories to the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) to administer provisions establishing a tariff-rate quota on chicken leg quarters imported by Panama. The TPA entered into force on October 31, 2012.

PAN-PEQ is a Delaware not-for-profit corporation that has received an Export Trade Certificate of Review from the U.S. Department of Commerce to conduct open-tender auctions for the right to import chicken leg quarters in Panama.

December 2023 Auction

The first auction for shipment in 2024 will take place December 4-8, 2023.

The tariff rate quota for chicken leg quarters will be allocated through an open and public auction system. PAN-PEQ, Inc. will issue certificates of quota eligibility to the high bidders in the auction.

Bid instructions are available in English and Spanish.

2024 Minimum Bid Price Change

Beginning with the first auction for shipment in 2024 on December 4-8, 2023, the minimum bid price per ton will be reduced to $100 per metric ton from $200 per metric ton.

2024 Auction Dates

Check the calendar for 2024 auction dates or download a list. (posted October 4, 2023)