Globalization has resulted in a significant increase in the number of foreign banks operating in the United States and the Republic of Panama, thus requiring regulation. This paper deals with the proposed legislative framework by the Republic of Panama to modernize its foreign banking regulations. The paper examines the dynamics of the Basic Accord Capital Standards and U.S. regulation of foreign banks in comparison to the Panama current banking regulations, with the goal to adopting international best practices. The paper concludes by proposing that the Republic of Panama should embrace regulatory revisions at the same level as regulatory schemes in the United States.