The United States exported $16 million in agricultural products to Nicaragua in fiscal year 2013. The United States works with Nicaragua both bilaterally and through the CAFTA-DR agreement to promote mutually beneficial trade and investment.

Since CAFTA-DR went into effect there in 2006, U.S. exports to Nicaragua have grown more than 70 percent.

Nicaragua has one of the highest levels of food insecurity in the world. The country is a large food aid recipient due, in part, to its inability to offset the shortfall in domestic food production with commercial imports. USDA provides assistance via the Food for Progress and McGovern-Dole Food for Education programs. 

Data & Analysis

January 12, 2016
This report lists the main Nicaraguan food laws, technical regulations and import requirements.
January 8, 2016
This report is a general review of the Nicaraguan market and its opportunities for consumer-oriented food and beverages and edible fishery products.
December 23, 2015
This report lists Nicaragua import requirements for export certification and import permits for agro-chemicals, veterinary products, feed stuffs and food products for human consumption.
August 6, 2015
In Nicaragua, imports of Genetically Engineered crops (GE) are limited to the use of animal feed...