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January 15, 2018
All links have been updated in all sections of the report. Section II has been updated to include rules for pet food.
January 1, 2018
The Guatemalan economy relies on foreign exchange generated by the tourism sector, remittances from the United States and international trade, especially exports to the United States....
December 26, 2017
Guatemala has a population of almost 17 million inhabitants and approximately 5 million live in Guatemala City where most of the new hotels and restaurants are opening in the country.
December 19, 2017
Guatemala announced that it will open World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff quotas in 2018 for 5,000 metric tons (MT) of black beans, 150,000 MT of yellow corn, 50,000 MT of white corn....
December 1, 2017
Guatemala has a de facto moratorium on genetically engineered (GE) crops in place, but producer groups continue to pressure the Ministry of Agriculture to allow for the commercialization of GE corn...
June 16, 2017
On May 21, FAS Guatemala held a Sabor USA food and cooking event in Guatemala to promote U.S. food and beverages and promote the Sabor USA logo.
May 19, 2017
Coffee production for Marketing Year (MY) 2018 (Oct. 2017-Sept. 2018) is forecast at 3.1 million 60- kg bags.
May 18, 2017
FAS hosted a dinner at the U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala’s residence to announce the reopening of the market for U.S. lamb to Guatemalan consumers.
May 2, 2017
Guatemalan Customs (SAT) is detaining agricultural products in its newest wave of revaluation investigations.
April 17, 2017
Guatemalan sugar production for Marketing Year (MY) 2018 is forecast at 2.90 million metric tons (MMT).
April 10, 2017
On Friday, March 31, 2017, the Guatemalan Ministry of Economy and the United States Trade Representative’s Office signed an agreement to eliminate the tariff on U.S. chicken leg quarters.
January 4, 2017
Specific Attestations Required on Export Certificate(s) have been updated for: a) live cattle for breeding purposes, b) poultry and poultry products, to reflect FSIS export library updates...
January 4, 2017
The GOG made several policy changes to facilitate trade, while other policies continue to cause problems. The Ministry of Agriculture (MAGA) rescinded plant-by-plant inspections of non-processed...
January 2, 2017
Provides a detailed explanation of certificates that the government of Guatemala requires for the importation of U.S. food and agricultural products.
December 30, 2016
All sections of the 2016 Exporter Guide were updated to include the latest economic data and import regulations.
December 30, 2016
FAS Guatemala has learned that the Ministry of Economy (MINECO) will eliminate select tariff lines currently being used to import U.S. poultry leg quarters duty free outside of the CAFTA-DR...
December 12, 2016
U.S. lamb can now be exported to Guatemala with an FSIS export certificate (9060-5). Previously approved seafood export facilities can continue to export to Guatemala with a NOAA export certificate.
December 5, 2016
Guatemala does not allow commercialization of genetically engineered (GE) plants. There is a “de facto moratorium” in place.
November 3, 2016
On September 19, 2016, Ministerial Decree 160-16 was published effectively rescinding the decree that required site inspections by the Ministry of Agriculture (MAGA) of all U.S. and third-country...
May 18, 2016
Despite the coffee outbreak back in 2011-2013, which reduced 25 percent of the record-high production of 3.8 million (60 Kg bag) achieved in MY 2011/2012...