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January 7, 2016
According to the Bank of Guatemala (BANGUAT), the food processing industry in Guatemala for year 2015, will grow 3.5 percent and will contribute 0.67 percent to the total GDP.
December 30, 2015
All sections of the 2015 Exporter Guide were updated to include the latest economic data and import regulations.
August 6, 2015
Guatemala does not allow commercialization of genetically engineered (GE) plants. There is a “de facto moratorium” in place.
July 24, 2015
A total of 31 sheep, 26 heifers, agricultural machines, and dairy processing equipment were exported from Wisconsin in 2014 to Guatemala with the assistance of FAS Guatemala and the state of Wisconsin
June 17, 2015
Guatemala has great potential for exports of organic agricultural products to the United States, European Union, and Japan.
May 20, 2015
After the past three years outbreak of “coffee leaf rust”, Guatemalan farmers are starting to recover production as replanted trees and pruned ones have entered full harvest.
May 4, 2015
Section II. Purpose of Specific Export Certificate(s) has been updated.
April 10, 2015
Two prestigious chefs, who make up the American Chef Corps, were invited to the U.S. embassies in El Salvador and Honduras to participate in their first ever Culinary Diplomacy programs.
April 9, 2015
Guatemalan sugar production for Marketing Year (MY) 2015-2016 (October 2015 to September 2016) is forecast at 2.96 million metric tons (MMT).
January 27, 2015
This report provides a detailed explanation of the export certificates that the Government of Guatemala requires for U.S. food and agricultural products to be imported.
January 5, 2015
All sections of the 2014 Exporter Guide report have been revised, mainly to update economic data and import regulations.
January 2, 2015
Guatemala accepts all U.S. official certifications issued for agricultural fresh and processed food products.
December 26, 2014
​Guatemala eliminated its rural extension service in 1989. In 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture formally launched a new rural extension service, “Sistema Nacional de Extensión Rural” (SNER).
July 18, 2014
Guatemala does not allow commercialization of genetically engineered (GE) plants. A “de facto moratorium” is in place.
August 2, 2013
Guatemala has no laws to promote biofuels development, but the country is the strongest potential producer of biofuels in Central America.
July 24, 2013
Guatemala, at present, allows the importation of genetically engineered (GE) agricultural and food products, but has not approved the use of GE plants for agricultural production.
May 24, 2013
Because of the coffee rust epidemic in Central America, Guatemala's coffee prodution is expected to fall 8 percent in 2014.
April 15, 2013
In the global sugar industry, Guatemala ranks 11th in production, 5th in exports, 3rd most competitive, and 1st most efficient at port loading.
December 18, 2012
Provides a detailed explanation of certificates that the government of Guatemala requires for the importation of U.S. food and agricultural products.
September 20, 2018
According to new data and a recent crop assessment tour, Guatemala’s corn production is steadily dropping.