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 20, 2017
This report lists Nicaragua import requirements for export certification and import permits for agrochemicals, veterinary products, feed stuffs and food products for human consumption.
January 20, 2017
This report lists the main Nicaraguan food laws, technical regulations and import requirements.
December 28, 2016
This report is a general overview of Nicaragua's food market (focused on food retail, food service, and food processing sectors) and the opportunities that exists for U.S. exporters...
December 23, 2016
In Nicaragua, imports of Genetically Engineered crops (GE) are limited to the use of animal feed since the Nicaraguan Commission of Risk Analysis of Living Modified Crops (CONARGEM)...