Trade Mission

Virtual Trade Mission to Guatemala

Event Date
Aug 09, 2021 – Aug 12, 2021
Zoom Video Conferencing
Registration Deadline
Jun 04, 2021
Registration Price

Jumpstart Your Product Export Sales to Guatemala



Guatemala is the largest market for U.S. exports of consumer food products in Central America.  Exports of these products totaled US$510 million, an increase of 16% from the prior year and new record high in 2019.  Guatemala is the 2nd largest U.S. export market for processed foods in Central America after Panama.  Guatemala imported a record high US$391.6 million in U.S. processed foods in 2019, growth of 14%.

Under CAFTA-DR, 95% of U.S. agricultural exports enter Guatemala duty free. Guatemala will eliminate it's remaining tariffs on virtually all U.S. agricultural products by 2020 (a few product categories will be eliminated over subsequent years - e.g.; rice and dairy products).

U.S. Food & Agricultural Product Imports to Guatemala, By the Numbers

  • U.S. Consumer-Oriented Foods - US$510 million (2019)
  • U.S. Processed Foods - US$391.6 million (2019)

This mission will include buyers from El Salvador and Honduras.

Virtual Trade Mission services: an example of what a VIRTUAL retail tour could look like!

Services Provided

  • One-on-one virtual meetings with qualified buyers
  • Pre-event custom product research including market overview, importation analysis, and distribution analysis
  • Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Virtual retail store tour
  • Dedicated interpreter
  • Translation of up to 2 pages of materials into Spanish
  • Identifying top leads
  • Inclusion in Trade Mission digital brochure containing your company profile, contact details and products lines
  • On-site virtual assistance by Food Export's In-Market Representative

Products of Interest

Top U.S. products in demand:

  • Fats and oils
  • Food preparations
  • Processed/prepared dairy products
  • Processed vegetables and pulses
  • Prepared/preserved meats
  • Condiments and sauces
  • Snack foods
  • Chocolate and confectionery
  • Beer & wine
  • Dairy products
  • Organic and healthy foods
  • Food Ingredients

Preparation Assistance

Guatemala Country Profile

Start your trade mission journey now. We have the market intelligence you need to make informed decisions to determine if this market is right for your products.

Complimentary Webinars

Our educational webinars provide up-to-date exporter intelligence regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with international buyers, and much more.

Food Export Helpline

Even experienced exporters have questions from time to time. Whether you are new to exporting or a seasoned exporter, you can take advantage of one-to-one support through the Food Export Helpline™.

Export Success

Participants in 2019 Focused Trade Missions Reported:

Distributorships Established
Companies with > 20% Sales Increase
Buyer/Seller Introductions
$4 Million
Projected Sales
$12 Million
Actual Sales
Branded Program

Double Your International Marketing Budget

With the Branded Program, you may be eligible for 50% reimbursement on:

  • Promotions and product demonstrations
  • Advertising
  • Select international travel costs
  • Marketing and point-of-sale materials
  • Foreign market compliant packaging/labeling
  • And much more!