The U.S. represents Guatemala’s largest trading partner, and Guatemala is a net importer. Under CAFTA-DR, 95% of U.S. agricultural exports enter Guatemala duty free. Guatemala eliminated the remaining tariffs on virtually all U.S. agricultural products in 2020 (a few product categories will be eliminated over subsequent years - e.g.; rice and dairy products).
Guatemala is the largest market for U.S. exports of consumer food products in Central America. Guatemala is also the largest U.S. export market for processed foods in Central America after passing Panama in 2020.
U.S. Food & Agricultural Product Imports to Guatemala, By the Numbers
U.S. Consumer-Oriented Foods - US$483 million (2020)
U.S. Processed Foods - US$393.2 million (2020) - a record high
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Products of Interest
Top U.S. products in demand:
Fats And Oils
Food Preparations & Ingredients
Processed/Prepared Dairy Products
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic Beverages (including Sparkling Beverages)
Snack Foods and nutrition bars
Ethnic and Natural Condiments, Sauces, Jams & Jellies
Grain and plant based products (rice, lentils, different types of pastas)
Focused Trade Mission Services Provided
One-on-one meetings with qualified buyers
Pre-event custom product research including market overview, importation and distribution analysis
Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
Retail store tour
Translation of up to two pages of materials into Spanish
Table top showcase and trade reception
Inclusion in Trade Mission brochure containing your company profile, contact details and product lines
On-site assistance by Food Export's In-Market Representative
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.
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which, in the sole opinion of Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast, does not comply with FAS, MAP or Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast regulations or policies, or otherwise offer the best opportunity to achieve
its mission of increasing food and agricultural exports. Submission of any false or misleading information may be grounds for rejection or subsequent revocation of any application or participation. Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast
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