Guatemala Sets Import Quota for Corn and Flour

The Ministry of Economy set a maximum duty-free import quota per company.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The ceiling for white corn is up to 3.000 metric tons per person or company and for wheat flour the maximum is one thousand metric tons. noted in their article, "the economy ministry made the official announcement yesterday in Diario de Centro America of the import of 82 metric tons of white corn and 25.000 tons of wheat flour."

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February 2011

The Government allowed imports of 25 thousand tons of wheat flour and 82 thousand of corn.

The corn quota is to enter the country over the next three months and the wheat flour in the next six months. reported that this entered in effect as two government decrees were published in the official newspaper on February 9, 2011.

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