The lack of regulation means many companies cannot renew the registration of their legal entities or their products.
This problem arose when the Constitutional Court suspended the agreement of the Ministry of Agriculture 127-2009, regulating imports, exports and registration of companies, fertilizer and agrochemical materials as well as registration of renewals.
The absence of import regulations, products and company registration could create the shortage.
This was acknowledged by the Ministry of Agriculture in Guatemala, responsible for issuing the new regulations.
An article in the Free Press website states, "The problem started six months ago, when the Constitutional Court suspended the agreement 127-2009 of the Ministry of Agriculture, regulating imports, exports and registration of companies, fertilizer and agrochemicals as well as renewals registration.”
Through a ministerial agreement, the Agriculture Ministry has temporarily resumed fertilizer imports.
A ministry spokesperson explained that the agreement could be published on the official government newspaper as early as today, after which it would become active.
“127-2009, the previous agreement regulating fertilizer imports, exports and registration, was suspended by the Constitutional Court (CC) on December, but this decision only came into effect yesterday, after it was published on the government newspaper”, reported Prensalibre.com.