Brazil Seeks Business in Guatemala

Starting to sell beef on the Guatemalan market and evaluating the possibility of signing a trade agreement between the two economies are part of the initiatives proposed by the South American country.

Friday, February 21, 2020

During his visit to Guatemala, Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo stated that another of the South American country's interests is to participate in the organic coffee business.

You may be interested in "Organic Food: Opportunities for the Region"

Regarding the possibility of signing a trade agreement, Araujo told that "... what we want is to move towards a clear type of instrument, whether it is a classic FTA (Free Trade Agreement) agreement or another type of trade facilitation instrument. Hopefully it can be this year, we are in a hurry to get things done. To be able to start a negotiation this year would be excellent."

Araujo added that "... There is a very specific sector that is of interest to us to export to Guatemala such as beef (for which) we do not yet have access. Brazil is very competitive in that case, we have access to almost all countries in the world with a lot of competition and quality, that is a sector that would interest us a lot."

Also see "Beef Meat: Regional Sales up to March 2019"
Official data from the Bank of Guatemala states that during 2019 Guatemalan exports to Brazil reached $32 million and imports from the South American country totaled $322 million.

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