Guatemala Intends to Boost Food and Beverage Exports

The industry presented a 5-year strategic plan, which aims to increase exports to $3 billion per year.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Innovation, food health, integration and searching for markets are the four pillars of this plan, developed by the food and beverage commission of Agexport, the Exporters Association of Guatemala.

Francisco Menéndez, Agexport vice president, told Prensalibre.com that aside from selling to the United States, they are already selling to Mexico, and are focusing on the Caribbean.

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