Guatemala Resumes Fertilizer Imports

Through a ministerial agreement, the Agriculture Ministry has temporarily resumed fertilizer imports.

Friday, April 23, 2010

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

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Representatives from chemical unions and associations urged the Ministry to issue new regulation to reestablish commerce of fertilizers and related goods.

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