Guatemala – Mexico FTA Delayed by Sugar Quotas

Mexican authorities have offered only a 22% share, down from the 35% requested by Guatemala.

Friday, September 30, 2011

In the case of sugar, the difference is the percentage of quota to be assigned, wheras with coffee no agreement at all has been reached, meaning that it may be left outside of the treaty altogether.

According to an article in, the Minister of Economy, Luis Velasquez, said "approval will be granted for access of cars from the Aztec territory. Vehicles may enter through the tax relief system. "

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Guatemala: Businessmen Seeking to Ratify FTA with Mexico

June 2012

Representatives of the Mexican Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce (Camex) are urging the passage by Congress of the Free Trade Agreement signed in November 2011.

Arturo Soto, president of Camex said that the entry into force of the FTA, which will lower tariffs on 98% of exported products, will generate an increase in bilateral trade, adding that "it is time to get it approved."

Guatemalan Coffee Relegated from FTA with Mexico

September 2011

The topic of coffee will be excluded from the last round of negotiations for approval of the FTA with Mexico.

The Deputy Minister of Integration and Foreign Trade, at the Ministry of Economy, Raul Trejo noted that the issue is no longer one of trade but politics. "Although Mexican authorities claim that an opening can be made for the entry of the Guatemalan aromatic when producers of both countries reach an agreement for provision in both markets."

Mexico Wants to Export More to Guatemala

July 2011

Mexican authorities have requested market access for cars, dairy products, cement and avocado.

Representatives from the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Trade have asked their Guatemalan counterparts to permit entry of the above products, which will be assessed by the authorities, in conjunction with the private sector.

Mexico – Guatemala TLC on Hold

February 2011

The fourth round of talks ended without progress on free market access to Mexico of Guatemalan coffee and bananas.

Guatemala offered Mexico to open its market for cars, but failed to open the market for its coffee and bananas.

"Raul Trejo, vice minister of Foreign Trade, said that the first proposal exchange with Mexico was done, but it stalled because they cannot meet the demands presented.

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