Guatemala accepts all U.S. official certifications issued for agricultural fresh and processed food products.
THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY
USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT
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GAIN Report Number: GT1206
Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards -
FAIRS Country Report
Henry Schmick, Regional Agricultural Counselor
Karla Tay, Agricultural Specialist
Guatemala accepts all U.S. official certifications issued for agricultural fresh and processed food
products. Some constraints arise when exporting new fresh or treated products for which phytosanitary
requirements have not been created, or for fresh products whose origin is different from historically
reported origins within the United States. At the phytosanitary level, Guatemala has specific
requirements for each U.S. state. On the processed food product side, registration of U.S. exported
products, from non-U.S. origin, requires additional administrative procedures.
Section I. Food Laws:
Guatemalan food laws comprise a series of government and ministerial decrees that establish
frameworks and regulations to protect human health. As a rule of thumb, fresh, refrigerated, or frozen
food products that have not been processed are under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture,
Livestock, and Food Security (MAGA). Processed food products will be under the authority of the
Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS). There are food products which, eventually,
might fall under the authority of both ministries (as example seeds used as ingredients or flours)
The Division of Registration and Control of Medicines and Foods of the Ministry of Health, here after
referred to as Food Control, is the main authority for food products legally imported or manufactured in
Guatemala. Government Decree # 45-79 established the Health Code in 1979, later published and
updated under Government Decree 90-97; Food Control issues the import permit for the great majority
of processed products. Chapter Five of the Health Code refers to food products. Food Control, under
the authority of Ministerial Decree 969-99 (replaces Decree 132-85), is responsible for upholding food
product norms set by the Guatemalan Ministry of Economy’s National Quality System, and governed by
Law 78-2005. Under the National Quality System, administered by Ministry of Economy, three offices
operate: The Commission of Standards ( COGUANOR), the Guatemalan Office of Accreditation
(OGA), and the National Center of Metrology (CEME)
The COGUANOR office, prior to December 17, 2005, was the sole entity responsible for setting
obligatory standards regarding processed food, but after the establishment of the National Quality
System, COGUANOR kept the mandate exclusive to voluntary standards. The National
Quality System approves standards as of December 17, 2005; prior standards were not modified and
still appear as COGUANOR norms. The OGA is responsible for accreditation of laboratories and
certifying and inspection organizations, ruled by Presidential Decree 145-2002. Presidential Decree 78-
2005 establishes official tariffs for the services provided by the OGA, which is signatory to the
"Multilateral Recognition of the Inter American Cooperation for Accreditation" (IAAC) and has been
accepted in the "Mutual Agreement of Recognition of the International Accreditation for Laboratories"
There are many specifications, rules, laws and other requirements regulating food products.
Decree 969-99 details various regulations related to food safety. Standards for both local and imported
products are exactly the same, except for public markets and other food serving locations that require a
sanitary license but no product registration. Any producer, processor, packer, or distributor needs to
operate under a sanitary license issued by Food Control.
Importers need to be legally registered (with an active sanitary license of operation) and imported
products need to be registered as well, both primary as well as end processed food products. Labeling is
required and imported food products are marketed in Guatemala with a Spanish-language label, as the
food law requires; stickers are allowed. A retailer who violates the food laws as interpreted by Food
Control can be fined up to half the value of the previous day’s total sales. Furthermore, there have been
situations where imports have had difficulty clearing customs when the labels have not been in Spanish.
Product Registration is required for all primary and final processed food products in Guatemala. Food
Control is responsible for all registrations. Regulations and registration procedures and requirements
can be consulted on-line at:
As of 2010, the Government of Guatemala (GOG) started requesting registration of primary processed
food products, under the same procedure that applies for registration of end processed food products;
additives do not need to be registered. The GOG has also set in place a mechanism known as "sanitary
inscription for registered products", which allows for an extension option of already existing registries,
under different companies. For example, if company 1 registers brand "x" presentation of product, and
the registration number 1520-1 is assigned; company 2 can register the same brand "x" under the 1520-2
registration number. This mechanism allows for: a) title of ownership of the registered product, but not
over the brand, allowing for different importers/distributors to commercialize the same product
(exclusive distribution is left in the hands of commercial interests and not for regulatory purposes), b)
title of ownership of the registration and sole responsibility for the registration.
For example, if, for any reason registration number 1520-1 has any specific issue (labeling, license
status of the importer, food safety or other), only company 1 is affected but not company
2. Besides the title of the ownership component, the "sanitary inscription for registries" also expedites
the registration process, especially in the case of animal products, since the extension is granted
immediately, given the fact that the first registration number has already passed the laboratory analysis.
The registration, in this case 1520, is valid for five years, independent of when the extension was
granted, and all extensions of this registration must be renewed every five years.
Food Control issues a sanitary registration number after a laboratory test has been performed on animal
products. This registration number is valid for five years and in the case of animal products, takes six
weeks to be issued. For the other processed products, it takes approximately 7-10 days to obtain the
registration number and laboratory tests will take place within routine surveillance, scheduled annually
according to product category. If products do not comply with labeling standards or food safety
parameters, importers will be notified as necessary.
Non-animal products do not require a phyto- or sanitary certificate; a Certificate of Free Sales applies in
this case. The Certificate of Free Sales is required for registration purposes only, and can be a federal or
state document. The objective of the Certificate of Free Sales is to verify that the product is fit for
human consumption in the country where it is processed. For registration purposes, the sample must
come with the following documentation: a) Certificate of Free Sales, b) Bill of Lading, and c) Invoice
(with any negligible quantity), specifying it is a sample only.
Samples must be sent prior to attempting an export of primary or end processed food products, in order
to obtain a sanitary registration number. Those samples must include the composition of ingredients and
the proposed commercialization package, including proposed labeling. The
Sample Law outlined in Article 37 of Ministerial Decree 969-99 strictly prohibits the importation of
samples except for the sole purpose of registering the product. However, an agreement has been reached
with USDA in which samples will be allowed to enter the country without requiring previous
registration for the purpose of exhibition, special events and promotion.
In order to enter these samples, the importer must provide Food Control a written request accompanied
by a Certificate of Free Sale. For exhibitions, special events and market promotions, Food Control will
allow the import of 25-50 kilograms per product, tax-free.
Sample size for registration purposes should be two units of 200 g each, for non-animal origin, and 4
units of 200 g each for animal origin ones. If the sample weighs more than 5 Kg, two samples are
In addition to the laboratory analysis done to the product at the time of registration, for animal products,
the law requires inspections at the point of entry, wholesale and retail levels for the wholesomeness of
the product. Non-processed foods and food additives do not require registration. There is no
environmental legislation that affects the importation of food products.
The cost of registration and analysis of a product is about US$215, independent of its category, and
independent of registering it for the first time or requesting an extension of an already existing
The Certificate of Free Sale can include a list of products to be registered, as long as all the products in
that list are registered simultaneously. For example, if 20 products are to be registered at the same time,
Food Control allows for one original certificate and 19 copies to accompany the rest of the products,
since one complete file is kept per registered product.
Microbiological - On July 19, 2009, the Government of Guatemala (GOG) published their
Central American Technical Regulation, CATR (RTCA in Spanish): 67.04.50:08. This ruling, although
being revised, establishes the maximum level of food-borne pathogens permitted in processed and
unprocessed food agricultural products. The following website has further information:
Compliance with the microbiological criteria spelled out in the CATR started being enforced on
November 19, 2009. Compliance with the microbiological parameters will be determined during the
registration process or during surveillance using laboratory analysis. Most plants in the U.S. already
have systems in place to measure microbiological profiles as part of their Hazard and Critical Control
Points (HACCP) programs. It is recommended to send the most recent report with the sample that will
be used for registration purposes to expedite the process.
U.S. origin animal products, per CAFTA-DR, have no impediments to enter Guatemala and the
CAFTA-DR region with the above explained certificates. If the U.S. firms export food products of
animal origin which are not U.S. origin, an official letter requesting plant inspection at the site of origin
will be required to approve import permits and to register new products or update existing registrations.
For example, if a U.S. firm is exporting frozen or processed fish products born and raised in the U.S., no
official letter of inspection is required. If the U.S. firm is exporting such products originating in any
other country outside of the U.S., such official letter will be required per country of origin. The letter
must specify the openness of the government entity for the Guatemalan authority to carry out a facility
inspection of company X, for products A, B, and C.
Fresh Agricultural and Food Products
The Vice Ministry of Agriculture, Norms and Regulations (VISAR) of the Ministry of Agriculture,
Livestock and Food Security (MAGA) is the authority that issues the import permit for all fresh food
products in addition to some processed ones (flours, seeds used as ingredients, and other exceptions).
New import regulations are available on-line at: http://visar.maga.gob.gt/?p=722.
VISAR has six units responsible for issuing import permits: Plant Health, Animal Health, Food Safety,
Genetics, and Fisheries (including Aquaculture).
Government Decree 36-98 is the law governing plant and animal health. The Plant Health Unit is
responsible to verify that the agricultural product complies with the country’s phytosanitary
requirements. Please verify that the attestations in the sanitary and phytosanitary certificates comply
with GOG requirements, consulting the "vudi" system, http://portal.maga.gob.gt/vudi-web/.
If the certificate cannot attest for required pests, it might not be considered valid and the shipment might
not receive and import permit or worse, its entry might be forbidden, even if the shipment has arrived in
a Guatemalan port. Please ask the importer to double check if the "vudi" requirements have been
updated or are in accordance with hard copies of specific requirements available at the "ventanilla
unica" (“One-Stop Clearance Window”).
The Animal Health Unit verifies compliance with animal health quarantine regulations, which do not
vary as frequently as the phytosanitary requirements.
Government Decree 90-97 rules food safety. The Food Safety Unit of MAGA is responsible to verify
that all food products comply with food safety norms and regulations, according to Ministerial Decree
969-99. Government Decree 72-2003 establishes regulations for the production, transportation,
importation and exportation of non processed food products. The law is not clear into what parameters
must be complied with, though the Food Safety Unit abides by Codex and/or FDA food safety
Under CAFTA-DR the U.S. meat and poultry inspection system was recognized as equivalent by the
MAGA, so that FSIS certificate of wholesomeness (FSIS 9060-5) is accepted by the GOG as either a
Certificate of Free Sale and/or Sanitary Certificate, according to the specific case of a meat processed
product and/or fresh meat product. For meat products, being processed or non-processed, MAGA will
always issue the import permit and will require the FSIS 9060-5 form.
As of November 2011, MAGA is requiring that all U.S. horticultural export products are accompanied
by a self-certificate of Attestation. FAS negotiated this self certification with MAGA to avoid the need
for the exporter to submit a food safety certificate and/or provide laboratory test results to demonstrate
compliance with food safety norms. The most important component of the Certificate of Attestation is
that it provides a reference for an applicable Sanitary License Number, either of the Packer or Exporter,
which guarantees that the exporter is subject to U.S. laws. Attached, you will find the suggested
Certificate of Attestation form.
As of 2012, MAGA accepts the Official Export Inspection Certificate from FGIS as valid for food
safety purposes of grains and products under FGIS/GIPSA mandate.
In order to receive an import permit, all imported foods of animal or vegetable origin, processed or non-
processed, must comply with the following requirements:
a) Certificate of Origin for Sanitary Purposes:
i. Plant health certificate (phytosanitary certificate) issued by APHIS if it is a plant product
(including wood – green or treated);
ii. Sanitary certificate issued by APHIS for live animals;
iii. Sanitary certificate issued by the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA), if it is meat product, either fresh or processed.
b) Certificate of Free Sales if it is a processed food product, either primary or end use, which is not a
c) Official Export Inspection Certificate for grains and products, to comply with food safety
d) Self Certificate of Attestation, for other fresh or raw horticultural products not certified by
FGIS/GIPSA, for food safety compliance;
e) Commercial invoice;
f) Bill of lading
g) Certificate of Origin for customs and tariff purposes: The Dominican Republican - Central
American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) certificate of origin fulfills customs requirements so
that preferential tariffs can be applied.
h) Re-Export Certificate if the product is re-exported from the country, but please note that it still
requires the original sanitary or phytosanitary certificate.
CAFTA-DR CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN
The CAFTA-DR Certificate of Origin (please read attachment Cert Origin Sample.pdf), or visit
CAFTA%20.pdf, must accompany the shipment in order to benefit from its preferences. Both
Ministry of Economy (MINECO) and the Superintendence of Tax Administration (SAT) are responsible
for the administration and implementation of the Free Trade Agreement.
For rules regarding how to fill out correctly the CAFTA-DR Certificate of Origin, please refer to the
Directorate of Administration of Foreign Commerce (DACE) of the Ministry of Economy,
http://dace.mineco.gob.gt/portal/paginaOrigen.php, or read the attachment "Instructivo Cert
Origen.xls" (Spanish only). Ultimately, it will be DACE which decides if the Certificate of
Origin is valid or not, though SAT will enforce the corresponding duty payment.
Section II. Labeling Requirements:
The Central American Technical Regulation RTCA 67.04.60:10
http://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2011/tbt/CRI/11_0530_00_s.pdf regulates nutritional labeling.
The rule allows for complimentary labels in Spanish, which can be stick-on labels, for labels in another
language. Complimentary labels need to provide the following information written in Spanish:
Product definition/description (including health declarations)
Name of the product (This should be the official name as noted on the U.S. Certificate of
Physical characteristics, including ingredients (This has to be a qualitative composition, which
was indicated in the back of the registration form). If this information is in English, please
List of ingredients (including allergens) and additives and the percentage of total for each
Name, address and telephone number of the Guatemalan distributor
Food Control registration number (D.G.S.S.-D.R.C.A. _________-Sanitary license obtained at a
Center of Sanitation); the original license has to be presented. Approximate cost for each
product: Q. 1,650.00 (Q=quetzal, the national currency).
Country of origin
Lot production identification
If applicable “Keep Frozen” or “Form of Preparation”
Section III. Packaging and Container Regulations:
Imported sample-size products, under current law, must comply with existing labeling laws.
Bulk-packed food products do not require labeling, unless they are to be sold at the retail level as
individual units. The special shelf-life requirements specify that the "use-by" date be printed on the
package. There have been problems with distributors importing goods with the "use-by" date removed
or already expired. The law regarding the "use-by" date is: expiration date or best "use-by" date. U.S.
exporters are strongly encouraged not to ship product with a nearby expiration date. This problem has
led to poor relationships for more than one U.S. company. In addition, there have been situations where
products came stamped with the manufactured date, and entry was rejected as the customs agent
assumed the product had expired. If stamping a manufactured date is already part of a company’s
procedure, it is best to also add an expiration date to avoid problems.
The expiration date must be declared, at least, with date and month for products with less than three
months of shelf life and month and year for products with more than three months of shelf life. Dates
are to be expressed numerically, except for the month that which can be also expressed with letters.
Section IV. Food Additives Regulations:
Under the Central America Customs Union, the new regulation for additives was finally published in
2011, http://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2011/sps/CRI/11_0381_00_s.pdf. This new rule basically
allows for upper levels of approved additives and extends to a wide range of products, according to
Section V. Pesticides and Other Contaminants:
The Plant and Animal Health Units of VISAR regulate pesticides and veterinary drugs. There are no
Guatemalan standards for tolerance levels of pesticides in food products. The Government of Guatemala
uses the tolerance-level standards developed by Codex Alimentarius. Plant Health maintains a list of
pesticides that are not permitted in Guatemala. This list is based on standards set by the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), Codex Alimentarius and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),
among others. All pesticides must be registered with Plant Health and all veterinary drugs must be
registered with Animal Health.
Section VI. Other Regulations and Requirements:
All packaged food products that are sold at the retail level need to be registered at Food Control.
The requirements to register food products are as follows:
Application for registration of food products
Certificate of Free Sale
Receipt of payment for laboratory analysis (US$ 215.00)
Provision of the applicable amount of samples
Example of label design as it will appear on the product
Translation of documents by an attorney's translator
Product registration by the owner
There are a number of regulations for special food groups. Decree 66-83 regulates the
commercialization of substitutes for maternal milk. Beer, wine and other liquors require labels per
RTCA http://www.sic.gob.hn/dgiepc/files/RT-de-Bebidas-Fermentadas.pdf and
Products labeled as “diet supplements”, “homeopathic”, “and prophylactic” or “phyto-therapeutic” must
be registered as medicinal product. All products that apply for registration must be tested by the Health
National Laboratory (LNS), which is the Ministry of Health’s only laboratory. Product samples must be
provided at time of registration.
Section VII. Other Specific Standards:
The Ministry of Agriculture requires that all food products of either plant or animal origin obtain an
import certificate, as provided in Government Decrees # 34-84 and 479-84. Decree 34-84, mandates that
local manufacturing facilities of products of animal origin must be inspected by Ministry officials at the
expense of the importer prior to issuance of a sanitary import certificate. According to MAGA, further
visits will be required if a situation arises that represents an increased health risk, such as a disease
The requirements to obtain a sanitary import certificate from the Technical Director of Sanitary
Inspection and Control of Food Products are as follows:
Completion of an application for a Sanitary Import Certificate, one application per product
Copy of the Articles of Incorporation
Certification of Registration of Incorporation
Appointment of legal representative
Copy of Commercial License
Sales tax collection permit
Import and Export License from the Bank of Guatemala
Appointment of a veterinarian as “Regente” and a note from this veterinarian accepting the
position. This is a veterinarian who is on private contract to oversee food safety for this firm.
The closest professional in the U.S. would be a Resident Veterinarian Inspector. The
veterinarian will be required to sign all import requests and is legally liable for any illnesses that
are caused by these products.
Determination that the place of origin of product meets sanitary conditions by making an official
visit. This does not apply to U.S. product.
Prior to the first importation, Ministry of Agriculture officials will inspect the warehouse where the
imported product is to be stored at the importer’s expense.
Section VIII. Copyright and/or Trademark Laws:
Guatemalan law includes the Intellectual Property Bill, which specifies that the brand or trademark must
be registered in Guatemala. Trademarks and brand names should be registered at the Industrial Property
Registry (“Registro de la Propiedad Industrial”) at the Ministry of Economy. The law protects known
brands, so if they are already registered elsewhere, the parent company is given priority to register it in
Guatemala. All product registrations can be contested in the Guatemalan court system; however, this
process can be time consuming and costly. Guatemala, as a member of the World Trade Organization
(WTO), has accepted the new Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Both
Ministries of Agriculture and Health are respectful of TRIPS. Ministry of Agriculture provides for
registration of agricultural inputs such as seeds and agrochemicals.
Section IX. Import Procedures:
The Guatemalan Government introduced an automated electronic customs clearance system in
2001. This system was created to increase transparency in the procedure, but it has also created
problems. When the computer reads that the import product is of animal or plant origin, it will
automatically require that the following documents accompany the entry application: bill of lading,
phytosanitary or sanitary certificate, certificate of origin, free sale certificate, packing list, commercial
invoice, and import permit. Guidance document on the various SAT Customs regulations, PRO-IA-DN-
UNP-04.01, can be found at:
procedimientos-de-la-intendencia-de-aduanas-de-la-republica-de-guatemala.html. All documents must
be originals. Below is the procedure to acquire the import certificate and the order in which to proceed.
1. The procedure will start at the Ministry of Agriculture. All imported products of animal or vegetable
origin have to pass by the “ventanilla unica” (“One-Stop Clearance Window”). The documents required
are: phytosanitary or sanitary certificate or FSIS export certificate (for meats), commercial invoice, bill
of lading, certificate of free sale, packing list, and certificate of origin (applied for re-export products),
export inspection certificate for grains, and certificate of attestation for other U.S. horticultural products.
These may be copies, but in order to clear customs, the originals will be needed.
An application form with the above mentioned forms must be submitted along with a fee of Q100, about
US$ 12.50, in order to receive an import permit. It is best to drop off applications before 10:00 am; if
the shipment is perishable, the license will be ready for pick-up after 2:00 pm. For all regular shipments
the license will be issued within 24 hours. This time frame usually holds if there are no problems with
2. For processed foods and all products of animal origin, the “ventanilla única” will require that the
application be signed and stamped by Food Control. This is done to verify that the product has a
Sanitary Registration number. In addition, Food Control will also require a Free Sale Certificate in
order to process the request. These certificates are generally issued by state health or agricultural
departments, and certify for wholesomeness. The application and certificates are received in the offices
of Food Control (5a. Avenida 13-27, Zona 9, Guatemala City), and issued in the Food Control Unit
Office (zone 15); office hours from 07:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
3. Food Control and the “ventanilla única” from MAGA will authorize the import permit and the
product will be inspected by the Inter-Regional Organization for Plant and Animal Health Inspection
(OIRSA). This is a regional inspection entity in Central America that has been delegated the
responsibility of quarantine actions at custom borders by the Ministries of Agriculture of the region.
Whether the imported product comes by air, land or sea, inspectors from OIRSA will be on site to
assure that the paper work is in order. Then, inspectors perform a visual inspection of the imported
products in order to authorize release from customs. In order to clear OIRSA, the original documents
must be presented.
It is important that all quantities in all of the documents match. If not, clearing customs will be a major
problem. Do not add boxes to a container once the documentation has been totaled, and always make
sure that the totals on the phytosanitary or sanitary certificate equal the exact amount on the invoice. If
there is any discrepancy, the container will be held and clearance will be extremely difficult.
U.S. exporters must always take into account that a tariff-rate quota (TRQ) system still applies to
various commodities, with a 5 to 20 year phase-out period under CAFTA-DR. If you wish to look out
for a particular product category, you can visit
Please visit the Foreign Commerce Administration Directorate (DACE) at the Ministry of Economy
web site for detailed information on TRQ administration for Guatemala:
To consult and follow up on approved and assigned quotas per year, you can visit Ministry of Economy
After the import certificate has been issued, this document is provided with all the above-mentioned
documents to the customs official. The importer then pays the duties to SAT.
Duty payment is done in the form of a deposit at either of the two banks that are approved, and the
deposit slip becomes the proof of payment. After all this has been done, the shipment will be released.
This final procedure is done at port of entry. There is still a possibility of a red or green light at the exit
gate of the container. If a red light is received, there will be an additional review of both documentation
and contents of the container. OIRSA might decide to take samples for quarantine pests, especially in
the case of raw agricultural products and coarse grains. After the laboratory diagnosis is reported,
fumigation might be required. It is recommended to request an "in transit fumigation certificate", to
reduce the chances of OIRSA spraying shipments with methyl bromide. If a green light is received, the
container is allowed to leave the yard.
Appendix I. Government Regulatory Agency Contacts:
Name: Licda. Gladys Arreola
Institution: Food Control Unit/Ministry of Health (MSPAS)
Address: 3 Calle final, 2-10 Zona 15. Valles de Vista Hermosa. Guatemala
Telefax: (502) 2369-8784 / 6
Name: Guillermo Ortiz
Title: Plant Health Director
Institution: Norms and Regulations Unit/Ministry of Agriculture (MAGA)
Address: 7 Avenida 3-67 Zona 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Telephone: (502) 2413-7389
Name: Otto Maldonado
Title: Food Safety Director
Institution: Norms and Regulations Unit/Ministry of Agriculture (MAGA)
Address: 7 Avenida 3-67 Zona 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Telephone: (502) 2413-7389
Name: Oscar Humberto Maldonado
Title: Animal Health Director
Institution: Norms and Regulations Unit/Ministry of Agriculture (MAGA)
Address: 7 Avenida 3-67 Zona 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Telephone: (502) 2413-7389
Name: Dr. Julio Cabrera
Title: Director OIRSA-SEPA-SITC
Institution: Inter-Regional Organism for Plant and Animal Health
Address: 21 Avenida 3-12, Zona 15, Guatemala
Telephone: (502) 2369-5900
Fax: (502) 2334-0646
Name: Lic. Alejandro Cutz
Title: CAFTA-DR Administrator
Institution: Foreign Commerce Administration Direction/Ministry of Economy
Address: 6 Avenida 10-43 Zona 1, Guatemala
Telephone: (502) 2412-0200
Name: Gustavo Oliva
Title: Chief of the Operative Unit
Institution: Superintendence of Tax Administration (SAT)/Customs Authority
Address: 7a Av. 3-73, Zona 9, Edificio Torre SAT, Guatemala City
Telephone: (502) 2329-7070, Ext. 1324
Appendix II. Other Import Specialist Contacts:
If you have any questions regarding this report or need assistance exporting to Guatemala, please
contact the U.S. Agricultural Affairs Office at the following address:
Office of Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Embassy
Avenida Reforma 7-01 Zona 10
Guatemala, Ciudad 01010
Tel: (502) 2332-4030
Fax: (502) 2331-8293
For further information on exporting U.S. agricultural products to Guatemala and other countries, please
visit the Foreign Agriculture Service home page: www.fas.usda.gov