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Guatemala. International Sales Close to Home Trade Americas Conference - Denver April 2006. Guatemala - Political. Peace Accords signed in 1996, ending 36-year Civil War President Oscar Berger – 2004-08 Dramatic decrease in military expenditures

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guatemala

Guatemala

International Sales Close to HomeTrade Americas Conference - DenverApril 2006

guatemala political
Guatemala - Political
  • Peace Accords signed in 1996, ending 36-year Civil War
  • President Oscar Berger – 2004-08
  • Dramatic decrease in military expenditures
  • Largest indigenous population in Central America
  • New: Organized Crime Law
  • Economic Growth vs. Population Growth – Education and Health Challenges
guatemala economy
Guatemala - Economy
  • Largest economy in Central America
  • Economy nearly completely privatized
  • Record remittances in 2005
  • CAFTA ??
  • Tax collections approximately 10% of GDP
  • Tariffs relatively low: 1-17% for almost all products;

VAT: 12%

  • BB+ Credit Rating – February 2006
  • World Bank Credit Program – 2005-08
  • Rapidly negotiating FTAs globally
guatemala commercial
Guatemala - Commercial
  • Regional Leaders: LaFragua/Pais, Pollo Campero, Cementos Progreso
  • New Foreign Investment – WalMart, GE, Bayer, etcetera
  • Strong U.S. Export Growth to Guatemala
  • Customs agreements with El Salvador; Honduras
  • Nearly half of imports from U.S.
  • Tourism development: Ecotourism (Survivor); Mayan Culture; Volcanoes; Sailfishing
  • Major Projects: Airports, Ports, Roads, Environmental, Ecotourism
guatemala challenges
Guatemala - Challenges
  • Income Disparity
  • Security
  • Corruption / Rule of Law / Transparency
  • Judicial Reform
  • Investment Attraction (!!)
  • Economic Growth versus population growth
  • Healthcare; education
  • Unemployment / underemployment
  • Startups / SMEs
opportunities best prospect industries
Opportunities: Best Prospect Industries
  • Automotive parts and service equipment
  • Food processing/packaging eq.; Processed foods
  • Electric power generation / distribution equipment
  • Hotel and restaurant equipment
  • Franchising
  • Security and safety equipment and services
  • Telecommunications
  • Construction equipment
  • Textile machinery/fabrics
  • Computers/peripherals/software/IT services
central america regional industry sectors
Apparel, Textiles & Equip

Automotive Parts and Service Equip

Information Technologies

Infrastructure and Construction

Food Processing & Packaging

Franchising

Hotel & Restaurant Equip

Medical Equip & Pharmaceuticals

Telecom Equip & Services

Central America -Regional Industry Sectors
events central america
Events – Central America
  • Secretary of Commerce CAFTA Trade Mission Oct. 2005
  • USTDA Definitional Missions (Energy, Transport, IT) Various
  • ExpoManufactura (NAFTA-CAFTA), Monterrey Mar. 2006
  • CAFTA Summit, Houston, TX Apr. 2006
  • Western Hemisphere SCO Conference, Denver May 2006
  • Enterprise Florida Trade Mission, Guatemala May 2006
  • US Chamber/TradeRoots/Alabama Mission, Guat/Sal May 2006
  • Central America Retail Promotion Late 2006
central america int l buyer program events
Central America Int’l Buyer Program Events
  • Waste Expo IBP, Las Vegas April
  • Food Marketing Institute (FMI) IBP, Chicago May
  • National Hardware Show IBP, Las Vegas May
  • National Restaurant Association IBP, Chicago May
  • Int’l Franchise Expo IBP, Washington, DC June
  • Clinical Laboratory Expo IBP, Orlando July
  • MAGIC International IBP (Apparel), Las Vegas August
  • World of Concrete IBP, Las Vegas January
  • AAIW Auto Industry Week IBP, Las Vegas November
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CONTACTS
  • Central America – Dan Thompson

danie[email protected]

  • Costa Rica/Nicaragua – Jim McCarthy
  • Guatemala/Honduras – Mitch Larsen

[email protected]

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