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U.S. Commercial Service Guatemala Services for U.S. Companies

Every year, the U.S. Commercial Service helps thousands of companies export U.S. goods and services worth billions of dollars. Let us help you find the best opportunities for your business in Guatemala.


Proven Trade Expertise.
Our global network of trade professionals is located throughout the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in nearly 80 countries, including Guatemala. Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand your business in Guatemala, we offer the trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, and commercial diplomacy you need to connect with lucrative business opportunities. In addition, we will help you to develop trade finance and insurance strategies that align with your particular business objectives and help you complete your export transaction.


Following is a list of our general assistance areas. Our trade professionals will work with you to identify and tailor the right mix of U.S. Commercial Service capabilities to achieve your exporting goals. Contact your U.S. Commercial Service trade professional in Guatemala for details.


Trade Counseling

Planning and Strategy

  • Get ideas and cost-effective solutions to help achieve your business goals.
  • Take advantage of intensive, long-term export consulting and trade advocacy.

Trade Problems

  • Get assistance with customs-related issues.
  • Obtain advocacy support, if your company’s exports or Guatemalan bids are adversely affected by a trade barrier or by market access issues.
  • Learn how to limit the risk of non-payment, and receive counseling if problems arise.

Trade Finance and Insurance

  • Obtain information about the loan programs provided by the Export-Import Bank and other trade finance organizations to reduce risk and enable your company to offer competitive terms of sale in Guatemala.
  • Get guidance on pricing your products and services to ensure competitiveness in the Guatemalan market while maximizing your profits.

Learn more about our Trade Counseling services…

Market Intelligence

Country and Industry Reports

  • Get accurate and detailed information—at no cost—from country and industry market reports, written by our in-country trade professionals.
  • Receive updates on new regulations, business trends, and government-financed projects.

Customized Market Research

  • Customized Market Research answers questions about an overseas market including market trends and size, customary distribution and promotion practices, market entry requirements, regulations, product standards and registration, key competitors and potential agents, distributors, or strategic partners.

Initial Market Check

  • The Initial Market Check is an initial assessment of the market potential of a product or service in a targeted market. The service gauges the potential of a specific product or service in a market by gathering feedback from up to five industry participants and provides recommendations on whether to pursue the target market.

Business Matchmaking

International Partner Search

  • The International Partner Search provides U.S. firms with a list of up to five agents, distributors and partners that have expressed an interest in your product or service.

International Partner Search Plus Virtual Introductions

  • The International Partner Search Plus Virtual Introductions provides U.S. firms with a list of up to five agents, distributors and partners that have expressed an interest in your product or service, and includes virtual introductions via teleconference to the identified contacts.

Gold Key Service

  • The Gold Key Service provides U.S. firms traveling to a foreign market with up to five pre-screened appointments to establish relationships with potential overseas agents, distributors, sales representatives, business partners and other local entities in-country.

Due Diligence on Foreign Parties

International Company Profile Full

  • The International Company Profile Full provides U.S. companies with in-depth background check information on a specific foreign company to help determine its suitability as a potential business partner. The service includes a site visit to the target foreign company and interviews with principals/references.

International Company Profile Partial

  • The International Company Profile Partial provides U.S. companies with basic background check information on a specific foreign company to help determine its suitability as a potential business partner.

In-Country Promotion of Products or Services

Single Company Promotion

  • The Single Company Promotion provides U.S. companies with promotional services to help increase the awareness of their product/service in a specific market. The promotional event may consist of a technical seminar, press conference, luncheon, dinner, or reception, with targeted direct mail or e-mail campaigns.

Featured U.S. Exporters Listing

  • Featured U.S. Exporters Listing provides U.S. companies with an opportunity to enhance their international marketing efforts through improved search engine optimization. A listing on the directory of an overseas CS office’s local website gives U.S. exporters targeted overseas exposure to more effectively help them find foreign business partners in specific local markets. It allows local importers to find U.S. exporters interested in exporting to a specific local foreign market.

Trade Events

Trade Show Representation

  • The Trade Show Representation service provides U.S. companies and economic development organizations with the ability to increase their marketing exposure at an overseas trade show when they are unable to attend in-person. Multiple clients’ products and services may be showcased by CS at the event

Certified Trade Mission

  • A Certified Trade Mission provides an effective way for groups of U.S. companies to explore business opportunities in overseas markets. A mission can consist of the following activities: Market Briefing, Gold Key Service, and Reception/Site Visit/Technical Seminar. The trade mission organizer and CS determine which of these activities will be included for all participants.

Learn more about our Business Matchmaking services…

Commercial Diplomacy

  • Overcome trade obstacles to successfully enter the Guatemalan market.
  • Benefit from coordinated U.S. government engagement with the Guatemalan government to protect U.S. business interests.
  • Access U.S. government trade advocacy for your Guatemalan government procurement bids.

Learn more about our Commercial Diplomacy services…


Contact us today to connect with a world of opportunity in Guatemala.

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