U.S. Economic Data & amp; Reports

  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency: The agency works to advance economic development and promote American commercial interests abroad by funding technical assistance, early investment analysis, reverse trade missions, and business workshops. The site offers specific information about what the agency is doing in Guatemala as well as a list of business opportunities broken down by country.
  • Export.gov: Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace. Export.gov also hosts information on the National Export Initiative.
  • BuyUSA.gov: Works to help import, represent, and distribute American goods in Guatemala by providing a strong network for America businesses to build upon. This site links companies with potential American buyers as well as Guatemalan buyers by providing an online database of available services as well as information on upcoming local product fairs. (In Spanish)
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala (AmCham Guatemala): Creates a network of contacts across Latin America as well as Guatemalan government officials in an effort to encourage trade between the United States and Guatemala. This interactive site provides information about office training programs, major international trade treaties, and opportunities in the Guatemalan market as well as blogs and boards to post specific needs or helpful feedback on American markets.
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR): Provides information about CAFTA-DR, the major trade treaty that the United States has with the Central American countries. The link provides information about the import and export markets as well as recent news about countries’ compliance.
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Offers overviews as well as detailed information on financing schemes, investment insurance plans and a variety of worldwide investment funds.
  • Small Business Administration’s Office of International Trade: The Small Business Administration (SBA) works to encourage small business exports and to assist small businesses seeking to export. The site offers resources instructing businesses on how to export and grow in addition to trade links and a calendar of export events.
  • Adata.org: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network provides guidance and training on the ADA, tailored to meet the needs of business, government, and individuals at local, regional, and national levels. The ADA National Network consists of ten Regional ADA National Network Centers located throughout the United States that provide local assistance to ensure that the ADA is implemented wherever possible.
  • USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS): Works together with US suppliers and the Guatemalan government to promote U.S. agricultural exports to Guatemala and provides development support and technical assistance in Guatemala through a number of different programs.  The site offers commodity data, analysis reports, and exporter guides for those interested in exporting to Central America.