Canada secures Guatemala market for Canadian meat products

OTTAWA, April 28, 2023 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Today, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the government of Canada The market has been reopened to Guatemala You can also find out more about the following: Canada’s Pork, beef and poultry products.

Guatemala The United States has closed its market to Canadian meat products December 2013Due to new requirements for inspecting facilities Canada Export approval is required. Since 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency with the support from Agriculture and Agri-food CanadaThe. has been negotiating for access since Canada’s Guatemala imports meat products

Exports of beef, poultry, and pork meat products from Canada produced after April 17, 2023Exports to Guatemala.

Exports to increase Guatemala It has been a part of Canada’s Long-term strategy for Canadian exporters to increase international markets while contributing to global food safety, benefiting global consumers by providing access to high quality meat and poultry products.

It also gives Canadian producers more chances to diversify their exports, and gain access to key markets located in close proximity. This is welcome news, given the challenges faced by industry in terms of high transportation costs and supply chains.


“This is an important win for Canada. The success of Canadian Agriculture depends heavily on Canada’s Exporting to the rest of the world is possible. Guatemala Exporters have many opportunities. “Our Government will continue to provide support to industry to help Canadian businesses enter new markets and stimulate growth.”

–  The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Quick facts

  • In 2022 Guatemala’s The total value of global beef, pork and poultry imports was estimated at 360 Million Dollars.

  • Canada’s Agriculture and agrifood exports continued to grow despite sector challenges reaching over $93.9 billion In 2022, surpassing the previous target of increasing agri-food imports by at least $75 Billion By 2025.

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