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Foreign Agricultural Service

Office of Agricultural Affairs

The Foreign Agricultural Service mission is to promote United States agriculture by expanding trade opportunities, food safety, research and agricultural technology transfer.

Major Activities

Commodity Reporting

  • Scheduled reports as part of a world-wide network monitoring world-wide supply of major commodities
  • Agricultural Situation Report for Guatemala
  • Market Briefs on Select Products
  • Special Requests

Trade Services

  • Business Counseling
  • Information on local food laws and trade restrictions
  • Buyer lists
  • Assistance in trade problems
  • Removal of trade barriers


Promotion Activities

  • Trade Shows
  • Supermarket & Restaurant Promotions
  • Technical Assistance in food product specifications and handling
  • Educational Programs on food and human and animal nutrition
  • Administer Market Promotion Program and Foreign Market Development Program


Credit programs

  • Supplier Credit
  • Facilities Guarantee Program


Technical Assistance

  • Cochran Fellowship Program
  • Borlang Fellowship Program
  • Food for Progress through local Non Governmental Organizations


Support for other USDA and Food Related Agencies and Programs

  • Administer Sugar Quota
  • Food Safety Inspection Service
  • Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Forest Service
  • Food and Drug Administration


American Personnel:

  • Henry Schmick
    Agricultural Counselor
  • Lashonda McLeod
    Agricultural Attaché


Personal Guatemalteco:

  • Karla Tay
    Agricultural Specialist
  • Edith Vásquez
    Marketing Specialist
  • Cindy Suruy
    Administrative Assistant
  • Spencer Milian
    Clerk

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Contact Information

  • The Office Covers:
    Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Honduras

    Office Hours:
    Monday thru Thursday 7:30 - 5:00 hours
    Friday 7:30 - 12:30 hours

    Telephone: (011-502) 2332-4030
    (011-502) 2334-8439
    Fax: (011-502) 2331-8293
    Email-FAS:  agguatemala@usda.gov
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usdaguatemala

    Mailing Address:
    Office of Agricultural Affairs
    Unit 3190, Box 299
    DPO, AA 34024-0299

    Physical Location:
    Avenida Reforma 7-01, Zona 10
    Guatemala City, Guatemala 01010