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INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT SHIPPING TO GUATEMALA

Looking for an easy way to ship your cargo to Guatemala?You have found the right logistics partner!

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Looking for an easy way to ship your cargo to Guatemala?
Choose the best freight forwarder to transport your goods to Guatemala safely and on time.

Exporting goods to Guatemala, whether it is for the first time, or on a regular basis, can be a challenging experience. There are many elements to consider when shipping to a country such as Guatemala.
If you are in Canada or the US and not entirely familiar with the Latin American market, you should consider a cargo shipping company that knows the business culture, the language, the customs regulations and has a proven track record of success when it comes to freight shipping to Guatemala.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IN GUATEMALA?

Regulations in Guatemala are not only very different from the ones in the US or Canada, communication methods and business etiquette are also very distinct:
Corporate culture in Guatemala is relationship-driven. Known as conservative and formal but friendly people, Guatemalans value trust, honor & camaraderie. They attach great importance to developing personal relationships rather than formal business connections which is the norm in the US or Canada. Therefore, it is important to develop easy going business “friendships”, as Guatemalans may be more loyal to you personally rather than to the company you represent. Third-party contacts are also a key to business success in Guatemala. An established person vouching for you and presenting your company will help you gain trust in the market.
Guatemalans are very conscious about punctuality therefore being on time is important for business appointments as well as for social occasions.
It is also important to consider the language as a possible barrier. Although most highly educated business executives speak English fluently, the average person speaks only Spanish. The Mayan language is also spoken by some Guatemalans.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT GUATEMALA (2018)

ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT ( Source: IMF - World Bank, 2018)

WHY DOING BUSINESS WITH GUATEMALA IS THE RIGHT DECISION

GUATEMALA TRADE OVERVIEW


What makes us your ideal logistics partner?

Every country in every continent offers a unique mix of laws, customs regulations, documentation requirements, communication norms, and cultural biases. If you want to successfully export to Guatemala, you will need a logistics partner that understands the Guatemalan culture, the business landscape and speaks the local language as well.

Our team of experts offer you superior freight forwarding services and the best rates for your cargo shipping to Guatemala. Our combined experience, extensive knowledge; logistics skills and local connections will help you get started on the right foot and make sure that your goods are transported quickly, safely, and worry-free.

Because we have your company’s best interests at heart, Latin American Cargo is the best freight forwarding company for you.

IMPORT AND CUSTOM PARTICULARS

If you are sending merchandise to Guatemala by sea or air for the first time, guidance and support will surely be needed, as there are guidelines, prohibitions and restrictions to consider.

WHAT PAPERWORK IS NEEDED FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS TO GUATEMALA?


Documentation requirements vary depending on the category of goods being shipped and can get quite extensive. They usually include Commercial invoice, Bill of lading / Air waybill, Packing list, Insurance certificate, Certificate of Origin (if required). To avoid delays or hassles when shipping to Guatemala, your packing list must be as detailed as possible. Vague wording like “miscellaneous” attracts negative attention and further inspections.

WHAT ARE THE REGULATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS WHEN SHIPPING TO GUATEMALA?


Regulations can be strict on certain categories of goods being imported to Guatemala. Prior authorization or special permits may be needed for certain items such as agricultural products, processed foods, pharmaceutical, cosmetics or antiques. Prohibited commodities include certain used vehicles, used clothing and accessories, used tires, certainly used machinery and all types of toxic wastes or dangerous residues.

Duties and tariffs are usually based on the total value of the shipment in question, and depending on how well-documented the cargo is, those values could be determined by the judgment of Customs Officials on the spot.

Shipping cargo to Guatemala is easier with LAC as we have overcome these obstacles many times and have developed a thorough understanding of the customs procedures.

MAIN OCEAN PORTS AND CARGO AIRPORTS WHEN SHIPPING TO / FROM GUATEMALA

Ship freight to Guatemala from anywhere in the world

Ship containers or any type of goods to Guatemala with our ocean and air freight forwarding services. Our skills and knowledge make us your most reliable partner when shipping freight to Guatemala from anywhere in the world: the US, Canada, China, Europe, and more.

Looking for the best way to ship to Guatemala? LAC is your best freight forwarding solution!

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