Observing the incredible beautiful sunrise at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

U.S. Relationship

Traditional festival and colors in Chichicastenango, Guatemala
Traditional festival and colors in Chichicastenango, Guatemala

U.S.-Guatemala Relations

The United States established diplomatic relations with Guatemala in 1849 following Guatemala’s independence from Spain on September 15, 1821, and the later dissolution of a federation of Central American states.
Traditional festival and colors in Chichicastenango, Guatemala

U.S. Assistance to Guatemala

The U.S. government works in partnership with the Government of Guatemala, the private sector, civil society, international partners, and communities to create and connect Guatemalans to opportunities that enable them to achieve prosperous, secure, and dignified lives at home. This work spans multiple U.S. government agencies and promotes citizen security and justice, anti-corruption and governance, human rights and labor rights, economic
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Traditional festival and colors in Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Bilateral Economic Relations

The United States is Guatemala’s largest trading partner accounting for nearly 35 percent of Guatemala’s trade. Both nations enjoy a growing trade relationship, which became even stronger after the implementation of the U.S.-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) in 2007. As of January 1, 2015, most U.S. consumer and industrial goods enter Guatemala duty free (for goods that meet
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Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategy is the four-year strategy articulating U.S. priorities in a given country. The Chief of Mission leads the strategy.

Investment Climate Statements

The Investment Climate Statements analyze a variety of economies that are or could be markets for U.S. businesses and provide information on the business climates.

Fiscal Transparency Report

The Fiscal Transparency Report analyzes government transparency and identifies needed changes to improve public spending accountability.

The U.S. delivers COVID vaccines to Guatemala.

COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries

Since July, 2021 the United States has donated 8,500,060 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of Guatemala. This includes 8,500,060 Moderna doses. Of the 8,500,060 vaccine doses,100% were donated through bilateral agreements.

The United States is committed to leading an international and coordinated effort to accelerate access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to meet global needs. The United States is working with other governments and partners including COVAX, Caricom, and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to protect communities from COVID-19 and apply lessons from this pandemic to enhance health security now and in the future.

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