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New Zealand and Guatemala have a warm and positive relationship, with cooperation particularly in the areas of trade and development. New Zealand and Guatemala are both members of the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Forum for East Asia – Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) and the International Whaling Commission (IWC). New Zealand also engages with Guatemala through SICA, the Central American Integration System [external link].
NZ Exports (2013) NZ$22.1 million
Main exports Dairy products
NZ Imports (2013) NZ$19.1 million
Main imports Sugar, coffee
Source: Statistics New Zealand (year to December 2013)
In January 2002 the then Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hon Phil Goff, visited Guatemala. The visit was the first (and only) Ministerial-level bilateral visit between New Zealand and Guatemala. It was during this visit that the New Zealand Honorary Consulate in Guatemala City was opened.top of page
The New Zealand Embassy in Mexico City is accredited to Guatemala [external link]. The first New Zealand Honorary Consul in Guatemala, Mr Emmanuel Seidner, was appointed in December 2001. The current Honorary Consul is Mrs Tania de Seidner (please find contact information here) [external link].
The Guatemalan Embassy in Tokyo is accredited to New Zealand [external link].
Guatemala is eligible for New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS). For more information visit the New Zealand Development Scholarships page on the New Zealand Embassy, Mexico website [external website].
The New Zealand Safe Travel website has comprehensive information including advice on travel to Guatemala [external link].