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U.S. Poultry Exports Gain Increased Access to Guatemala

Thursday, April 13, 2017

(North American Meat Institute)

The U.S. and Guatemala reached an agreement that will eliminate Guatemala's tariffs on U.S. fresh and frozen poultry exports four-and-a-half years earlier than planned. Guatemala unilaterally agreed to eliminate the 12.5 percent tariff on U.S. exports of fresh, frozen and chilled chicken leg quarters by the end of April. Separately, Guatemala and the US reached a bilateral agreement that enables Guatemala to establish a tariff rate quota allowing imports of 1,000 metric tons of processed chicken leg quarters to enter duty free each year through December 31, 2021. The tariffs and tariff-rate quota will be eliminated effective January 1, 2022. Guatemala is the sixth-largest export market for US poultry.

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