AGEXPORT’s Business Intelligence Unit organized a delegation of four Guatemalan companies to visit the city of Chicago and hold different business meetings. The mission trip took place on November 5-9th, 2018 with the objective of increasing exports to the United States and more specifically, to Chicago and surrounding areas.
The companies that integrated the Guatemalan delegation were: Veguarc and Siesa Group (Peas and other Vegetables Commission) as well as Naturaceites and Joopa Juice (Food and Beverages commission).
The Guatemalan delegation visited important supermarkets in Chicago such as: Aldis, Mariano’s Supermarket, Pete’s Supermarket, Jewel Osco, among others. Additionally, the firms also held important business meetings with key players and visited institutions like the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Chicago’s Public Health Food Protection Division of Health Inspections, among others, said Mrs. Maria Fernanda Trabanino, AGEXPORT’s Trade Missions Coordinator.
All meetings organized during this mission trip were possible due to the support of Guatemala’s Foreign Affairs Ministry and its Economic Policy Directorate, as well as the Guatemalan Consulate in Chicago and the coordination of AGEXPORT’s Market Development and Trade Promotion department.