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Doing business in Guatemala

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Guatemala.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Guatemala
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.


Overseas Business Risk: Guatemala
Report from the Department for International Trade and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It gives a political and economic overview, and guidance on business and human rights, rule of law and transparency, security, and the regulatory environment.

Guatemala company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Doing Business in Latin America
Guide prepared by Moore Stephens member firms on doing business with or in this region, covering Guatemala. It also provides useful information for those living and working in Guatemala either temporarily or permanently. Published in December 2015.

Guatemala: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi in 2019, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Guatemala.


On our Exporting to Guatemala page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

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