About Us

Guatemala has produced and exported cardamom for more than 100 years. The countries of its destination are Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bangladesh, India and some countries of Europe (where the Muslim population has been growing).


During these one hundred years, the crop has become increasingly important and has become one of the major export commodities as of 2022 together with sugar cane, bananas, African oil palm and coffee. Guatemala is, today, the largest cardamom exporter of the world, followed by India.

Benefits of being a member of the Cardamom Subsector


As a member of AGEXPORT through the cardamom subsector you gain access to:

The export of Cardamom favors more than 350,000 producers

Cardamom is produced in areas unsuitable for other crops

You do not need a high level of technology

A well-managed crop can last more than ten years

The Guatemalan product is recognized for its quality

Cardamom also promotes Agroforestry production

Advantages in joining Agexport


As a member of AGEXPORT you will receive consultancy services from the Commission and from related departments: market and trend information on your export product. You will also receive continuous bimonthly training on export processes, as well as support to address barriers to trade.


You may opt for institutional discounts for members and be listed in the exporters' Directory. In addition, you can participate in trade negotiations, receive invitations to trade fairs and for the promotion of our products and of your company with foreign businesspersons to grow exports.

Efrain Alvarez

Efrain Alvarez

Master's Degree in Finance

Languages: Spanish, English


Administration of Agro-industrial and Food Companies. Finance. Sustainable Organic Agriculture and Certifications

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