The name Guatemala comes from the Nahualtl ¨Quautlemallan¨ which means place of many trees. That explains the importance of the Forestry Sector for Guatemala, where 70% of the territory is forest vocation land. The sector has more than 2,500 registered companies, of which 300 are exporters of the following products: pallets, floors, doors, furniture, sawn and logged timber, boards and coffins, among others. We export to more than 34 countries, of which the United States ranks first, followed by El Salvador, Honduras, the Caribbean, Italy and Mexico.
The Commission currently has 92 active members. One of COFAMA's strengths is that its plans and strategies are developed by exporters who have the necessary experience to guide the actions of the Commission in order to grow exports.