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Trade in Guyana

Guyana was the world’s 107th largest exporter of goods in 2021. Export values were $4,356  million USD. Guyana’s top export category was fuels and mining products, followed by agricultural products, and manufactures. In 2020, Guyana’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to the United States, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago. In terms of imports, Guyana is the world’s 131st largest importer of goods. Import values were $4,376 million USD in 2021. Guyana’s top import category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products and agricultural products. Leading import partners were the United States, Portugal and Trinidad and Tobago. Guyana is part of 4 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM),  and EU – CARIFORUM States.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Cooperative Republic of Guyana





WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

common law system, based on the English model, with some Roman-Dutch civil law influence



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Financial Information

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Guyanese dollar

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • Micro and Small Enterprise Development Programme

  • National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council


  • Small Business COVID‑19 Relief Programme

  • Green Business Technology Fund

  • Small Business Bureau (SBB)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI)
    Phone: +(592) 220 5879

    National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO)
    Guyana School of Agriculture Compound

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS)
    Phone: +(592) 219 0062; +(592) 219 0065; +(592) 219 0071

    Flat 15, National Exhibition Complex
    Sophia, Greater Georgetown

    [email protected]

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Links to other helpful resources

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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