New Zealand Embassy Mexico City

New Zealand and Guatemala

New Zealand and Guatemala share a positive relationship, and work together closely through our common membership of the Cairns Group of countries promoting agricultural trade liberalisation.

New Zealand established diplomatic relations with Guatemala in 2001. In January 2002 the then New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hon Phil Goff, visited Guatemala. The visit was historic as the first Ministerial-level bilateral visit between New Zealand and Guatemala. During his visit, Minister Goff opened the New Zealand Consulate.

New Zealand's exports to Guatemala in the year 2012 were worth NZ$17 million, comprising mainly dairy products. New Zealand imported NZ$4.18 million of goods from Guatemala during the same period, over half of which was coffee.

For further information on the New Zealand - Guatemala bilateral relationship, please refer to the Guatemala country paper on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

New Zealand Representation in Guatemala

The first New Zealand Honorary Consul to Guatemala, Mr Emmanuel Seidner, was appointed in December 2001. Ms Tania de Seidner, the current Honorary Consul, was appointed in 2012.

Contact details for the current Honorary Consul are available in the "Contact Us" section of this website:

Of interest

Elections for the United Nations Security Council

Elections for the United Nations Security Council

New Zealand is a candidate for election to the UNSC for the two-year term 2015-16. Read more

United Nations Handbook 2013-14

United Nations Handbook

The UN
Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealand General Election 2014

The New Zealand General Election will be held on Saturday 20 September 2014. Read more