Generalizes on the best strategy to enter the market, e.g., visiting the country; importance of relationships to finding a good partner; use of agents.
Last Published: 7/8/2019
Many U.S. consumer goods enjoy widespread recognition in Guyana.  U.S. exporters tend to work through local distributors, who are generally found through personal contacts or by identifying potential industry partners.  Investors seeking to establish a business in Guyana should be patient, persistent, and not expect an immediate return on investment.  Visiting the country in advance of any investment decision can be critical to a project’s success.  In addition, a large Guyanese diaspora community exists in the United States (particularly in New York and Florida) and potential contacts and partners may be identified there, as direct diaspora investment and remittances remain a key feature of Guyana’s success and future development.  

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