The Guatemala Produce Trade Association is promoting the expertise of its members. ( File photo )

The Guatemalan Produce Trade Association is highlighting the marketing, promotion and logistics expertise of its members to attract interest in the country’s counter-seasonal supply of fruits and vegetables.

The group’s initiatives for 2018 focuses on promoting the member companies, according to a news release.

“U.S. buyers can count on these importers to assure quality product, food safety and the highest standards,” Priscilla Lleras-Bush, the trade association’s coordinator, said in the release. “Import deals can sometimes be complex, so knowing you’re partnered up with reliable, reputable companies is crucial.”

Guatemala exports snap peas, French beans, snow peas, melons, greenhouse tomatoes, papayas, citrus and berries, according to the release.

U.S. importers that belong to the group include Ben Bud Growers, Crystal Valley Foods, Growers Are Us, Harvest Sensations, Sotolongo Farms and Southern Specialties, according to the release.

For more information the Guatemalan Produce Trade Association, contact Lleras-Bush at [email protected] or (817) 793-3133.