Saturday, May 25, 2024


BCCI’s 6th Annual Made in Belize Trade Show

The Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 6th annual Made In Belize Trade Show was held on Saturday, June 3rd 2023 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the National Agriculture and Trade Show Grounds in the City of Belmopan. Under the theme “Buy in Belize, Build Belize, Support your local homegrown.”

Belize Participates in Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) in Seattle, Washington

Dr. Leroy Almendarez, Executive Director of BELTRAIDE is among 60 senior-level government, business, policy and economic decision-makers from 20 countries across the Americas who attended the Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE). The exchange was held from May 14 – May 19, 2023, grants participants a first-hand look at the greater Seattle, Washington region’s economic, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Designated Processing Areas Act Legislative Amendment Consultation

On March 29, 2023, the Investment Policy and Compliance Unit (IPCU) in the Ministry of Investment organized a consultation with companies that benefit from the Designated Processing Areas (DPA) Act. The objective of the consultation was to apprise the private sector stakeholders of the proposed amendments.

Vanilla Cultivation Pilot Project Closes

The Ministry of Investment held the closing ceremony for Belize’s Vanilla Cultivation Pilot Project at the Centro Escolar Mexico Junior College (CEMJC) in the Corozal District.

SIB’s April report shows decline in exports and increase in consumer prices

The April report from the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) notes that domestic exports declined by 13.6%, or $6.2 million, compared to the same period last year. According to the report, the sugar and banana products reflected the decrease in exports. In comparison, consumer prices rose by 5.8%. The areas/services affected included vehicle fuels, food, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between BELTRAIDE and His Highness (H.H) Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al-Qassimi of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

On Friday, April 1st, 2022, an MOU was signed at Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) between Belize, represented by BELTRAIDE Chairman, Mrs. Narda Garcia and Executive Director, Dr. Leroy Almendarez and the private office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi, represented by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi, a member of the Royal Family of the Cities of Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, UAE (the Parties). The purpose of the MOU is to provide for and promote cooperation and collaboration between the Parties in the field of Foreign Direct Investments inflow to Belize.

Belize Participates in Caribbean Investment Forum and the Annual Investment Meeting 2022 in Dubai

Expo Dubai 2020 provided an opportunity for BELTRAIDE to meet and discuss with potential partners and investors as it continues to be the leading government entity in attracting much-needed foreign direct investment to Belize.

GOB and BCCI Convene Private Sector Focus Group Kick-off Meeting

As part of the Green Climate Fund (GCF)-funded Readiness Support for Strengthening Belize Private Sector Access to Climate Finance Project, a kick-off meeting was convened on November 16, 2021 to launch a collaborative process with a Private Sector Focus Group of key Belizean private sector partners. These partners belong to a broad range of organisations, from large corporations with in-depth sectoral expertise, financial institutions and regulators, national institutions promoting private sector engagement and inclusion, and trade associations.