Doing Business in Belize

Date: January 22, 2019Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Overview
  The United States remains Belize's lead trade partner, accounting for 37 percent of its total imports.
Objectives
  Participants will learn about business opportunities in Belize's best prospect sectors.
Event Information
  • U.S. exports to Belize reached $295 million in 2017, an increase of 10 percent from 2016.
  • As the only English-speaking country in the region and popular tourist destination for U.S. travelers, growth in tourism will demand additional airline routes.
  • Belize has a relatively skilled labor force and a higher cost of living than neighboring countries, resulting in an increased appetite for U.S. products.
  • Belize is a consumer nation that relies heavily on a broad range of imports from manufactured goods, fuels, food, and chemicals to machinery and transportation.

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