Benefits of Investing in Belize
Belize provides the three main elements sought by international
Stability: Long-standing, democratic tradition;
independent judiciary, exchange rate fixed for 25 years
Profitability: Flexible fiscal incentives and
concessions, Commercial Free Zones, Export Processing Zones, Repatriation
of profits and dividends
Climate & Culture: Subtropical climate,
virgin rainforest, un-spoilt beaches and spectacular barrier reef,
friendly people. Furthermore, Belize is strategically located
next to Mexico and Central America, near the US and the Caribbean
islands, rich in natural resources with a stable and supportive
economy, bilingual workforce and established infrastructure.
Belize enjoys benefits under trade agreements with several developed
Preferential market access to the Caribbean Common Market (CARICOM)
Preferential treatment from the USA under the Caribbean Basin
Duty free access to the European Community for most products
such as bananas and sugar under the Lomé IV Convention
Under CARIBCAN, certain Belizean goods enter Canada duty free
Government Investment Incentives
The Government offers a menu of incentives that attract even the
most cautious investor:
100% foreign ownership of both land and company assets.
Joint ventures with local entities are encouraged.
Legislation is in place providing incentives for the retirement
Flexible fiscal incentives and concessions
Commercial Free Zones and an Export Processing Zone
Vibrant, International Financial Services Industry
The Belize Trade and Investment Development
BELTRAIDE is committed to offering local and foreign investors
the services of a one-stop centre for investment and trade activities.
Our Investment Attraction, Export Promotion, Business Facilitation
and Trade Information departments strive to efficiently respond
to requests, inquiries and needs of investors and business persons.
BELTRAIDE promotes investments that create job opportunities and
increase foreign currency for Belize and is a statutory institution
governed by a Board of Directors. On the Board are representatives
from the private sector, Government and Civil Society. The Board
is the principal policy-making organ of BELTRAIDE.
For further information on BELTRAIDE, please visit their website
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