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July 19, 2012

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Belize Participated in the Fourth Annual LAC FLAVORS Food Show in Antigua, Guatemala


                                             PRESS RELEASE

July 19, 2012– Approximately one hundred and twenty food exporters from across Meso America and Haiti gathered in Antigua, Guatemala, to participate in the fourth annual Latin American Caribbean (LAC) Flavors food show, held from July 12th -13th , 2012. Belize was present at this food show, with representatives from Paradise Shrimp Farm, and The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), through the sponsorship of the Inter-American Development Bank.

A Buyer-Seller Meeting provided technical support to attendees by incorporating a newly developed “matchmaking” system. This system allowed the small and medium sized producers of organic fruits, vegetables, sea food and processed goods to collaborate with food importing firms from Canada, U.S., China, South Korea, and Japan, who have special interest in purchasing food items, from the participating suppliers.

As a result of participating in this show, connections were developed with various distributors and buyers from Latin and North America. Generally, there was prominent interest in the importation of Belizean papayas, mangoes, melons, bananas, oranges and sour saps from Belize. There were other contact leads geared towards manufacturers of bottles and packaging materials.

 

Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE)

14 Orchid Garden St., City of Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize

Tel: 501-822-3737

Fax: 501-822-0595

Email: beltraide@belizeinvest.org.bz

publicrelations@belizeinvest.org.bz

Web Address: www.belizeinvest.org.bz

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Belize Attended the 22nd Annual Taipei International Food Show


                                       PRESS RELEASE

  July 19, 2012– The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), along with Royal Mayan Shrimp Farm, Hot Mamas Pepper Sauce, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, participated in the 22nd Annual Taipei International Food Show, held from June 27th– June 30th, in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Approximately 40,000 visitors attended the food show; therefore, creating a platform for regional and international producers and attendees to promote their products in the Taiwanese market. Apart from showcasing a wide variety of Belizean products, the two participating Belizean companies received favorable feedback from the attendees at the Show. Potential buyers and trading partners were identified through networking at the show. Communication was established and dialogue has been undertaken to facilitate the process of potential trade between the interested buyers and the respective companies.

During this show, matters of concern and interest were addressed. Mr. Alexis Rosado, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, queried on what could be done to address the 20% duty on imported Belizean shrimp by Taiwan. As a result, both parties have agreed to examine ways to address the issue in an effort to minimize the effects.

Belize’s presence at the Taipei International Food Show was made possible through the effective facilitation by Central American Trade Office (CATO) in Taiwan, R.O.C., The Embassy of Belize to Taiwan, Embassy of Taiwan to Belize, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belize.

Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE)

14 Orchid Garden St., City of Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize

Tel: 501-822-3737

Fax: 501-822-0595

Email: beltraide@belizeinvest.org.bz

publicrelations@belizeinvest.org.bz

Web Address: www.belizeinvest.org.bz

Find us in Facebook:www.facebook.com/beltraide

Blog: www.belizeinvest.net

Youtube:www.youtube.com/belizeinvest

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