July 2013

Relocation of The Belize Bureau of Standards


The Belize Bureau of Standards hereby informs the general public that it will be relocating from its current location on the Ministry of Works Compound, Belmopan to the third floor of the Diamonds Building on Constitution Drive, Belmopan. The Bureau will be operating from its new location starting August 5, 2013.

The department in the execution of its mandate looks forward to continue serving the Belizean public and at the same time extends its sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

CENPROMYPE dialogue promotes reflection on the institutional strengthening and competitiveness of MSMEs in the region SICA

CENPROMYPE dialogue promotes reflection on the institutional strengthening and competitiveness of MSMEs in the region SICA
July 19, 2013 – CENPROMYPE
Area: Economic


On July 18, CENPROMYPE conducted the regional workshop “Exploring and Strengthening Competitiveness of MSMEs in the region SICA” with the aim of developing a dialogue about the prospects of MSMEs as an engine of economic development social and Central America and Dominican Republic. Also posed reflection on the lessons learned from the first eleven years CENPROMYPE management and its role in promoting the competitiveness of MSMEs in the region, with a long term vision to provide input for the definition of your Plan 2014-2018 Strategic. Continue reading “CENPROMYPE dialogue promotes reflection on the institutional strengthening and competitiveness of MSMEs in the region SICA”

Deputy Ministers to promote MSMEs in the region SICA CDMYPE visit in El Salvador

Deputy Ministers to promote MSMEs in the region SICA CDMYPE visit in El Salvador
July 22, 2013 – CENPROMYPE
Area: Economic

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San Salvador, July 24, 2013

As part of the El Salvador intraregional cooperation with other member countries of SICA region, the Deputy Ministers and Deputy Ministers to promote MSMEs that make up the Board of CENPROMYPE, visited on 19 July, the CDMYPE of Dr. José Matías Delgado University, with the aim to know the functioning of the Centre and the services offered. Continue reading “Deputy Ministers to promote MSMEs in the region SICA CDMYPE visit in El Salvador”

Belize Individual Country Promotion – 2013 Taipei International Food Show

Belize Individual Country Promotion – 2013 Taipei International Food Show

Date: 6/26-6/29


Project Content:

l  For Belize’s participation in the 2013 Taipei International Food Show, the Embassy of Belize in the R.O.C (Taiwan) utilized the individual country budget and imported new samples of Belizean products to be exhibit and marketed at the regional Central American Pavilion. The highlighted items for 2013 were: hot sauces, liquors, and coffee.

l  CATO organized one product presentation at the Central American Pavilion for the Belizean hot sauce, Marie Sharp’s. CATO invited its Taiwanese importer, ABCO Co., Ltd., to introduce the hot sauce series, enhanced by preparing the traditional Belizean cuisines seasoned by the said products. Sample tasting of the hot sauces (for the two major brands from Belize, Marie Sharp’s & Hot Mama’s) was also provided at the Center Stage of the Central American Pavilion.

l  CATO also arranged sample tasting for the Belizean liquors (rum). Rum is the byproduct of the prominent sugar industry in Belize. Belizean rum is unique in its flavors. As instructed by the Embassy of Belize, CATO mixed the Belizean rum with fresh juices, and the sample drinks were provided at the Center Stage of the Central American Pavilion to collect the feedbacks from the Taiwanese visitors for further market survey and study.

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Regional Investment Promotion Stakeholders’ Forum


Bridgetown, Barbados, July 17, 2013.  Caribbean Export Development Agency, in collaboration with the Regional Investment Promotion Steering Committee (a think tank that was set up by Caribbean Export in 2012 to deliberate on matters related to investment promotion),  convened a  Regional Investment Promotion Stakeholders’ Forum, which was held at the Radisson Aquatica Resort in Barbados on July 11-12, 2013. The event saw participation from 35 representatives from the 15 CARIFORUM member states including the investment promotion agencies and policymakers within the Ministries with responsibility for investment attraction.


The Forum sought to focus attention on the development of a Regional Investment Promotion Strategy (RIPS) and Implementation Plan. The Strategy will seek to position the Caribbean as an ideal location for investment.

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BELTRAIDE attends LICU’s Inauguration of its Small Scale Enterprise Development Center

LMCU by LSOn July 20th, 2013, La Inmaculada Credit Union (LICU) inaugurated its Small Scale Enterprise Development Center, which will also serve as a Marketing Facility for entrepreneurs.

For us at BELTRAIDE, it was truly an honor to form part of this incredible milestone for LICU.  Among those present, as Hon. Gaspar Vega, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and Agriculture; Mr. Kevin Bernard,  Mayor  of Orange Walk Town, and Mr. Cosimo Lamberti-Fossati, Representative of the EU Office in Belize.

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The  Belize Trade  and  Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) in collaboration with Caribbean Export, participated in an interactive Brand Development and Packaging Workshop/Webinar on July 17th and 18th, 2013.

During this   event,   participants of Agro-processing and Light manufacturing sectors were invited with the main purpose of establishing, developing, and strengthening their company’s understanding of Branding.


This workshop/webinar will cover a broad range of topics including but not limited to:


Expression of Interest EXPO-CIBAO 2013


EXPO-CIBAO 2013, Santiago, Dominican Republic, September 10-15th, 2013


EXPO-CIBAO is a general trade show event with a special focus on agroindustry. This event is organized by the Santiago Chamber of Commerce and Production in the Dominican Republic, and this year it is celebrating its 26th consecutive edition. The theme for this year is “For the Integration and development of the Region”, and on this basis a week full of activities, including business conferences, seminars, exhibitions, trade in goods, cultural and educational activities has been planned. The show will take place in Santiago, Dominican Republic from September 10-15th, 2013. Continue reading “Expression of Interest EXPO-CIBAO 2013”

Facilitating Entrepreneurship in Belize


In Belize entrepreneurial ventures are the key to keeping our economy afloat. Small businesses account for well over 50% of all employment, thus it becomes vital to facilitate and nurture an entrepreneurial culture throughout our country. Entrepreneurs tend to be innovative, proactive, risk-takers who reach for change, respond to it and exploit opportunities, and in turn convert a source into a resource.  Keeping in-line with this, the Small Business Development Centre Belize, BELTRAIDE, with its mandate to provide advisory and training services to entrepreneurs and groups has been working tirelessly to strengthen Belize’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Sector. Continue reading “Facilitating Entrepreneurship in Belize”

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