February 27, 2014- With an opening conference in Belize City, the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) will launch its flagship export program, FINPYME ExportPlus, in Belize, in conjunction with the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), IIC’s key partner in Belize.

Apart from the launch, the one-week event will consist of a series of trainings on resources and tools to improve the export competitiveness and capacities of over 35 local exporters. The trainings will be in the export development areas of certification, operations, and management processes:

  • Certification Processes- includes sanitation, health & packaging, quality etc.
  • Operational Processes- includes production chains, quality control, and logistics
  • Managerial Processes- marketing, strategic planning, foreign sales etc.

A representative from the Trade and Economic Counselor of the Wallonia Region of Belgium, sponsor of the FINPYME ExportPlus program in Belize, has noted:

“It give us great pleasure and satisfaction to extend our help and support to the [SMEs] of Belize. Based on our past experiences in Haiti and Panama, the expertise of our consultants, and our excellent collaboration with the IIC, I am convinced that all together we will reach our main goal of improving the efficiency of Belizean SMEs, and hence their international sales.” (Mr. Bernard Geenen, Trade and Economic Counselor of the Wallonia Region) Continue reading “IIC Launches FINPYME ExportPlus in Belize”