Made in Belize Catalogue front and back

About 51 Belizean products are featured in a new ExportBelize catalogue. It was officially launched today at the Biltmore and some of the clients and entrepreneurs featured in the publication had their products on display. The catalogue gives business owners the chance to market their products locally and internationally. We spoke to one of the entrepreneurs at the event and he told us about his new cleaning products and the success he has had so far.

Shahera McKoy, BELTRAIDEManager, Export Belize
“The ‘Made in Belize’ catalogue was something we wanted to do for a while now. At Export Belize and at Beltraide, we get a lot of queries from companies, embassies outside of Belize asking for Belizean products and what is being offered by Belize. In the past we’ve developed directories, but when we looked at what other countries were putting out there, ours was not as professional. And so we wanted to do something that would rival any other publication by any other country. And so we decided to do a really professional catalogue featuring producers in Belize.”

Brian Lin, Manager, Belize Invest
“Beltraide has been known as the promoter to generate new investment. Now a lot of times these stakeholders would come in asking about what about the support for us to assist us to grow and assist us to generate new investment. And hence the reason that through this initiative, our aim is be able to take this same catalogue to be able to showcase to the world what are the merits of our very established out sourcing sector.”

Shahera McKoy, BELTRAIDEManager, Export Belize
“We looked at not only companies that were already exporting but that those companies that had an export interest and that are basically doing well on the domestic market and had the capacity to do the additional investment that would make their product export ready.”

William Usher, General Manager, Green Care Products LTD.
“The last year and a half we have been doing a lot of testing. And so now we have very large and very well-known hotels using this product over the last year and a half, such as Chaa Creek, Cave Branch, Chabil Mar, Pelican Beach Resort, Kanantik, Sanctuary Bay, many of these resorts are already using sleeping giant, etc.”