The Central American Trade Office (CATO) hosted an Investment Seminar in the cities of Taipei and Kaohsiung in Taiwan on October 28 to November 02, 2018 under the theme “Seminar of Investment Opportunities of the Central American countries for the interest of the SMEs of Taiwan and the visit of the Central American delegation in Taiwan.” BELTRAIDE, represented by Thelma Montero, Manager, Generation, BelizeINVEST showcased the Investment Opportunities in the priority industries of Tourism, Agribusiness, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Offshore Outsourcing, Sustainable Energy and Light Manufacturing & Logistics. The Central American delegation also conducted targeted investment meetings and site visits to several enterprises interested in investing in the region.
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Belize offers a stable doing business environment in fostering Light Manufacturing development with access to a skilled and vibrant labor force. The Government of Belize is committed to continue its support to the Light Manufacturing industry, such as via the granting of strategic investment incentives to qualified investors. The availability of a skilled and vibrant labour force, of approximately 172,086 individuals, coupled with access to an array of preferential markets, provide the ideal environment to foster investments in Belize. Furthermore, the Government of Belize has in place competitive incentive programs, which cater to the priority sectors, inclusive of Light Manufacturing. Continue reading “THE LIGHT MANUFACTURING AND LOGISTICS SECTOR 2018 OUTLOOK AND OPPORTUNITIES”→
Belize Commercial Manufacturing Industries (BCMI), a local company, has recently established a “State of the Art” cabinetry, kitchen and furniture manufacturing facility in Southern Belize. The facility brings new technology, innovation and manufacturing capabilities to Belize. The BCMI factory fills a much-needed vacuum in the market for producing high quality hospitality finishes, furniture, case goods, cabinetry and kitchens that are required by developers of large-scale real estate and hospitality projects, particularly as the Tourism Industry continues on its progressive path of increasing growth. It is also noteworthy that BCMI is producing Belize’s first MDF (Medium Density Fiber board) interior doors and MDF crown moldings, which will be featured in new development, renovations and hardware stores across Belize in late 2018. Continue reading “THE SUCCESS OF AN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN BELIZE”→
Naledo Belize Ltd. is one of the world’s first manufacturers of fresh turmeric paste. Owned by Ms. Umeeda Switlo and established in 2016, the company produces a high-quality turmeric paste from a yellow ginger base, which is processed from farm to shelf in the Toledo District in southern Belize. The company uses as much locally sourced ingredients in its paste, including limes, cold-pressed coconut oil and black pepper. In little over two years, Naledo Belize Ltd. has produced over 30,000 bottles of yellow ginger paste, under the trademark, “truly Turmeric”. The company started by exporting to Canada and from then has expanded to the Bahamas and the United States.
The company, structured with the principles of a social enterprise, operates by its creed “Better Business, Better Lives”. The company buys from a network of approved growers, young and old, who do not use pesticides or herbicides, and grow the yellow ginger sustainably in and amongst other crops in the forest. “We have registered over 200 growers with our company to ensure we can meet the demands of our Truly Turmeric in 2017 and forward” said Ms. Switlo.
Through these practices, the company produces a high-quality product using artisanal methods, which produces a distinctive product made in small batches, giving Truly Turmeric a unique place on Canadian specialty food stores. In 2017, Naledo Belize Ltd. increased its production capacity by at least eight-fold to access new markets in the USA, CARICOM and other parts of the world, continuing its quest to bring Belizean Truly Turmeric from our farm to their shelves. Truly Turmeric aims to continue focusing in Toledo, contributing to its economic development and export diversification.