The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) is seeking a creative and super talented Marketing and Graphics Design officer to be a part of its Marketing and Communications Unit in the City of Belmopan. The incumbent will provide marketing, graphic design, and production support to the BELTRAIDE team and must be able to conceptualize and execute designs across all marketing channels.
The International Labour Organization is seeking to hire a qualified consultancy firm to undertake a sector selection and value chain analysis in Belize. Interested candidates are invited to review the following Terms of Reference and to submit their proposals by 22nd of September 2022
National MSME Strategy and Roadshow to be Launched Across the Country
City of Belmopan, July 26, 2022. The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) through the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service, is coordinating a national initiative to support Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) across Belize. This initiative will be achieved through the launch of the National MSME Strategy, Inclusive of the National MSME Roadshow (NMR) which commences in August and ends in November 2022.
The overall objective of the NMR is to support MSMEs through the following:
• Support for an enabling environment for MSME development,
• Improve market access and establishment of business linkages for MSMEs
• Promote buying locally to improve economic recovery
• Increased procurement of MSME goods and services by the public and private sectors
• Facilitate Access to affordable finance for the MSME Sector AND
• Build the business acumen of MSMEs
Activities under the 3-day roadshow will include:
A Boot Camp that will deliver business development trainings in Business Models, Marketing, Customer Service, Goal Setting, and Money Management.
A Formalization Clinic that will provide a space for key government agencies and financial institutions, to offer services and relevant information to MSMEs inclusive of live registration, and
A Showcase/Pop Up Shop that will provide MSMEs an opportunity to promote and sell their products, while facilitating supply chain linkages with the Tourism Industry.
The Government of Belize is cognizant that support to the MSME sector is crucial given the important role they play in creating jobs, strengthening communities, and increasing contribution to macroeconomic development. A key output of this initiative will be a National MSME Directory; an online listing of MSMEs geared towards raising public awareness and allowing for the trading of goods and services, produced by these enterprises.
The launch of the National MSME Strategy and Roadshow will be held on Friday August 5, 2022, at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel starting at 10:00AM.
BELTRAIDE Hosts Trade and Investment Mission with Taiwan CATO Delegates
City of Belmopan, July 14, 2022. As a part of the Government of Belize’s commitment to strengthen the bilateral relationship between Belize and Taiwan, the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) hosted a trade and investment mission meeting with a Taiwanese delegation, led by the Taiwan Central America Trade Office (CATO). The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), in Belize, organized the mission with 13 delegates from the Seafood, packaging, and recycling industries. These companies are in country to explore trade and investment opportunities and will conduct company visits across the country.
Belize City, July 14, 2022. Today the Government of Belize, through the Office of the Prime Minister and BELTRAIDE, the Economic Development Council, the Investment Policy & Compliance Unit launched, the first National Investment Policy and Strategy (NIPS) for Belize. The NIPS, which was approved by Cabinet on March 24, 2022, and developed with support from the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) aims to position Belize as a key destination for investments and trade. The NIPS will also provide strategic national direction in economic development and examine how citizens can participate in this process and benefit from domestic and foreign investments.