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Belize & Mexican businessmen explore trade partnerships

IMG_5390 Grace kenndyBelizean business people explored possibilities of trade partnerships when they met with representatives of 14 Mexican companies at the Institute of Mexico in Belize City on Thursday, June 6.

This is the third such Mexican trade delegation to visit Belize in the past three years.

The delegation also met with Belize government officials, and representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, Belize Business Bureau, and other business people at the Mexican Embassy in Belmopan on Wednesday on Wednesday, June 5.

Jose Manuel Rodriguez, ProMéxico Director for the state of Yucatán, led the trade mission, which was organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico in Belize. ProMéxico is the Trade and Investment Mexican Agency, the counterpart of BELTRAIDE. Mexican trade interest in Belize has been ever growing, as the first such delegation represented eight companies, and  last year’s delegation brought 10 companies.

Philip Gallaty Jr. head of Victor Bryant and Co. Ltd in Belize, showed interest in the packaged snacks offered by Botanas y Frituras del Sureste La Lupita.

Free Zone entrepreneur Arturo Lizarraga took note of the architectural glass products, aluminum and glass windows, offered by Grupo Tecnovidrio. He also showed interest in the line of henequen liqueurs made from agave, KUUCH, a precursor of tequila with a 34.9 percent alcohol content (69.8 proof).

Representatives of Belize Water Services showed interest in the cleaning products offered by Servidora Química PG del Sureste, which also offers a line of food preservatives and agricultural products.

Representatives of Grace Kennedy Belize met with  Mexican producers of canned vegetables, fruits, beans and pepper sauce, while Comercializadora Mayorista del Golfo offered wheat flour for bakers.

Belize Electricity Limited has been in a gradual transition of replacing wooden utility poles with concrete poles, which could be good fit for Fábrica de Postes Yucatán which fabricates reinforced concrete poles.

NGN Telecom Holding offers corporate networking solutions for voice, video and data from initial studies through design, supply of equipment, installation, turn-key start-up and fine tuning, technical support and guarantees.

Alcica Construcciones offers its service in construction, engineering, and consulting services, including electrical distribution, hydraulic distribution, sewage collection,  water supply, waste water treatment plants, schools and pavements.

Lonas Tendal provides tents and screens and Toldesa offers eco-friendly portolets.

Red Interamericana de Comercio and services offers services such as warehousing, logistics, distribution, direct sales and marketing of products.

Other products offered included geo-membranes, plastic covers and upholstery from Alfonso Arcila y Compañía; Herramientas Servicios y Consumibles, and Comercializadora Naremo.

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