By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter
A trade mission was hosted Thursday by the Institute of Mexico to foster greater trade relations between Mexican entrepreneurs and their Belizean counterparts.
Javier Aguilar, Mexican Embassy Head of Trade Investment and Tourist Affairs, explained the mission was made up of Mexican businesses looking to partner with their Belizean counterparts as well as seek investment opportunities.
Aguilar said there was a total of seven private companies mainly from the Yucatan and Quintana Roo represented at Thursday’s mission. The companies offer services and products ranging from fruit agro-processing, hardware, chemical products, fire retardants and software.
The main purpose is to establish links between the counterparts to create opportunities for business development. Aguilar said improved trade relations are beneficial to each country because it opens the markets for each country’s products.
Chili pepper sauces, marinades, ketchup, jams, liquors, wines, water treatments, paints, water pumps, drain cleaners, and GPS software are just some of the products companies presented at the mission.