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A New Industry For Belize “MEDICAL TOURISM”

Belize has once again pioneered another gateway to attracting more visitors and investors to our country, which is, through the emergence of ‘Medical Tourism’.

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A New Industry For Belize “MEDICAL TOURISM”

Belize has once again pioneered another gateway to attracting more visitors and investors to our country, which is, through the emergence of ‘Medical Tourism’.

Worse-than-Argentina debt offer  rejected by Belize bond holders
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Worse-than-Argentina debt offer rejected by Belize bond holders

By Ye Xie and Adam Williams   Belize is offering bondholders 20 cents on the dollar in a debt restructuring- worse than what Argentina gave creditors following its 2001 default, according to Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) and Citigroup Inc. Investors are wagering that a better offer is coming. Belize, […]

Toledo cacao growers to get $750,000 IDB funding
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Toledo cacao growers to get $750,000 IDB funding

The Toledo Cacao Growers Association signed an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank in Belize City this week, by which a member of the IDB group, the Multilateral Investment Fund, will contribute almost US$750,000 to support cacao production in Toledo. The project will connect small farmers in rural Mayan communities […]

Techniques for participating in trade shows (part 2)
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Techniques for participating in trade shows (part 2)

Previously we had discussed the importance and the benefits that participating in trade shows can generate. When making a decision to form part of a trade show, there are three important stages that you must include in your plan of action: a pre-fair stage, during the fair stage, and a […]

Caribbean countries encouraged to use  UN programme to help firms cut through red tape
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Caribbean countries encouraged to use UN programme to help firms cut through red tape

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A major regional body, the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) on Monday encouraged its member countries to adopt a United Nations programme that would help them streamline trade and increase transparency in business procedures. The eRegulations programme, produced by the UN Conference on Trade and […]

How can Belize reap the best fruits from our agricultural sector?
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How can Belize reap the best fruits from our agricultural sector?

According to the Statistical Institute of Belize, the agricultural sector, which is the backbone for our country’s revenues, had once again reduced its contribution to Belize’s Gross Domestic Product. This time, it was a much more significant decrease of 3.4%, from 2010 to 2011. One is left to ponder, how […]

The Importance of Attracting Foreign Direct Investment
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The Importance of Attracting Foreign Direct Investment

By Nekaelia Hutchinson Published July 25, 2012   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The reduction of technical barriers to trade which currently exist between CARIFORUM countries and the European Union (EU) is the focus of a BBD$18.5 million EU-funded programme, coordinated by the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ). […]

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EPA programme focuses on reduction of trade barriers between CARIFORUM and EU

By Nekaelia Hutchinson Published July 25, 2012   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The reduction of technical barriers to trade which currently exist between CARIFORUM countries and the European Union (EU) is the focus of a BBD$18.5 million EU-funded programme, coordinated by the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ). 

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The Decision to Export!

Although exporting may seem simple, it requires you to do your homework! A company cannot venture into unfamiliar territory without knowing what to expect, the requirements, market needs and other factors.