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August 14, 2023

Belize American Chamber of Commerce

The Belize American Chamber of Commerce promotes and facilitates trade and commerce between the United States of America and Belize by representing business interests at the Government level and in the media, encouraging linkages with Belizean companies and provides a forum for exchange of information beneficial to all parties.

Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA)

BAHA is Belize’s lead agency under the Ministry of Agriculture responsible for certification of plant and animal health, including live animals and plant materials.  It also provides import and export permits required for sanitary or phyto-sanitary certification for international trade.

Statistical Institute of Belize

The Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) is the government agency responsible to analyze and supply economic, commercial, trade, and labor statistics.

Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS)

BBS creates policies for consumer protection and regulates quality standards through monitoring public goods and services.

Central Bank of Belize

The Central Bank of Belize regulates Belize’s financial system by monitoring Belize’s exchange rate and regulating banking institutions.  It also provides economic analysis and publications through various annual reports and economic assessments.

Belize Customs

The Belize Customs Department is responsible for the collection of all customs duties and import tariffs at the point of importation.

Belize Intellectual Property Office

The Belize Intellectual Property Office is responsible for the official registration of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and industrial designs in Belize.

Belize Ministry of Finance

The Belize Ministry of Finance advances the government’s fiscal and economic priorities, through the development and allocation of financial resources to support the country’s development.

Belize Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Belize Ministry of Foreign Affairs implements and executes the foreign policy priorities and objectives around the globe.

Belize National Assembly

The Belize National Assembly provides information on Belize’s elected members of parliament, the legislative process, and the political system.

Belize Retirement Organization

Belize Retirement organization provides information on the application process and benefits of the Belize Retirement Incentive Program offered by the Belize Tourism Board.

Belize Tourism

Get valuable information on Belize’s tourism opportunities, hotels, and travel logistics.

Travel Belize

Learn more about things to do in Belize, the culture, and sustainability related issues in Belize.

World Bank Doing Business Report

The World Bank Group is implementing a new corporate flagship, Business Ready (B-READY), to assess the business and investment environment worldwide annually.

B-READY improves upon and replaces Doing Business. Updates on the development of the new B-READY project will be published on this website as they become available.

Heritage Index of Economic Freedom

Learn more about the heritage index rankings for Belize. https://www.heritage.org/index/ranking

UNDP Human Development Reports

Human development summary capturing achievements in the human development index and complementary metrics that estimate gender gaps, inequality, planetary pressures and poverty.