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Business in Belize. Belizean Economy

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Syllabus of the Subject

Business Opportunities in Belize, Belmopan. Belizean Foreign Trade

  1. Introduction to Belize (Central America)
  2. Business in Belmopan
  3. Belizean Economy
  4. Belizean Foreign Trade
  5. Investment in Belize
  6. Business Opportunities in Belize
  7. Access to the Belizean Market
  8. Business Plan for Belize

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Belize” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Belizean Economy and Global Trade
  2. To identify business opportunities in Belize
  3. To explore the Belizean trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know the Belizean Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Belizean Market

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Belize” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English (Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Belice Study Doctorate in International Business in French Belize Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Belize).

Belize, Masters, International Business Trade Masters adapted to Belizean Students.

Foreign Trade and Business in Central America

International Trade and Business in Belize.

Market Access - Trade Agreements

Preferential Access and Trade Agreements of Belize

  1. Belize and the Hispanic American Economic Area/Caribbean Economic Area
  2. Central American Integration System
    1. Central American Common Market (MCCA) - Integrated with the SICA -
  3. Association of Caribbean States (Belize)
    1. Colombia-Belize CARICOM Agreement
    2. Costa Rica-CARICOM (Belize) Agreement
    3. Partial scope agreement with Guatemala
    4. CARICOM-Dominican Republic Agreement
    5. CARIFORUM-EU Agreement
  5. Caribbean Basin Initiative
    1. The U.S.-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act
  6. Caribbean-Canada Trade Agreement
  7. UK-CARIFORUM Free Trade and Economic Integration Agreement
  8. Mesoamerica Project
  9. Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI)
  10. Caribbean Development Bank
  11. SELA

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. BIC (Containers)
  3. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  4. IMO
  5. Is not a member of the WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention

Latin American Economic Integration

  1. OAS
  2. CELAC
  3. ECLAC
  4. Inter-American Development Bank

Globalization and International Organizations

Global Economic Organizations of Belize

  1. UN
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF
  5. Commonwealth

  1. Borders of Belize (Central America): Mexico and Guatemala
  2. Belizean Capital: Belmopán
  3. Largest City of Belize: Belize City
  4. Other Belizean cities: Corozal and San Ignacio
  5. Belizean area: 22,966 km²
  6. Population of Belize: 351,000 people
  7. 33% of the Belizean population has an African origin (Creole/African Diaspora), “Mestizos” represent 40% and Mayan origin only 9%
  8. Life expectancy: 68 years
  9. The official language of Belize is English, but Spanish is the most spoken language
  10. Belize became independent from the UK in 1981. Since then belongs to the Commonwealth (Queen Elizabeth II is the Head of State)
  11. Territorial disputes with Guatemala
  12. Abolition of Slavery in Belize: 1824

The Belizean main religion is Catholicism (Christianity).

Belize belongs to the Western Civilization (Hispanic American Economic Area/Caribbean Economic Area).

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Belizean Economy.

  1. GDP of Belize: 1,448 million dollars
  2. GDP per capita: 4,576 dollars
  3. Belizean GDP growth: 3.6%
  4. Services account for 45% of the Belizean GDP
  5. Belizean Inflation: 1.2%
  6. The main Belizean economic activities are tourism, foreign trade, power generation, and agriculture (10% of the GDP, 20% of the workforce)
  7. Manufacturing sector: 10% of the Belizean GDP
  8. Petrol fields (the largest Belizean export product)
  9. Fiscal imbalance troubles
  10. Currency: Belizean Dollar (BZ $)

International Trade and Business in Belize
International Trade and Business in Belize

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

Belizean Foreign Trade.

  1. The Belizean economy is open to the International Trade
  2. The main Belizean exports are petrol, food products (sugar cane, citrus, bananas), fishery products, and textiles
  3. Important export agricultural sector
  4. Main imports are machinery, fuel, and manufactured goods
  5. Belizean main trading partners: United Kingdom, the U.S., Mexico, CARICOM, and the Central American Countries
  6. Export Processing Zone
  7. Increased foreign direct investment
  8. The largest investors are the U.S. and the UK
  9. The principal Belizean port is the Port of Belize

Foreign trade of Belize

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