Mexican Trade Mission to Belize Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 November 2014 00:00

Since Prime Minister Barrow made an official visit to Mexico in October of 2010 there has been a number of trade missions between the two countries. The latest mission was organized by the Chetumal Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism and the Embassy of Mexico. On Wednesday, November 5, Mexican Government officials, entrepreneurs and representatives of business associations met with their Belizean counterparts in an effort to improve trade relations.

The objective of the mission is to identify potential buyers and suppliers of a variety of products and services as well as to find investment opportunities. To achieve this objective an open day was held at the Institute of Mexico on Wednesday. Products discussed include: honey, edible and non-edible groceries; animal feed; tools and hardware supplies; ceramic tiles; electrical, plumbing and construction supplies; auto parts; office supplies, stationery and furniture; administrative and athletic uniforms, sports equipment; bicycles and parts; screen printing and embroidery; accessories for cell phones, cellphones and tablets; security cameras, alarms and electric fences; medical equipment and other accessories.

Students, Belizean entrepreneurs and representatives of the business community visited the Institute to view the display, purchase items and meet with counterparts. Representatives of the Belizean business community had the opportunity to meet and network with the President and Board Members of the Chetumal Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism. Students had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Universidad Interamericana para el Desarrollo (UNID) from Chetumal who provided information about their many study programs available for Belizeans.

Previous missions have resulted in a significant increase in trade (cattle sweep), new transportation services (ADO) and much more.