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Mexican Trade Mission visits Belmopan Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

The Trade and Investment Mexican Agency (ProMexico) and the Embassy of Mexico played the role as host to their Belizean business counterparts at the Mexican Embassy in Belmopan on Wednesday of this week. Leaders of Mexican Companies had an opportunity today to also meet with Government Officials at the Mexican Embassy in an effort to strengthen the commercial ties between the two countries.

Joint ventures between businesses from both Belize and Mexico were also being encouraged today.

“The purpose is to make a link between Belizean Companies and Mexican Companies in order to increase our bilateral trade, so that means that we are not only interested in selling products, but also in making strategic alliances and joint ventures,” says Jose Manuel Rodriguez, the Director of ProMexico in Merida, Yucatan and who is responsible to the State of Yucatan, in encouraging Mexican Companies to export to different countries and also attract foreign investment.

One of those Mexican companies being represented in Belmopan today and with a huge potential for Belize is Blue Ocean Technologies, which produces computer software to enhance transparency in Government at both the Municipal and National Level. Blue Ocean renders information as e-government on a Microsoft based platform that is 100% web based and is achieved with just a few clicks. Mauricio Menendez, Director of business at Blue Ocean told us that his company employs some 60 programmers that build software to make Governments more efficient. 

Also at the trade mission was a representative from La Anita, a company that specializes in the selling of habanero pepper products as well as cleaning agents. Adrian Cardenas from Merida says that La Anita has existed for 100 years and now has operations in the United States, Honduras, Canada and Spain.

Another company from Yucatan that was in Belmopan today uses the Bethell vacuum-pressure-vaccuum system to infuse flame retardants into wood, grass, plywood, corrugated paper and cardboard. A Company representative said today that using products containing flame retardants helps save lives and a Belizean representative to sell flame retardant products was now being actively sought. 

An official from the Mexican Embassy told the Guardian that efforts are ongoing to improve Belize-Mexico relations and the Mexican Trade Mission visit to Belmopan was just one more effort towards that goal.