Business and nature meet in Belize to create a perfect investment climate. Everybody attends when the conference is set in Belize. Besides enjoying the unique jungle and seaside facilities, folks can swim, sunbathe, snorkel, dive, cruise, hike, climb, tube and explore this most fascinating little country.
Belize is strategically located for business to serve clients easily throughout the Americas. Business and nature meet here, creating an attractive and sustainable investment climate for investors.
The tiny tax haven of Belize offers a literate English-speaking workforce, democratic government. It has been democratic and fortunate to have a stable government.
In this private enterprise economy, the tourism industry leads as the number one foreign exchange earner, followed by marine products, citrus, cane sugar, and bananas.
In a world that pays a premium for niche products labeled “natural,” “organic,” “fair trade’” and “eco-friendly,” Belize makes an ideal target for investors.
Belize offers special programs to promote investment: International Business Company (IBC), Export Processing Zone (EPZ), Commercial Free Zone (CFZ), and insurance and mutual funds.
Non-residents may form international business companies, easily incorporated within one hour. Popular for the confidentiality they provide. IBC’s offer asset protection as well as no foreign exchange controls. Non-residents enjoy tax exemptions on capital gains, income, interest, shares and debt obligations.
For a fee, the IBC Experts Registered Agents Department will help investors with incorporation. Financial firms which help to incorporate and manage IBCs and do business consulting, retirement planning, money management, insurance, immigration application, corporate services and trust accounts.
Benefits of the export processing zone and commercial free zone programs include tax and duty exemptions, no import or export licenses, and foreign currency bank accounts in Belize and abroad. Goods and services can be sold, leased, and transferred within an EPZ. A certificate of compliance allows a party to establish an EPZ business on property owned or leased by the zone. A retail or wholesale business can be set up in the Corozal Free Zone with approval from the chief executive officer of the zone’s management agency. There are no restrictions on foreign exchange or penalties for using foreign exchange or penalties for using foreign currency in the Corozal Free Zone. Two zones operate currently: the first on 160 acres along the Mexican border in Corzal District northern Belize.
Three icensed offshore banks and five commercial banks operate under Belizean Jurisdiction with a range of services. Offshore banks include Atlantic, Heritage and
Caye International banks. The automatic teller machines at Atlantic Bank, Scotia Bank and Belize Bank dispense cash for holders of local MasterCard and Visa cards. The ATMs at Belize Bank accept foreign bank
cards as well, and the international division offers trusts, foreign currency accounts, services for offshore companies, and international Visa cards.