Starting a business in Belize

Eco-Tourism is booming here!

The legal system here is based on British Common Law (just like Canada and the United States) so if you are familiar with that foundation, you will find an ease of navigation here.

Property rights are respected!

Corporations here are Limited Liability Companies. These can be created by anybody, even non-residents. Starting a business in Belize is just a matter of good sense planning, registering the company name and then acquiring a license (which can be done in-person in Belmopan or by phone or by fax for a small fee).

Once you are approved, you are allowed 100% ownership of the business. You can have your dream company ready to go in just a little over a month!

Types of Business desired in Belize:

  • Eco-tourism
  • Import/Export
  • Service businesses
  • Many more

For more information on the advantages to doing business in Belize, search for these incentives:

  • Fiscal Incentives Act (duty exemptions, tax holidays)
  • Mines and Minerals Act
  • Export Processing Zones (areas exempt from import and export duty)
  • Commercial Free Zones (exemptions relating to certain businesses such as manufacturing and distribution)
  • International Business & Public Investment (offshore companies)