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Trade in Belize

Belize was the world’s 145th largest exporter of goods and 108th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $423 and $571 million USD respectively. Belize’s top export category was agricultural products, followed by manufactures, and fuels and mining products. In 2020, Belize’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to the the United Kingdom, the United States and Ireland, with trade representing 80.36 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Belize is the world’s 147th largest importer of goods and 133rd largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $1,061 and $278 million USD respectively in 2021. Belize’s top import category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products and fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were the United States, China and Mexico. Belize is part of 3 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM),  and EU – CARIFORUM States.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name






WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

English common law



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Additional Information

Financial Information

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Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

  • Belize Trade and Investment Development Service

    Trade promotion organization (TPO)

    [email protected]

Government MSME Agency

  • Ministry of Industry

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Belize Agriculture and Health Authority (BAHA)
    Ms Delilah Cabb-Ayala
    Sanitary and Phytosanitary Enquiry Point
    Phone: +(1 501) 822 0197 0818
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    Hummingbird Hwy

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Belize Bureau of Standards
    Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce
    Power Lane
    Phone: +(501) 822 044677

    Ministry of Works Compound
    P.O Box 430
    City of Belmopan, Cayo District
    Belize, Central America

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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