Provides information on any manufacturing sectors or services where only citizens or a sub-set of the population in that country are allowed to own or sell.

Generally, Belize has no restrictions on foreign ownership, control, or participation in companies.  Nevertheless, Small and Medium sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to benefit from certain incentives offered by BELTRAIDE, as well as those wishing to establish themselves as tours operators, need to have 51% local ownership.  Additionaly, the importation of cerain goods is subject to import permit and import licenses.  Please see below, “Customs, Regulations and Standards”    

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