Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.

Certain goods are restricted for import into Belize based on a licensing and permit regime. The tariff applied to products originating from CARICOM member states may be different from the tariff applied to products originating from other countries. Likewise, there may also be quantity restrictions on certain products.

The list of restricted items includes peanut butter, jam, jellies, pasta, wheat flour, rice, peppers and pepper sauces, beer, alcohol, spirits, carbonated beverages, cigarettes, products made of wood, pharmaceutical medicines, pesticides, and fuel.  Beans and rice, like many other locally produced agricultural products, may not be imported if there is a surplus of these products on the domestic market.

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