Belize - Using an Agent to Sell US Products and ServicesBelize - Using an Agent
Many U.S. exporters of consumer products will find that an agent/distributor arrangement is the most convenient, practical, and cost-effective mechanism for sales in Belize. Local distributors tend to have superior market knowledge and distribution networks. The use of an agent or distributor is not legally required.
Initially, a U.S. exporter generally contacts the potential distributor and gathers as much information as possible regarding years in operation and other product lines distributed. Due diligence is recommended regarding the potential distributor and on market potential for the U.S. product or service.
To find a suitable agent or distributor, an in-country visit may be required to meet directly and assess strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. Good resources for investors are the Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Belize (BelmopanCommercialInquiries@state.govregional U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) located through the country. For a complete list of USEACs visit https://www.export.gov/locations
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