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U.S. Commercial Service Services for U.S. Companies

Every year, the U.S. Commercial Service helps thousands of companies export goods and services worth billions of dollars. The Political and Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy in Belize works closely and regularly with the Regional U.S. Commercial Service office in El Salvador to provide assistance to U.S. companies wishing to enter or expand business in the Belize market. Let us help you find the best opportunities for your business in Belize.

Proven Trade Expertise. The global network of U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) trade professionals is located throughout the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in nearly 80 countries. In countries such as Belize, where the USCS has no presence, the State Department Economic and Commercial Office of the U.S. Embassy draws on the specialized advice and experience of a nearby CS post to better assist U.S. business clients. Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand your business in Belize, we offer the trade counseling, and market intelligence you need to connect with lucrative business opportunities. In addition, we will help you to develop trade finance and insurance strategies that align with your particular business objectives and help you complete your export transaction.

Following is a list of our general assistance areas. Our trade professionals will work with you to identify and tailor the right mix of U.S. Commercial Service capabilities to achieve your exporting goals. Contact us for details.

Trade Counseling

Planning and Strategy

  • Get ideas and cost-effective solutions to help achieve your business goals.
  • Take advantage of intensive, long-term export consulting and trade advocacy.

Legal and Regulatory Issues

  • Understand and comply with Belizean product standards, certification requirements, electricity regulations, and packaging laws.
  • Learn how to avoid intellectual property rights issues and legal disputes.

Trade Problems

  • Get assistance with customs-related issues.
  • Obtain advocacy support if your company’s exports or Belizean bids are adversely affected by a trade barrier or by market access issues.
  • Learn how to limit the risk of non-payment, and receive counseling if problems arise.

Trade Finance and Insurance

  • Formulate an export finance strategy leveraging loan programs provided by the Export-Import Bank of America, the Small Business Administration, and other trade finance organizations to reduce risk and enable your company to offer competitive terms of sale in Belize.
  • Get guidance on pricing your products and services to ensure competitiveness in the Belizean market while maximizing your profits.

Market Intelligence

Country and Industry Reports

  • Get accurate and detailed information—at no cost—from country and industry market reports, written by our in-country trade professionals.
  • Receive updates on new regulations, business trends, and government-financed projects.

Customized Market Research

  • Customized Market Research answers questions about an overseas market including market trends and size, customary distribution and promotion practices, market entry requirements, regulations, product standards and registration, key competitors and potential agents, distributors, or strategic partners.

Initial Market Check

  • The Initial Market Check is an initial assessment of the market potential of a product or service in a targeted market. The service gauges the potential of a specific product or service in a market by gathering feedback from up to five industry participants and provides recommendations on whether to pursue the target market.

Trade Data and Analysis

Matchmaking Services

  • International Partner Search: The International Partner Search provides U.S. firms with a list of up to five agents, distributors and partners that have expressed an interest in your product or service.
  • International Partner Search Plus Virtual Introductions: The International Partner Search Plus Virtual Introductions provides U.S. firms with a list of up to five agents, distributors and partners that have expressed an interest in your product or service, and includes virtual introductions via teleconference to the identified contacts.
  • Gold Key Service: The Gold Key Service provides U.S. firms traveling to a foreign market with up to five pre-screened appointments to establish relationships with potential overseas agents, distributors, sales representatives, business partners and other local entities in-country.

Due Diligence on Foreign Parties

  • International Company Profile Full: The International Company Profile Full provides U.S. companies with in-depth background check information on a specific foreign company to help determine its suitability as a potential business partner. The service includes a site visit to the target foreign company and interviews with principals/references.
  • International Company Profile Partial: The International Company Profile Partial provides U.S. companies with basic background check information on a specific foreign company to help determine its suitability as a potential business partner.

In-Country Promotion of Products or Services

  • Single Company Promotion: The Single Company Promotion provides U.S. companies with promotional services to help increase the awareness of their product/service in a specific market. The promotional event may consist of a technical seminar, press conference, luncheon, dinner, or reception, with targeted direct mail or e-mail campaigns.

Contact us today to connect with a world of opportunity.


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