Posted: Saturday, October 6, 2018. 8:23 am CST.
By BBN Staff: According to the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA), Belizean businesses can hold a competitive space in the world market if greater care is taken in making businesses export ready.
Zamanie Moodie, Market Intelligence Adviser for the CEDA, emphasized that Belizean products are “very competitive,” however companies need to be more aware of opportunities that exist and how to access those opportunities.
“As it relates to the quality of the product, there is no doubt that Belize and the Caribbean have some of the highest quality products in the world,” Moodie said.
He emphasized that information and the best utilization of that information will be the key driver in what takes Belizean products to the next level.
“You use the information to decide which market you are going into, identify the strategic partners, decide what are the conditions under which I can export, and what are the opportunities available to my company, to my product, what are the different price points I can enter the market,” Moodie added.
This week the CEDA collaborated with the European Union’s Trade Delegation to CARICOM/CARIFORUM Countries along with the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) to hold a sensitization workshop on the EU’s Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with CARIFORUM countries.
The workshop, held at the Best Western Biltmore Plaza, gave participants vital information on how Belizean companies can benefit from the EPA and how to meet the requirements to take advantage of those benefits.
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