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Taiwan Economic and Business Cooperation Mission visits Belize

Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2022. 3:48 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The Taiwan Embassy in Belize announced that the 2022 Taiwan Economic and Business Cooperation Mission visited Belize from July 13-17, 2022.

Thirteen representatives from companies in Taiwan in various sectors including seafood, beverage as well as plastic recycling and biotechnology visited and met with officials in Belize.

The purpose of the mission was to explore trade and investment opportunities and meet with government officials and companies in the private sector.

The mission was led by Augusto Liao, Executive Director of the Central American Trade Office (CATO).

The delegation, accompanied by Ambassador David Kuan-Chou Chien, visited the Belize City Council, in order to discuss potential areas of investment in Belize City.

The delegation also visited Belize Solid Waste Management Authority and BELTRAIDE, where they met with Narda Garcia, Chief Executive Officer in the Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and Investment, and Chair of BELTRAIDE’s Board of Directors.

Representatives from the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation and the Belize Fisheries Department also held discussions with the Taiwanese Seafood Importers, who are part of the delegation.

Meetings were also held with Dr. Kenrick Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, and Dr. Osmond Martinez, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Economic Development and Investment.

The Taiwanese delegation also met with Ambassador for Investment and Deputy Chair of BELTRAIDE, Jaime Briceno, and they attended a mini business expo whereby they interacted with local entrepreneurs.

Various companies from the private sector also met with the delegation including Travellers Rum, Bowen & Bowen Ltd., Marie Sharp Fine Foods, Belize Northern Fishermen, Fein Catch Ltd., Rainforest Seafoods Ltd., Royal Mayan Shrimp Farm, and New Flag Supermarket.

 Through this visit, it is hoped the Mission will attract more investors from Taiwan to boost the post-COVID economy in Belize.


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