Belize

Contact points

Coordinator(s) of national trade facilitation committee

Name
Mr. Andy Sutherland
Position
Acting Director General for Foreign Trade
Address

Directorate General for Foreign Trade
Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce
3rd Floor, Garden City Building
3894 Mountain View Boulevard
Water Reservoir Area, Belmopan, Belize C.A. 
Belize

Email
andy.sutherland [at] mft.gov.bz

Geneva delegate(s)

Name
Mr. Raineldo Urbina
Position
First Secretary, Embassy of Belize in Brussels
Address

Boulevard Brand Whitlock 87/93
6th Floor, 1200 Brussels
Belgium

Email
raineldo.urbina [at] mfa.gov.bz

National Transit Coordinator

Name
Mr. Tirso Galvez
Position
Chief Transport Officer
Address

Department of Transport
Belize

Telephone
Mobile
Fax
Email
tegalvez001 [at] yahoo.com

Government official(s) responsible to coordinate with donors

Name
H.E. Mrs. Yvonne S. Hyde
Position
Chief Executive Officer, National Authorizing Officer
Address

Ground Floor
Right Wing 
Sir Edney Cain Building
Belmopan City
Belize

Email
econdev [at] btl.net
Secondary email
ceo [at] med.gov.bz

Additional Contact(s)

Name
Mrs. Estelle Leslie
Position
Deputy Comptroller of Customs and Excise Department
Address

#1 Caesar Ridge Road 
Port Loyola
Belize

Telephone
Mobile
Email
custnet [at] btl.net
TFA Implementation Assistance
Country Project Type
Belize A Strategy and Plan to guide regional implementation of the TFA for 18 Category C measures.
Longer-term grant/loan support, infrastructure, etc.) View
Belize Notification of category A commitments under the Agreement on Trade Facilitation
Short-term training activity or other event View
Belize Trade Facilitation Project Longer-term grant/loan support, infrastructure, etc.) View
Belize Needs Assessment
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Other View
Information Extracted from Article 22 Notifications
Notifying Country Date and Description of the assistance Committed/Disbursed Beneficiaries Implementing Agencies Procedures for disbursements
Taipei, Chinese -
National Broadband Plan (Belize)
To support Belizean government’s policy goal of bringing fiber connection to the home, a concessional loan was provided to the Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL), a state-owned telecommunications company and a major player in the Belizean market, to serve as a foundation for government and businesses to better adopt ICT techniques/tools, which will contribute to streamlining and increasing transparency and efficiency in customs clearance (e.g., e-data interchange, e-documents, customs automation, online tracking movement of goods, e-single windows) to facilitate trade.

The project is under implementation (Implementation period: June 28, 2018 to June 27, 2021).
As of the end of May 2019, people in major cities, towns and villages across the country have had access to faster and cheaper internet services provided by the fiber network constructed.
Committed amount is US$ 17.5 million. As of July 15, 2019, all of the committed amount has been disbursed.
Committed:
17500000 USD
Disbursed:
1750000 USD
Belize

Lender/funding provider: International Cooperation and Development Fund

The disbursements were made in accordance with the loan agreement signed between BTL and the International Cooperation and Development Fund.