Assistance received: Belizean businesses now have access to trade and e-commerce through the Marketplace Belize web portal, thanks to a grant from Caribbean Export’s Direct Grant Assistance Scheme.
Impact: The portal has been very successful, with several companies taking advantage of the opportunity to showcase their product range in the global marketplace. The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has also been able to develop a database of local micro, small and medium entrepreneurs.
What beneficiaries have to say: “Since we have launched this portal the Chamber has had 79% new visitors with a total of 530 visits to the new web portal. Visitors to the site came from 49 countries with a total of 1,344 page views. These statistics show that interested persons are finding the web portal a very useful tool to get information and make informed decisions.” – BCCI CEO, Celene Cleland-Gomez.
For more information: www.belize.org/marketplacebelize