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#399454 - 02/04/11 03:51 AM Setting up Small Manufacturing Facility
Wizardofaahs Offline
I want to set up a small manufacturing facility on AC, to be able to employ about 12 locals. It will involve sewing, assembly, packaging and shipping.

What kinds of expenses should I expect?

What are wages? Do employers pay certain taxes? Benefits?

What about export tariffs? Shipping from Belize (AC)to US?

I know I'll need certain permits.

I'd prefer to build my own facility, but there might be something already built just sitting empty. At this point I think 3000 sf is huge, but gives us room to grow and diversify.

I'm putting a business plan together and need some realistic figures.

I refuse to deal with China for my "offshore" sourcing, Belize is close to my heart and if I can bring something positive and beneficial to the people of AC, then I'm ecstatic.

Of course, the ultimate goal is to live there full time and be a productive citizen/resident (much like Elbert...from what I've learned on this board.)

Any help and advise is greatly appreciated.
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#399495 - 02/04/11 03:49 PM Re: Setting up Small Manufacturing Facility [Re: Wizardofaahs]
SnoopysMom Offline
Sounds like a great addition to AC! I don't have answers to your specific questions, but certainly wish you all the best smile

If I hear of something in the size range available, will let you know. For importing necessary items, you will need a good customs clearing agent as there are really no breaks available in Belize for new businesses at this time (a little short sighted if you ask me!).

For exporting from Belize, don't believe there are export tariffs, but I am thinking you need to determine the import procedures in the States...

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#399501 - 02/04/11 04:46 PM Re: Setting up Small Manufacturing Facility [Re: Wizardofaahs]
beachdude Offline
Wizard,
Check your PM's


Edited by beachdude (02/04/11 04:50 PM)

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#399943 - 02/10/11 04:49 AM Re: Setting up Small Manufacturing Facility [Re: Wizardofaahs]
beachdude Offline
Hi Joyce,
This has happened to me before, sent you 3, try again! CC to all 3, Thanx!

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