The San Pedro Town Council in collaboration with the Government of Belize and the Belize Mayor’s Association through the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development hereby notifies the general public and in particular the business sector, that it is embarking on an exercise aimed at amending the Trade Licensing Act, effective licensing period beginning January 1st, 2020.

In this regard, the San Pedro Town Council will be conducting an exercise to collect data on businesses to inform the methodology to determine Trade License Fees for businesses operating from established premises.

Between the period of June 10th-21st, 2019, data collectors will be working within the municipality to collect data on the total square footage of the productive space of businesses. Business owners are being asked to cooperate with the data collectors as they embark on this very important initiative. The establishment of the new trade licensing regime is grounded in the principles of transparency, objectivity, predictability, ease of administration and revenue neutrality.

Fore more details regarding the exercise, kindly contact the San Pedro Town Council or the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development.