What is the Belize Advantage?
Belize is an amazing country, rich is culture and primed for foreign investment. A simple two-hour flight from Houston or Miami takes to you this extraordinary land of rich rainforests, tropical jungles and over two hundred miles of coastline, overlooking the Caribbean Ocean. This Central American country boasts many cayes, (cayes are sandy, low-elevation islands that form on top of coral reefs) most of these form the Belize Barrier Reef, the longest in the western hemisphere. This 200 mile long reef system and its islands have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
What makes Belize a GREAT investment environment?
Belize is location in Central America but has a Caribbean vibe. It’s an independent country that is both economically and politically stable. The government has established an attractive legal framework for investment, with investment incentives for foreigners. The work force is educated and hard-working. All these factors are attracting an increasing number of investors and expats to Belize. The country’s long-term outlook is encouraging. Since it's a land of opportunity, a non-Belizean can invest, buy land and even start a business here, due to a government that encourages foreign investment and business.
As the only country in Central America that is English speaking, Belize offers an easy environment for investors to conduct business without having to deal with a language barrier. Belize’s legal system and rule of law are firmly rooted in the English Common Law and supplemented by local legislation.
Belize is financially stable and the currency is presently tied to the US dollar at a fixed rate of 2:1. This means you can have confidence that your money is safe and that devaluation is unlikely. Moreover, asset protection means that assets held under certain structures (e.g. IBCs and trusts) in Belize are protected from lawsuits, judgments and divorce settlements. Banking is governed by the Central Bank of Belize, which hold very high banking standards. Reserve requirements in Belize are three times the reserve requirements in the United States.
Up until 5 years ago very few people had even heard about Belize. In 2013 the Belize Tourism Board spent millions on their “Discover how to be,” which was geared toward showing the world that Belize is “Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret” effective moving the country to a premiere vacation destination. This year, Belize saw an increase of 24.2 percent and 22.7 percent in January and February 2017, showing that the county is quickly gaining the momentum need to provide a perfect location to invest, vacation, relocate or start a business.
Let’s face it, thinking about investing in a foreign country can be unnerving because there are so many things that are unknown to you. The Belize Advance Group helps you short-cut the learning curve and will work with you to determine if Belize should be a part of your future. Contact us today to lean more.
There are many more incredible benefits for choosing Belize:
Private and Secure Banking Jurisdiction - With the passing of the Offshore Banking Act (1996) and the Money Laundering Prevention Act (1996), Belize has moved to the forefront of highly secure and private international banking services. Belize is one of the most stable and growing banking systems in the world, requiring banks to have 24% liquidity compared to the U.S. requirement of only 5% liquidity.
Advanced Trust Legislation - Described by many experts as the country with the most advanced trust legislation in the world, Belize has become the jurisdiction of choice for domiciling asset protection trusts. The asset protection trust in Belize offers individuals economic diversification, avoidance of forced dispositions, tax planning, investment opportunities outside the U.S., liability protection, and preservation of family wealth that is unmatched in the world.
Easy Corporate Formations - An International Business Company (IBC) in Belize offers exemption from many taxes, has no currency restrictions, and requires no citizenship or residency requirements for directors, officers or shareholders.
Numerous Real Estate Opportunities - Outstanding real estate property opportunities for living, vacationing or investing are widely available and purchasing property is straightforward. Foreigners can obtain financing in U.S. dollars from local offshore banks. Property taxes are very affordable with outstanding opportunities on Ambergris Caye Island, the most popular island in the world.
Incredible Vacationing - Vacationing opportunities abound with sub-tropical climate all year round and convenient access from the United States. You will love world-class boating, snorkeling, diving and fishing with access to the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world and home to the Great Blue Hole. Belize is also home to the ancient Maya world with access to sacred temples and pyramids and almost countless excursions that are guaranteed to deliver one of your life's most memorable experiences.
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Nowhere else can you find this unique balance of living, investing, vacationing, banking and asset protection in one place. However don't take our word for it, come and experience it for yourself.
Attend one of our exclusive Discover Belize Tours or Asset Protection Symposiums to speak to the experts yourself in an intimate setting located on Ambergris Caye Island, the most popular island in the world for the second year in a row according to TripAdvisor.
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