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Belize Customs and Excise Department; Post Cearance Audit

Information for Importers and Other Stakeholders.
What is Post Clearance Audirt? The Belize CED believes that an effective and efficient PCA function is an essential component of a modern Customs Administration. The ultimate goal is a balanced compliance and enforcement strategy of allowing trade to move more quickly and easily across the border, supported by the ability of Customs to selectivelyand effectively intervene to ensure that all Customs requirements have been met as per the relevant laws regulations.
PCA helps to ensure that clients report their importations to Customs accurately and on time, and that the correct amount of revenue is paid. PCA auditors review past importations and where errors are found, revenue adjustments are made for collection. During the audit, further guidance and information is provided to assist importers in improving complaiance with all Customs Obligations and procedures.
What does a post Clearance Audit Involve? In most cases, a PCA will be conduct…

Chamoyada now open in Corozal

Chamoyada is a sweet and spicy type of shaved ice, or raspado or Mango sorbet, prepared with chamoy. It is a part of Mexican cuisine, and is also common in regions of the United States with significant Mexican-American populations. The drink is usually sweetened with mangoes or apricots. It is essentially a combination of chamoy sauce, shaved ice, chili powder, and fruit chunks. In certain variations, a whole fruit popsicle, or paleta, is added to the drink and mixed with the shaved ice. The drinking straws served with chamoyadas also often have tamarind candy on the outside.
Chamoyadas do not contain any dairy products. The different flavors of chamoyadas can include fruits like mango, lemon, guava, tamarind, pineapple, and strawberry. Also, the original Chamoyada was made with a little bit of beer and the rest the ingredients of the Chamoyadas with fruits and sweets. 

The first time I tasted Chamoyada was in Chetumal. A guy with his three-wheeler had a cooler filled with shaved ice. …

2018 Earth Hour is set for March

Earth Hour 2017 saw a record-breaking 187 countries and territories along with millions of participants, ranging from people to companies to organizations, taking a stand to help fight climate change. Even the International Space Station took part! This year, we intend to keep up that momentum and make Earth Hour even bigger than before. Earth Hour 2018 is taking place on 24 March, 8.30pm local time!If you want to find out more about Earth Hour here is A link that give's you more information: visit us at our Website at

What is Earth Hour?
An hour-long event Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30pm on 24 March 2018. Run by you
Earth Hour belongs to you. Each year, millions of you come together to make Earth Hour happen. Coordinated by WWF and other volunteer organizations, toget…

San Pedro Part 11: Visiting San Pedro Ambergris Caye Warmer weather

San Pedro is "La Isla Bonita" that Madonna made famous. Now it's a tourist mecca, but still boasts great beaches and plenty of dive shops so you can enjoy the sun, sand, and sea. Plan a side trip to Caye Caulker while you're here; it is less developed and more laid back and has its own splendid swimming areas. At 25 miles (40 km) long and 4.5 miles (7 km) wide at its widest point, Ambergris is the queen of the Cayes.

Here the Northern Barrier Reef is just a few hundred yards from shore, making access to dive sites extremely easy—the journey by boat takes as little as 10 minutes. On early maps it was often referred to as Costa de Ambar or the Amber Coast, a name supposedly derived from the blackish substance secreted by sperm whales—ambergris—that washes up on the beaches. The remote northern extremity abuts Mexican territory, and the Hispanic influence is evident in language, customs, food, and fiestas.

Though the entire island is often called San Pedro, technicall…

A day in Ambergris Caye, Belize

Looking for a well-priced Caribbean beach living in a cozy and welcoming community?
San Pedro Ambergris Caye is named after the Amber grease that was all over the place in the 1600's and 1700's. Ambergris Caye, is one of Belize's largest island, is known for its water sports, scuba diving and Caribbean beaches. Off the eastern shore, the Belize Barrier Reef features famed snorkeling and dive sites such as the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, with an abundance of sea life, and the 124m-deep Great Blue Hole.

The town of San Pedro is the island's gateway and center for sailing and reef exploration. The fishing village of San Pedro, Belize town on Ambergris Caye is where you'll find it. "This is a small town of expats from all over the world working together to create the life they all came in search of,". "They're opening businesses, indulging artistic interests, planning community events and inviting each other over for beach barbecues."

 On this t…