The Investment Policy and Compliance Unit is a government entity within the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce that oversees policy development to support Private Sector Investment in key identified areas of the economy. This includes the oversight of various economic incentive schemes administered by the Ministry and its subsidiary units. Additionally, the Unit currently has full responsibility for the development of policy, for the licensing and regulation of Gaming and Lottery operators, and for the implementation of audits and controls within the Gaming and Lottery sectors.
The IPCU has direct policy oversight for the following functions: The Export Processing Zone Committee, The National Free Zone Authority, the Gaming Control Board, and the Lotteries Committee. In this respect, the Unit’s role is to facilitate and have oversight over the development of plans and policy and the delivery of those functions. The Unit is also responsible for the coordination; reporting and financial control of these agencies, and in particular, to ensure that revenue collection and reporting is efficient and accurate.
The Unit serves as the primary liaison between the other Ministry Units and the Cabinet in respect to the preparation and submission of Cabinet Papers related to Investment initiatives, and is a key facilitator with external agencies/partners for technical assistance and other projects related to the overall development of private sector trade and investment in Belize. The Unit is also tasked with the responsibility of coordinating all legislative reviews and amendments on investment related issues for the Ministry, including ensuring that the legislative process is fully complied with as determined by Cabinet and the Attorney General’s Ministry.
DPAThe overall Vision of the IPCU is to contribute in the sustainable economic growth of Belize, with a Mission to:
General Information, Application Forms, Acts, Legislation, etc.
Designated Processing area (dpa) Act
Corozal district master plan
Garden City Building,
3894 Mountain View Boulevard,
Water Reservoir Area,
Belmopan, Belize CA
Tel: (501) 822-3263/2832/2833
Fax: (501) 822-2837