1.2 Belize Regulatory Departments & Quality Control

The Belize Bureau of Standards is the premier service institution for standards and quality. Their mission is to facilitate, promote and encourage the use of quality services in metrology, standardization and conformity assessment thereby contributing to competitiveness of goods and services, facilitation of trade and the protection of consumers. The Belize Bureau of Standards shall provide internationally recognized services for domestic production and export markets. As an agent for trade facilitation, will therefore provide the highest professional services to satisfy the expectations, needs and demands of the people in Belize. 

The Income Tax Department headquarters is located at the Charles Bartlett Hyde Building Belize City. Commissioner of Income Tax, Mrs Ann Castillo heads the Income Tax Department with a staff compliment of 144 countrywide. The operating activities of the Department was decentralized in 1983 with the establishment of five branch offices in Belmopan, Corozal, Dangriga, San Pedro and Orange Walk Town. All offices perform similar functions to those at the headquarters, which is divided into seven specialized sections namely Assessment, Collection and Enforcement Administration, Large Audit and Petroleum, Accounts, Information Communication Technology and Objections, Appeals and Training.

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) is a statutory entity designed to modernize the Agricultural Health Services in Belize. It was established under the Laws of Belize “Belize Agricultural Health Authority Act, Chapter 211 of the Substantive Laws of Belize”. A Board of Directors governs BAHA, which is the policy-making organ of the authority, with representatives from both government and private sector. Their vision is to be trusted and respected Agricultural Health Authority that inspires confidence in the safety, wholesomeness and health of Belize’s agriculture, fisheries and food products. In addition, their mission is to serve Belize by ensuring safe and wholesome food, strengthening national food security, facilitating trade and commerce by providing efficient, competent and professional services to protect human, animals, plant health, animal welfare, and the environment.


For more information on regulatory departments and quality control laboratories’ contact details, please see the following links: 

4.1 Belize Government Contact List

 4.3 Belize Laboratory and Quality Testing Companies Contact List


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