Friday, December 31, 2010

EXPORTING ORCHIDS FROM BELIZE TO THE USA




EXPORTING ORCHIDS TO THE USA FROM BELIZE

The research work and growing of orchids in Belize successfully, has been done by the Taiwanese Mission. The ability of production is proven. The idea has bogged down over the method of shipping and marketing sales. No Belizeans has of yet wanted to use risk capital in going through the first establishment trials of shipping orchids to the USA. I personally have no idea if you use a plane, or ship, reefer cargo or what. There is bound to be losses involved in establishing the business. No Belizean wants to do the experimenting and then have their business taken away by competition from other Belizeans after they prove out the orchid export business. Nor should they.
The Government of Belize on the other hand need more exports to generate employment and stuff. They also need alternative growing export crops in the Northern area of Belize which is heavily reliant on a declining sugar industry. Who is going to finance the start up costs of growing and shipping orchards to USA big city markets is still bogged down, and so far, nobody is stepping up to the plate to get this new industry going. The scientific research growing part has been successfully completed.

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