Services Sector Development & Export

Are you a Service Exporter?

Want to know if you are a service exporter. Answer the following questions to find out.

Are you a service exporter

  1. Are you an exporter of your service?
    Because a service can be produced and exported in a number of ways there are instances when a service provider is not aware that he is an exporter. Generally, a service exporter is defined as someone who provides a service and is paid by a ‘non-resident’ regardless of where the service is provided.If no, then end this survey since it does not apply to your particular skillsIf yes continue with survey
  2. Have you sold your service to a customer in another country over the internet?
    Because a service can be produced and exported in a number of ways there are instances, as a service exporter you can conduct business with a foreign customer in his country over the internet. For example when an engineer emails construction plans to a homeowner in England.
  3. Has a ‘non-resident’ visited Belize and purchased your service?
    This is the most familiar type of export for service providers. In principle, it occurs when a local resident receives payment in foreign currency. For example: it occurs when a tourist comes to Belize and stays at a hotel or when foreign students come to study in local Universities and purchase educational services.
  4. Have you established a local branch in another country to sell your service?
    This is another familiar type of service export when a local company establishes a branch or joins with a local firm in another country to sell its service.
  5. Have you physically visited a country to sell your service?
    A service exporter can also temporarily move to another country to sell his service. For example when a consultant travels to another country to provide consulting services or when a musician travels to another country to perform.
  6. Are you paid for your service export?
    A service exporter is paid at the point of sale of his service.
  7. Have you sold your service as described in questions 2 through 5 on a regular basis?
    A service exporter becomes an expert in his field and continues to see improvements in number of clients.

If you have answered yes to these questions then as a service export provider you are ready to move into the next step to develop your service. Go to: Is your service sector organized.