Services Sector Development & Export

Are you member of a service association and is it organized?

Are you member of a service association and is it organized. Answer the following questions to find out.

Are you a member of a registered Service association

  1. Are you a member of an association?
    In general, individual service providers are members of an association which represents their interests on a broader level. The association is usually a group of service providers who are identified by their profession or service they provide. For example: the Taxi Association which represents taxi operators or Association of Real Estate Brokers which represents real estate brokers.
  2. Is your association legally registered?
    For legal purposes, it is important for your association to be legally registered. This allows for the member through the association to build their reputation, protect the association’s name, conduct business transactions in a transparent manner and ensures that the interest and rights of the members are protected by the laws governing the country.
  3. Is your association Incorporated?
    To support the legal structure of your association it is important for it to be incorporated. This would allow for separation of liability between the association and the member, the filing of Articles of Association and By-Laws which discusses how to become a member, the selection of Board members, Annual General Meetings etc.
  4. Does your association have standards or requirements to become a member?
    This is important to ensure that members of your service association are trained and skilled in their service area. It also ensures that anyone cannot provide your service without meeting certain conditions.
  5. Does your association have a code of ethics?
    This ensures that the actions of the association and the members are carried out in good faith and in a fair and equitable manner.
  6. Does your association inform its members of the trade negotiations Belize is undertaking?
    This ensures that the association is at the forefront of economic development and can advance and protect the interest and rights of its members.

If you have answered no to any of these questions then visit us to see how we help you form or develop your association. Contact BCSP