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Requirements and Preliminary Procedures for the establishment and development of an International Maritime Port.


The following are considered the minimum criteria for establishing and developing a maritime port of entry:

The Legal Provisions:

Belize Port Authority Act CAP 233 (Primarily Section 23; Parts VI to VIII); CAP 233 Subsidiary; CAP 233 Regulations (particularly Port Facility Security Regulations and Guidelines)

Harbours and Merchant Shipping Act CAP 234: Principal, Subsidiary and Regulations;

IMO Conventions: SOLAS (ISPS Code), MARPOL, IMDG,