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,