Government of Jamaica


Hon. Karl Samuda, CD, MP


Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries


Honourable J.C. Hutchinson, CD, MP


Minister without Portfolio


Donovan Stanberry


Permanent Secretary

Latest News & Events

Published On: June 23rd, 2017
Effective Saturday, July 1, 2017, the new labelling, packaging and food safety requirements for brown and granulated sugar will become mandatory for pre-packaged sugar and will be implemented across the entire island of Jamaica. This means that all pre-packaged sugar available to the retail trade must now be appropriately labelled. This is intended to ensure that the consumer is provided with clear and correct...
Published On: June 23rd, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda has announced that there are no plans to ban meat products from Brazil at this time. His announcement follows news that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has suspended the importation of all fresh beef from Brazil following safety concerns. Minister Samuda, who was speaking at a press conference at the Ministry’s New...
Published On: June 23rd, 2017
President, MSME Alliance, Donovan Wignal (left); and chairman, National Development Foundation of Jamaica (NDFJ), Dalma James (right), shake hands after signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the NDFJ and the MSME Alliance, at the offices of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries in New Kingston, on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Looking on is director general in the Ministry of Industry,...
Published On: June 23rd, 2017
The National Development Foundation of Jamaica (NDFJ) and the MSME Alliance have signed a Partnership Agreement to provide training and other support services to members of the MSME sector for a period of three years. Under this Agreement the NDFJ and the MSME Alliance will also continue to explore and develop other programmes and partnerships in keeping with the intention of the partnership agreement. In his...
Published On: June 23rd, 2017
Deputy Superintendent of Police Kevin Francis (right), head of the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), discusses the various strategies being employed by the Unit to reduce praedial larceny with the Hon J.C. Hutchinson (2nd right), Minister without Portfolio, MICAF; at the launch of the Moneague, Grierfield, Gibraltar Anti-Praedial Larceny...
Published On: June 16th, 2017
Chilean Minister of Agriculture, Carlos Furche, has expressed the hope of exploring increased bilateral relations with Jamaica in the area of agriculture. The Minister shared his thoughts with Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), the Hon William J.C. Hutchinson during, a courtesy call at MICAF’s Hope Gardens Offices on Thursday, June 15, 2017. The Ministers...
Published On: June 23rd, 2017
Effective Saturday, July 1, 2017, the new labelling, packaging and food safety requirements for brown and granulated sugar will become mandatory for pre-packaged sugar and will be implemented across the entire island of Jamaica. This means that all pre-packaged sugar available to the retail trade must now be appropriately labelled. This is intended to ensure that the consumer is provided with clear and correct...
Published On: June 23rd, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda has announced that there are no plans to ban meat products from Brazil at this time. His announcement follows news that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has suspended the importation of all fresh beef from Brazil following safety concerns. Minister Samuda, who was speaking at a press conference at the Ministry’s New...
Published On: June 23rd, 2017
President, MSME Alliance, Donovan Wignal (left); and chairman, National Development Foundation of Jamaica (NDFJ), Dalma James (right), shake hands after signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the NDFJ and the MSME Alliance, at the offices of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries in New Kingston, on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Looking on is director general in the Ministry of Industry,...
Published On: June 23rd, 2017
The National Development Foundation of Jamaica (NDFJ) and the MSME Alliance have signed a Partnership Agreement to provide training and other support services to members of the MSME sector for a period of three years. Under this Agreement the NDFJ and the MSME Alliance will also continue to explore and develop other programmes and partnerships in keeping with the intention of the partnership agreement. In his...
Published On: June 23rd, 2017
Deputy Superintendent of Police Kevin Francis (right), head of the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), discusses the various strategies being employed by the Unit to reduce praedial larceny with the Hon J.C. Hutchinson (2nd right), Minister without Portfolio, MICAF; at the launch of the Moneague, Grierfield, Gibraltar Anti-Praedial Larceny...
Published On: June 16th, 2017
Chilean Minister of Agriculture, Carlos Furche, has expressed the hope of exploring increased bilateral relations with Jamaica in the area of agriculture. The Minister shared his thoughts with Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), the Hon William J.C. Hutchinson during, a courtesy call at MICAF’s Hope Gardens Offices on Thursday, June 15, 2017. The Ministers...

The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

As the "business" Ministry, we are the key driver and thought leader for facilitating investments in the economy and preparing local businesses and entreprenuers to take advantage of Jamaica's entry into the global supply chain.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiam into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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