Government of Jamaica


Anthony Hylton


Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce

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Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams


The Honourable Minister of State

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Vivian Brown


Permanent Secretary

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Latest News & Events

Published On: January 28th, 2016
The Cabinet Sub-Committee on Ganja, this week, gave instructions for drafting of interim regulations for the Cannabis industry to begin. The instructions came after an exhaustive process including consultation with key stakeholders by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA). The Interim Regulations will govern the licensing regime for the cultivation, harvesting, processing/manufacturing, transporting and retailing...
Published On: January 25th, 2016
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has welcomed Jamaica’s ranking as the Best Country in the Caribbean to do Business for the second year in a row. The Forbes Best Countries for Business Report showed Jamaica’s improvement from 64th in the 2014 report to 59th in the 2015 report, making it the top country in the Caribbean to do business. The latest rankings follow strong results in...
(L-R) Hon. Anthony Hylton, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce listens intently to Mrs. Andrene Collings, Director of the MSME Office during today’s Strategic Planning Retreat
Published On: January 15th, 2016
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton today announced the establishment of an MSME Office to act as a single focal point for the management of issues related to micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSME). The MSME Office which begun operations on January 1, 2016, will play a critical role in the implementation of the MSME and Entrepreneurship Policy. It will also facilitate...
Published On: January 13th, 2016
The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce welcomes the passing of the Special Economic Zone Act in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The legislation represents a milestone achievement as part of the Global Logistics Hub Initiative and the facilitation of investments into Jamaica. Special Economic Zones represent a wide variety of geographically-demarcated areas that offer simple and...
Published On: December 18th, 2015
Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says the Government will continue to promote and facilitate investments in the very lucrative medical tourism sector. Medical tourism refers to persons travelling to another country for medical care, based on affordability. Speaking at a lecture on medical tourism at the Caribbean School of Medical Sciences, in Kingston, on December 16 (...
Director of the Regulatory Division at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Orine Henry, addresses a press conference held at the agency’s Winchester Road offices today (December 16). A left is Head of the Standards Compliance Inspectorate, Regulatory Division, BSJ, Wendell Richards.
Published On: December 17th, 2015
The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is intensifying its activities to increase the compliance rate among block makers. Already, a number of manufacturers have brought their operations up to standard, since the agency raised concern about the high percentage of faulty hollow concrete blocks on the market. Director of the Regulatory Division at the BSJ, Orine Henry, said the four regional offices are carrying out...
Published On: January 28th, 2016
The Cabinet Sub-Committee on Ganja, this week, gave instructions for drafting of interim regulations for the Cannabis industry to begin. The instructions came after an exhaustive process including consultation with key stakeholders by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA). The Interim Regulations will govern the licensing regime for the cultivation, harvesting, processing/manufacturing, transporting and retailing...
Published On: January 25th, 2016
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has welcomed Jamaica’s ranking as the Best Country in the Caribbean to do Business for the second year in a row. The Forbes Best Countries for Business Report showed Jamaica’s improvement from 64th in the 2014 report to 59th in the 2015 report, making it the top country in the Caribbean to do business. The latest rankings follow strong results in...
(L-R) Hon. Anthony Hylton, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce listens intently to Mrs. Andrene Collings, Director of the MSME Office during today’s Strategic Planning Retreat
Published On: January 15th, 2016
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton today announced the establishment of an MSME Office to act as a single focal point for the management of issues related to micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSME). The MSME Office which begun operations on January 1, 2016, will play a critical role in the implementation of the MSME and Entrepreneurship Policy. It will also facilitate...
Published On: January 13th, 2016
The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce welcomes the passing of the Special Economic Zone Act in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The legislation represents a milestone achievement as part of the Global Logistics Hub Initiative and the facilitation of investments into Jamaica. Special Economic Zones represent a wide variety of geographically-demarcated areas that offer simple and...
Published On: December 18th, 2015
Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says the Government will continue to promote and facilitate investments in the very lucrative medical tourism sector. Medical tourism refers to persons travelling to another country for medical care, based on affordability. Speaking at a lecture on medical tourism at the Caribbean School of Medical Sciences, in Kingston, on December 16 (...
Director of the Regulatory Division at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Orine Henry, addresses a press conference held at the agency’s Winchester Road offices today (December 16). A left is Head of the Standards Compliance Inspectorate, Regulatory Division, BSJ, Wendell Richards.
Published On: December 17th, 2015
The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is intensifying its activities to increase the compliance rate among block makers. Already, a number of manufacturers have brought their operations up to standard, since the agency raised concern about the high percentage of faulty hollow concrete blocks on the market. Director of the Regulatory Division at the BSJ, Orine Henry, said the four regional offices are carrying out...

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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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