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: December 6th, 2016
Jamaica’s youth farmers, agri-preneurs and agricultural students, between the ages of 18-35 years are encouraged to share their perceptions and experiences, and make recommendations for a better agricultural sector by participating in the Youth in Agriculture Policy workshops being organised by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries in partnership with Promotion of Regional Opportunities for...
Published On: December 5th, 2016
Some 164 agriculture students have received scholarships valued at $9.4 million through the Rio Tinto Alcan Legacy Fund. The scholarships were presented during a function held on December 2 at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Headquarters in Kingston. Under the agreement between Rio Tinto and the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, the fund will be available to students pursuing agricultural studies at vocational, secondary and tertiary...
Published On: December 5th, 2016
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is encouraging shoppers to be vigilant when buying during the yuletide season. Acting Director of Communications at the CAC, Dorothy Campbell, said due to increased shopping activities at Christmas, many consumers are usually short changed during their purchases. “We are entering a busy season and persons are buying in larger quantities and quicker without applying the correct...
Published On: December 5th, 2016
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, has welcomed the launch of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Corporate Governance Code. He said the updated code is being launched in an environment of growing business confidence and where there is firm commitment by both the Government and private sector to laying the groundwork for sustained economic progress. “...
Published On: December 2nd, 2016
Four private- and public-sector bodies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), agreeing to work together to grow national exports to US$2.5 billion by 2020. Jamaica currently exports approximately US$1.6 billion in goods and services. The bodies that will be collaborating are the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA), Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA)...
Published On: November 29th, 2016
The Government is exploring a range of non-traditional products to market overseas, as part of a deliberate strategy to expand exports. Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Dermon Spence, said there is high demand for sweet potato, melon, mango, pineapple, yam, dasheen, pepper, pumpkin, herbs, spices and nutraceuticals. He credits the demand to a strong brand...
Published On: December 6th, 2016
Jamaica’s youth farmers, agri-preneurs and agricultural students, between the ages of 18-35 years are encouraged to share their perceptions and experiences, and make recommendations for a better agricultural sector by participating in the Youth in Agriculture Policy workshops being organised by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries in partnership with Promotion of Regional Opportunities for...
Published On: December 5th, 2016
Some 164 agriculture students have received scholarships valued at $9.4 million through the Rio Tinto Alcan Legacy Fund. The scholarships were presented during a function held on December 2 at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Headquarters in Kingston. Under the agreement between Rio Tinto and the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, the fund will be available to students pursuing agricultural studies at vocational, secondary and tertiary...
Published On: December 5th, 2016
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is encouraging shoppers to be vigilant when buying during the yuletide season. Acting Director of Communications at the CAC, Dorothy Campbell, said due to increased shopping activities at Christmas, many consumers are usually short changed during their purchases. “We are entering a busy season and persons are buying in larger quantities and quicker without applying the correct...
Published On: December 5th, 2016
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, has welcomed the launch of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Corporate Governance Code. He said the updated code is being launched in an environment of growing business confidence and where there is firm commitment by both the Government and private sector to laying the groundwork for sustained economic progress. “...
Published On: December 2nd, 2016
Four private- and public-sector bodies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), agreeing to work together to grow national exports to US$2.5 billion by 2020. Jamaica currently exports approximately US$1.6 billion in goods and services. The bodies that will be collaborating are the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA), Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA)...
Published On: November 29th, 2016
The Government is exploring a range of non-traditional products to market overseas, as part of a deliberate strategy to expand exports. Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Dermon Spence, said there is high demand for sweet potato, melon, mango, pineapple, yam, dasheen, pepper, pumpkin, herbs, spices and nutraceuticals. He credits the demand to a strong brand...

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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