This Unit has responsibility for the overarching policy framework that governs how business and trade activities are conducted within Jamaica. While this suggests an all-embracing approach by the Ministry to commercial development, there are in fact, key policy nodes within the Ministry's mandate which give a sharper definition to the work of the Division.
The Unit maintains close collaboration with the private sector in areas related to import policy, commerce and the distributive trade. It is headed by a Director of Commerce and consists of two sub units: the Commodities Unit and the Monitoring and Regulations Unit.
Key policy areas for Commerce include:
Our Portfolio Liaisons
The Commerce Division liaises with agencies and departments under the commerce portfolio and addresses matters relevant to standards development, import monitoring, fair trade and consumer protection. The Division works closely with:
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.