This Unit focuses on improving and streamlining business facilitation, small business development and promotion of entrepreneurship and industrial export development and expansion. The portfolio also provides an enabling environment for the smooth transition from Jamaica free zones regime to modern special economic zones, consistent with the global trends as international trade patterns are undergoing significant realignment as a result of the geographical dispersed networks that make up an integrated global production system.
Key policy areas:
Agencies under the Industry Unit include:
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.
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