Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda.
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl
Samuda has announced that effective immediately no copper will be
exported from the island.
The move is intended to discourage the theft of copper cables.
The Trade Scrap Metal Regulation 2013 provides for the prohibition in the
export of any material made of copper except with written permission from
Minister Samuda has indicated that no such permission will be granted
The Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Jamaica Customs Agency have
been notified of the decision.
Minister Samuda has also issued an order increasing the fine payable for
persons who are found in breach of the regulations.
The maximum fine payable upon conviction for breaches of the regulations
has been increased to $3m, up from $2m.
The maximum prison term of 2 years remains unchanged.
Contact: Karlene Brown Tel: 968-8669
Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.
We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.
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