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The Ministry

Overview of the Ministry:
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Agriculture (MICAF) is described as Jamaica’s “Business Ministry”. It’s mandate is to lead in the development of policies that will create growth and jobs, while achieving social inclusion and consumer protection. The Ministry, working with its stakeholders, is primarily responsible for business policy development, monitoring and evaluation, while giving direction and oversight to a cluster of implementing departments and agencies. 

Vision Statement

The vision of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries is innovative and internationally competitive enterprises by 2021.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is:

  • To increase local and foreign investments
  • To be the driver of innovation and job creation
  • To promote and protect Jamaican brands, consumers and businesses
  • To create an enabling environment to increases earnings from export


  • Provide the framework for an investment-friendly environment
  • Attract and promote new investments, both local and foreign
  • Facilitate Government’s divestment and privatization programmes
  • Spearhead the modernization of industry
  • Facilitate the export of goods and services
  • Promote the development of small and micro enterprises
  • Promote the technological advancement of the country

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.


4 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422