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: March 23rd, 2017
Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr. Vivian Brown, says that the industrial starch market worldwide is poised for growth within the next six years. “Output in the industrial starch industry, by volume, is projected to reach 113.9 MT by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 3.9% from 2016. Also, in terms of value, the same market is projected to reach US$106....
Published On: March 23rd, 2017
Diversification of the product base, focusing on trading with our regional markets, and expansion of production are among the strategies identified by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Donovan Stanberry for the growth of the sugar cane industry. Mr Stanberry was speaking at the Regional Policy Workshop for industry and policy makers on the Caribbean sugar industry...
Published On: March 23rd, 2017
The Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda has announced that the ban on the importation of corned beef originating in Brazil will remain in place until relevant tests have been completed. Minister Samuda added that no permission will be given for the sale or distribution of corned beef from Brazil until the government gets adequate assurance that the products are safe for...
Published On: March 22nd, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda said he is pleased at reports that no evidence of lead has been found in samples of powdered curry sold locally. The National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) collected 26 samples from 17 companies following a recall of the products by the United States of America on December 12. The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) advised...
Published On: March 22nd, 2017
Following the March 20 temporary ban on corned beef by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the National Food Safety Recall Committee held an urgent meeting on March 21, as stipulated by the National Food Safety Policy. The meeting engaged critical agencies in the implementation of the actions necessary to activate the temporary ban imposed by the Government. The National Food Recall...
Published On: March 20th, 2017
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has imposed an immediate import ban on corned beef originating from Brazil. The move follows reports from Brazilian authorities that several major Brazilian meat processors have been “selling rotten beef and poultry”. The companies are also alleged to have paid hefty bribes to auditors in exchange for fraudulent sanitary licenses. The Brazilian...
Published On: March 23rd, 2017
Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr. Vivian Brown, says that the industrial starch market worldwide is poised for growth within the next six years. “Output in the industrial starch industry, by volume, is projected to reach 113.9 MT by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 3.9% from 2016. Also, in terms of value, the same market is projected to reach US$106....
Published On: March 23rd, 2017
Diversification of the product base, focusing on trading with our regional markets, and expansion of production are among the strategies identified by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Donovan Stanberry for the growth of the sugar cane industry. Mr Stanberry was speaking at the Regional Policy Workshop for industry and policy makers on the Caribbean sugar industry...
Published On: March 23rd, 2017
The Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda has announced that the ban on the importation of corned beef originating in Brazil will remain in place until relevant tests have been completed. Minister Samuda added that no permission will be given for the sale or distribution of corned beef from Brazil until the government gets adequate assurance that the products are safe for...
Published On: March 22nd, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda said he is pleased at reports that no evidence of lead has been found in samples of powdered curry sold locally. The National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) collected 26 samples from 17 companies following a recall of the products by the United States of America on December 12. The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) advised...
Published On: March 22nd, 2017
Following the March 20 temporary ban on corned beef by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the National Food Safety Recall Committee held an urgent meeting on March 21, as stipulated by the National Food Safety Policy. The meeting engaged critical agencies in the implementation of the actions necessary to activate the temporary ban imposed by the Government. The National Food Recall...
Published On: March 20th, 2017
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has imposed an immediate import ban on corned beef originating from Brazil. The move follows reports from Brazilian authorities that several major Brazilian meat processors have been “selling rotten beef and poultry”. The companies are also alleged to have paid hefty bribes to auditors in exchange for fraudulent sanitary licenses. The Brazilian...

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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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