Government of Jamaica


Hon. Audley Shaw, CD, MP


Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce


Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, MP


State Minister, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce

Latest News & Events

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Faith Graham, speaking at a JIS Think Tank.

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Faith Graham, speaking at a JIS Think Tank.

Published On: September 17th, 2021
There has been an increased demand for local cannabis in the global market space, as buyers from various countries seek to acquire the product for medicinal and research purposes. The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is reporting that since the start of the year, 19 export authorisations have been issued to allow companies to ship cannabis overseas and another 21 requests are being processed. “So, several...
Published On: September 17th, 2021
The TBL is Jamaica's designated certifying authority for products or produce which comply with the Rules of Origin of a given preferential trade scheme. The process of certifying goods for export requires an analysis of the products/produce, application for a CO and approval. A release on Monday states that the TBL will no longer accept manual applications for CO and exporters who need this service will be required...
Published On: September 17th, 2021
Over the years, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has been assisting various companies from different sectors to gain access to overseas markets for their products. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency has had to pivot and change the way it assists these businesses. Manager, Sales and Promotions Division, with a focus on agribusiness at JAMPRO, Marlene Porter, said that the agency’s...

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, highlights a point while making his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate, on Friday (July 16).

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, highlights a point while making his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate, on Friday (July 16).

Published On: September 3rd, 2021
The number of jobs in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector increased by 15 per cent over the past year, with 44,000 people employed in the sector as of June 30, 2021. This compares to the corresponding period in 2020, which saw 38,400 persons being employed. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, who made the disclosure, said this...

Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Chief Executive Officer, Valerie Veira.

Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Chief Executive Officer, Valerie Veira.

Published On: September 3rd, 2021
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is on track to being certified this year to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Standard by the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ). JBDC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Valerie Veira, told JIS News that the certification process commenced in 2020, adding that the auditing aspect is slated to be undertaken in September. “We had delays....

Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Chief Executive Officer, Valerie Veira

Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Chief Executive Officer, Valerie Veira

Published On: September 3rd, 2021
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation’s (JBDC’S) Things Jamaican e-commerce website is being revamped. Reconstruction of the site commenced earlier this year and is slated to conclude by December. Things Jamaican Limited is the JBDC’s retail arm, which provides market access and retailing opportunities focused on promoting and building ‘Brand Jamaica’. JBDC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Valerie...

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Faith Graham, speaking at a JIS Think Tank.

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Faith Graham, speaking at a JIS Think Tank.

Published On: September 17th, 2021
There has been an increased demand for local cannabis in the global market space, as buyers from various countries seek to acquire the product for medicinal and research purposes. The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is reporting that since the start of the year, 19 export authorisations have been issued to allow companies to ship cannabis overseas and another 21 requests are being processed. “So, several...
Published On: September 17th, 2021
The TBL is Jamaica's designated certifying authority for products or produce which comply with the Rules of Origin of a given preferential trade scheme. The process of certifying goods for export requires an analysis of the products/produce, application for a CO and approval. A release on Monday states that the TBL will no longer accept manual applications for CO and exporters who need this service will be required...
Published On: September 17th, 2021
Over the years, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has been assisting various companies from different sectors to gain access to overseas markets for their products. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency has had to pivot and change the way it assists these businesses. Manager, Sales and Promotions Division, with a focus on agribusiness at JAMPRO, Marlene Porter, said that the agency’s...

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, highlights a point while making his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate, on Friday (July 16).

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, highlights a point while making his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate, on Friday (July 16).

Published On: September 3rd, 2021
The number of jobs in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector increased by 15 per cent over the past year, with 44,000 people employed in the sector as of June 30, 2021. This compares to the corresponding period in 2020, which saw 38,400 persons being employed. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, who made the disclosure, said this...

Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Chief Executive Officer, Valerie Veira.

Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Chief Executive Officer, Valerie Veira.

Published On: September 3rd, 2021
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is on track to being certified this year to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Standard by the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ). JBDC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Valerie Veira, told JIS News that the certification process commenced in 2020, adding that the auditing aspect is slated to be undertaken in September. “We had delays....

Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Chief Executive Officer, Valerie Veira

Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Chief Executive Officer, Valerie Veira

Published On: September 3rd, 2021
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation’s (JBDC’S) Things Jamaican e-commerce website is being revamped. Reconstruction of the site commenced earlier this year and is slated to conclude by December. Things Jamaican Limited is the JBDC’s retail arm, which provides market access and retailing opportunities focused on promoting and building ‘Brand Jamaica’. JBDC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Valerie...

The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is described as Jamaica's "Business Ministry." It's mandate is to lead the development of policies that will create growth and jobs, while achieving social inclusion and consumer protection. The Ministry, working 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.

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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