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05 February 2024

PRESS RELEASE: Jamaica Secures CARICOM Approval for CET Suspension on Imports of Lithium-ion Batteries to Sustain Renewable Energy Growth

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 05 Feb 2024    admin   
Kingston, Jamaica – The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC) is pleased to announce that the CARICOM Secretariat has authorised the suspension of the Common External Tariff (CET) in respect of the importation of lithium-ion batteries into Jamaica. This decision follows the intervention made by Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce at the 57th Meeting of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on November 27, 2023, and subsequent bi-lateral consultations between Jamaica and Barbados, and marks a pivotal development in...


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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.

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