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May 2019
 

16 May 2019

Acting Principal Director in the Economic Planning and Policy Division of the Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry, Michelle Parkins (second right),listens attentively to the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Representative to Jamaica, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson (second left), at a workshop to promote tourism linkages with the Jamaican agri-food sector, at the Alhambra Inn in St. Andrew on May 16. Others (from left) are: IICA Agro-Tourism Specialist, Ena Harvey; Executive Director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Dr. Carey Wallace, and Director of the Tourism Linkages Network, Carolyn McDonald Riley. The workshop was aimed at examining the linkages between agriculture and tourism.

Agriculture Ministry places major focus on tourism sector for use of local produce

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 16 May 2019    communications   
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is targeting the tourism sector as a major market for the increased use of local produce. The sector forms part of the other four markets that are also being targeted by the Ministry and includes: local consumers, the Diaspora, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and a national school-feeding programme. Acting Principal Director in the Economic Planning and Policy Division of the Ministry, Michelle Parkins, noted that by utilizing local produce in the tourism sector as well as those other markets there will be a reduction in the...


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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw (3rd left), along with (from left) Trade Administrator, The Trade Board Limited (TBL), Douglas Webster; Chief Information Officer, TBL, Carl Morgan; Principal Investment Officer & Head, English-Speaking Caribbean, International Finance Corporation, Judith Green; Programme Manager, Trade Facilitation Secretariat, Sharifa Powell; Team Leader, Jamaica Trade Information Portal Implementation Project, Trevor O’Regan; at the launch of the Jamaica Trade Information Portal (JTIP) , at the Terra Nova Hotel on Thursday, May 16, 2019. The JTIP is being developed through support from the World Bank Group. The launch signals Jamaica’s improved readiness for trade, and will ensure that the requisite information is easily accessible by all, which will make it easier and more efficient to conduct the business of trade.

Shaw Launches New Trade Information Portal

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 16 May 2019    communications   
The business community will now have quick access to the country’s trade rules with the launch of the Jamaica Trade Information Portal (JTIP), the first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean, by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon Audley Shaw. The portal, which aims to improve trade facilitation and generate more trade and investment, is a one-stop shop for information on import-export regulations and procedures and will be hosted by the Trade Board Limited. Speaking at the launch held at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston today (May 16), Minister Shaw...


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The Ministry

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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