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February 2020
 

28 February 2020

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Floyd (right) engages with (from left), Chief Information Officer, Jamaica Customs Agency and Project Manager, Jamaica Single Window for Trade, Andre Williams; Director, Planning and Research, Jamaica Customs Agency, Earl Stewart Jr. and Chairman of the Trade Facilitation Task Force, Patricia Francis, during a Private Sector Engagement Forum held at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
The forum, which targeted the private sector, was conducted by the Technical Committee on Business Process Reform, a subcommittee of the Trade Facilitation Task Force.

Minister Green Urges Acceleration In Implementation Of Trade Facilitation Processes

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 28 Feb 2020    communications   
Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, is urging stakeholders in the country’s trade facilitation programme to speed up its implementation. The Minister was addressing participants at an engagement forum held at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Thursday, February 27, 2020. The forum, which primarily targeted the private sector, was conducted by the Technical Committee on Business Process Reform, a subcommittee of the Trade Facilitation Task Force. Acknowledging the work of the Trade Facilitation Task Force, Minister...


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Private Sector Engagement Forum

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 28 Feb 2020    communications   
State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Floyd Green (left) speaking at the Private Sector Engagement Forum held at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service on Thursday, February 27, 2020. At right is Chairman of the Trade Facilitation Task Force, Patricia Francis. The forum, which targeted the private sector, was conducted by the Technical Committee on Business Process Reform, a subcommittee of the Trade Facilitation Task Force.


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Chairman, Trade Board Limited, Danville Walker (left), in discussion with (from left) Deputy Commissioner of Customs, Jamaica Customs Agency, Marlon Lowe; President, Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA), Lynvalle Hamilton; and Head of Corporate Communications Unit, Jamaica Constabulary Force, SSP Stephanie Lindsay, during a question and answer session, at the JUCDA’s Annual General Meeting at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, Waterloo Road, Kingston, on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Minister Green Lauds the Success of the Pre-Shipment Inspection Process

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 28 Feb 2020    communications   
State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green has lauded the Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) process for used vehicles entering the country which was implemented in February 2018. According to the Minister, vehicle inspections have doubled since the implementation of the PSI programme. “During the period January to July 2018, approximately 15,000 inspections were conducted while some 25,000 inspections were done in the corresponding period for 2019. To date, some 83,000 inspections have been undertaken since the inception of PSI,” Minister...


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RESPONSE TO MEDIA REPORTS RELATING TO ILLNESS AMONG HORSES AT CAYMANAS PARK

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 28 Feb 2020    communications   
The Veterinary Services Division (VSD) of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has taken note of several articles published in the local media alleging an outbreak of a “virus” among the equine (horse) population at Caymanas Park. In spite of these reports, the Veterinary Services Division wishes to advise that as far as it is aware, there has been no confirmation of any outbreak of a viral disease at Caymanas Park at this time. Any definitive diagnosis of a viral disease is usually done based on laboratory confirmation. The VSD is not aware of any available...


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SPECIAL PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT SALE OF CONCH MEAT STRICTLY PROHIBITED DURING THE CLOSE SEASON

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 28 Feb 2020    communications   
The National Fisheries Authority, an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, wishes to advise all organisers of entertainment events, operators of eating establishments, shops, and supermarkets, and patrons of these establishments that it is illegal to sell or offer for sale any conch meat in any form whatsoever, including soups and salads, during the ongoing close season which runs until March 31, 2020. Failure to comply will lead to prosecution of offenders in a court of law with a maximum fine of $ 3 million. The Fisheries Authority anticipates your full...


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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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