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21 May 2020

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, speaking at a virtual meeting hosted by AMCHAM Jamaica, under the theme 'Creation of a ‘new normal’ - Getting back to business', at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Among the matters discussed was how businesses and countries prepare themselves to resume operations or identify new opportunities post Covid-19.

MSMEs Encouraged To Adopt Business Continuity Plan - Shaw

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 21 May 2020    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, is encouraging micro small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to adopt the Ministry’s Business Continuity Plan aimed at mitigating against risks and failures. “What is of grave concern is how prepared our businesses are to utilize the digital mode of operation. COVID-19 has put a wrench in the operation of many local businesses. Many lack the businesses continuity plan embedded with the adaptation of technology that would allow for their continued profitability and longevity. Businesses now need to focus some...

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ADSC/JMEA: Building a Robust Export Strategy Webinar

Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission Hosts Trade Remedies Export Strategy Webinar

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 21 May 2020    communications   
The Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission in partnership with the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 starting at 10:00 a.m. under the theme ‘Building a Robust Export Strategy: Trade Remedies’. Ryan Evans, General Manager of the Commission said that the webinar is being held as part of the National Exporters Month 2020 activities and is aimed at assisting exporters to identity and craft strategies to supply products to the international markets using Trade Remedies as part of their arsenal. Targeted primarily at exporters,...

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​Director of Enforcement and Monitoring at the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Faith Graham​.

Qualified Customers Can Purchase Medical Marijuana Online

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 21 May 2020    communications   
Licensed retail herb houses can now sell to their qualified customers from online platforms, following measures established by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) to facilitate this. According to the CLA, the established interim measures are in support of the Government’s effort to keep Jamaicans safe, whilst ensuring business continuity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “The CLA is cognisant of the far-reaching effects of the pandemic and remains vigilant and proactive in taking steps to secure the industry,” said Director of Enforcement and Monitoring, Faith Graham. In consultation with the...

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State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green.

CLA Facilitating Import And Export Of Cannabis As It Awaits Regulations

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 21 May 2020    communications   
The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has put in place protocols to facilitate the import and export of cannabis by licensees, as it awaits promulgation of the Dangerous Drugs (Cannabis Import and Export Licensing) Regulations 2020. State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Hon. Floyd Green, said that the third draft of the regulations has been reviewed by the Ministry and submitted to the Ministry of Justice. He said that both Ministries have been working closely to implement the regulations. “These protocols, the ‘Interim Measures – Importation of...

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Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Information Technology Manager, Andrew Evelyn.

Parents Urged To Educate Children About Dangers Of Digital Media

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 21 May 2020    communications   
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is encouraging parents to educate their children about the dangers of using digital media, in order to limit their exposure to harmful content and characters. Speaking with JIS News, Information Technology Manager at the CAC, Andrew Evelyn, noted that with children now doing online learning, due to the closure of schools, there will be a marked increase in their use of digital media and gadgets. “Persons with nefarious intent can circumvent the kids’ applications, so the main reprieve is to educate and adapt an approach of discussing with the children the...

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Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC​), Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Harold Davis.


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 21 May 2020    communications   
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) will host another event in its virtual series for creatives, dubbed JBDC ‘In Concert’, on Thursday, May 21. The event, under the theme ‘Scene 8: Money Moves (Dance and Theatre)’, is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. It will be facilitated via the ZOOM online meeting platform. JBDC ‘In Concert’ is organised in collaboration with the British Council and targets cultural and creative industry players. The agency’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Harold Davis, said Jamaica boasts a rich cultural legacy, buoyed by the genetics, artistry and...

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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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