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Minister of Industry and Commerce, Audley Shaw, says the Jamaica Trade Information Portal is expected to go live in May....Read
Hon Audley Shaw (2nd right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, AgricultureGillianand Fisheries, greets Gillian Hyde of the Jamaica National Group at Red Stripe’s Knowledge Forum, which was Jamaica under the theme ‘Beyond Talk: The Commercialization of the Cassava Value Chain, at Mona Visitors’ Lodge in St. Andrew on November 21, 2018. Others, from left, are Master of Ceremony Garth Williams, Noel daCosta, Chairman, Desnoes & Geddes Foundation, and Ricardo Nuncio, Managing Director of Red Stripe. ...Read
Importers of Motor Vehicles are hereby advised of the following important dates with respect to the importation of Motor Vehicles for the year ending December 31, 2018. ...Read
The countries which signed were: Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Other countries committed to completing their domestic procedures in short order....Read
The JTIP initiative, which was spearheaded by the Trade Facilitation Taskforce, forms a part of an effort to fulfill Jamaica’s obligations under the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) which came into force on February 22, 2017. The TFA contains provisions for expediting the movement, release and clearance of goods, including goods in transit. It also sets out measures for effective cooperation between Customs and other appropriate authorities on trade facilitation and customs compliance issues. ...Read
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw (right) speaking at the first general meeting of the Trade Facilitation Reform Programme (TFRP) at the ministry's New Kingston offices, recently. Others (from left) are minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Fayval Williams; Chairman of the TFTF Patricia Francis; and commissioner of customs and deputy chair, TFTF, Velma Ricketts-Walker. The purpose of the meeting was to highlight the achievements during the past year and to demonstrate the nexus between all the activities currently being undertaken under the TFRP and their alignment with the Trade Facilitation Agreement. ...Read