About Us

Providing Vital Support

The Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association (JMEA) is Jamaica’s leading industry association, serving as the voice of exporters, manufacturers, service providers micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The JMEA provides vital support to the industry through advocacy, strategic partnerships, export services, research, capacity building and access to finance. ok

Working Diligently To Foster A Stronger Economy

To strengthen our member companies through representation, services, support and the leveraging of networks so as to ensure that the manufacturing and export sectors create sustainable growth and quality jobs for Jamaica.
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The JMEA is the driving force for the productive sectors to advance a thriving manufacturing and export led economy.
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Supporting Jamaica's Manufacturers & Exporters

The Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association (JMEA) remains instrumental in helping our local companies expand and export. Our members form the cornerstone of Jamaica’s business community and it is the group that continues to drive new thinking and works diligently to foster a stronger economy, which is evident in the long-term success of renowned Jamaican brands.

Leaders always look toward the future.

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association Limited (JMEA) is a limited liability company that promotes the development of the manufacturing and export sectors and endeavours to increase their contribution to the socio-economic welfare of the country by creating jobs and improving the standard of living for all. Today, the Association represents manufacturers and exporters in several sub-sectors as well as institutions and organizations that provide services to these sectors.

There are three categories of membership:

Ordinary Members:
Should be engaged in manufacturing; be a registered company with Articles and Memorandum of Association

Associate Members:
Individuals, firms, partnerships or companies which provide service to the manufacturing sector and Associations engaged or interested in any business in Jamaica and acceptable as such to the Board of Directors.

Micro and Small Members:
Companies employing 1-5 persons, in operation for less than seven (7) years with gross annual sales not exceeding J$10 million.

Manufacturing & Export:

  •  Food and Tobacco Products
  • Beverages
  • Textile, Apparel and Leather Products
  • Wood and Furniture Products
  •  Printing and Paper Products
  •  Packaging Products
  •  Chemical and Pharmaceutical Products
  • Rubber and Plastic Products
  •  Mineral and Metal Products
  •  Electrical, Electronics and Optical
  • Jewellery and Other Manufacturing


  •  Mining and Quarrying
  •  Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
    – Crops and Animal
    – Forestry and Logging
    – Fishing and Aquaculture
  • Electricity, Gas and Petroleum
  • Information and Communication
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Professional Services
1966 - The Evolution
The JEA was tasked primarily with the growth and development of non-traditional exports in Jamaica and was the main repository for all export-related information.
2017 - 70 Years Celebrated
The JMA celebrated 70 years of serving, promoting and advocating for the manufacturing sector.
2018 - A Brand New Day
The JMA and JEA merge to form the new Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association (JMEA)

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