The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) will be joining the 60-member delegation to Guyana from January 23rd to January 28th. Vice President of the JMEA and Managing Director of Fleetwood Jamaica, Richard Coe, will be representing the Association on this pivotal trade mission. The delegation will be led by the Minister of Industry, Investment & Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill.
In sharing his thoughts on the upcoming trade mission President of the JMEA, John Mahfood, expressed, “this is a great opportunity for Jamaican companies to establish themselves in one of the fastest growing economies in the world.”
In the past, member companies have expressed interest in extending their reach to Guyana. As the chief voice for the productive sector, the trade mission will create a window of opportunity for the JMEA to initiate connections with key stakeholders in the Guyanese industry.
With a path set on accelerated growth, the Government of Guyana is implementing new policies to drive expansion. The booming performance of the economy is reflected in the 62.3% GDP recorded in 2022. Given Jamaica’s advancement in both the goods and services industries, the JMEA believes that this is the opportune time to explore increased trade and investment opportunities between both countries.
The JMEA has a membership of over 500 companies of which a third are exporters. Since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the global supply chain crisis, several exporters have increased trading in CARICOM. Through this mission, the Association is looking to forge long-term partnerships which include gaining the interest of Guyanese traders to attend Expo Jamaica, which will be held from April 27-30. The JMEA will be keen to have Guyanese registering as a buyer for Expo Jamaica, to explore business opportunities in Jamaica. For more information on Expo Jamaica visit the website https://www.expojamaica.com.jm/.
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