News & Media

July 2022

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Regional stock exchanges aiming to bring more SMEs public

Jul 20, 2022

Several governments and relevant agencies across the Caribbean have teamed up with regional stock exchanges to improve the capacity of the small and medium enterprise (SME) businesses in a bid to further fuel economic growth.

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Christmas in July tradeshow kicks off today

Jul 12, 2022

Persons looking to purchase authentic Jamaican-made gifts and souvenir items for the upcoming Yuletide season will, for the first time, have two days to explore the products on display at the annual ‘Christmas in July’ trade show.

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Crime clarion call

Jul 11, 2022

INFLUENTIAL business and civic stakeholders on Sunday issued a call on the Government to put the National Consensus on Crime back at the centre of its efforts to fight the monster and to re-engage with the Crime Monitoring and Oversight Committee (CMOC) in the coming weeks to reset the objectives and targets for its reporting.

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Christmas in July trade show July 12-13

Jul 11, 2022

Persons looking to purchase authentic Jamaican-made gifts and souvenir items for the upcoming Yuletide season will, for the first time, have two days to explore the products on display at the annual ‘Christmas in July’ trade show.

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Christmas In July Trade Show July 12-13

Jul 11, 2022

Persons looking to purchase authentic Jamaican-made gifts and souvenir items for the upcoming Yuletide season will, for the first time, have two days to explore the products on display at the annual ‘Christmas in July’ trade show.

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Export more for growth

Jul 7, 2022

With an over US$4 billion deficit between the country’s trading activities, calls have intensified for exports to be strengthened and used among the key strategies for growth.

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TSL readies for higher profitability

Jul 7, 2022

Technological Solutions Limited (TSL) is improving its accreditation certifications as the company eyes greater profitability.

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Lawmakers to review BOJ’s interest rate hikes amid cries from businesses

Jul 5, 2022

Lawmakers will today meet to review the Bank of Jamaica’s (BOJ) monetary policy statements amid concerns among businesses about the increases in interest rates and rising prices of goods and services.

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BSJ tests confirm banned scandals still on market

Jul 1, 2022

An analysis of three single-use plastic bags submitted to the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) as part of a probe into the Government’s plastic ban has confirmed that the items still on the market are indeed in contravention of the law.

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JMEA stresses need for more ackees to be grown for export

Jul 1, 2022

JMEA stresses need for more ackees to be grown for export

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Food Safety Pioneer Marks 25th Anniversary

Jul 1, 2022

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, has commended Technological Solutions Limited (TSL) for being a pioneer in food safety and quality systems implementation.

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June 2022

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Overhaul the SEZ framework

Jun 17, 2022

While the Government of Jamaica might have anchored Jamaica’s prospects of becoming a logistics hub in the special economic zones (SEZs) framework, a major stakeholder is appealing for a review of the policy and an overhaul of the SEZ legislation.

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Can Caricom save us?

Jun 15, 2022

The JMEA considers Caricom food basket proposal

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Dilemma

Jun 15, 2022

KYROCKETING raw material costs have forced manufacturers between the proverbial rock and a hard place about the decision to either hike the cost of their finished goods or absorb the price increases into their business.

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Nearshoring to boost Jamaica’s export earnings

Jun 15, 2022

Jamaica stands to increase its earnings from exports to the region by US$138 million should companies consider exploring nearshoring opportunities, a study from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates.

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BUSINESS BOOST! SMEs to access up to $250 million in financing from NCB

Jun 3, 2022

With local entrepreneurs and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) searching for ways to re-invigorate their businesses and recover from the economic strains of the COVID-19 pandemic, National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB) is offering a boost exclusively to support local small and medium-sized entities (SMEs).

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Hylton slams Gov’t for no fixes to supply-chain crisis

Jun 1, 2022

Opposition Spokesman on Industry, Investment and Logistics Anthony Hylton has criticised the Government for failing to outline specific solutions to the supply-chain challenges that have contributed to the elevated prices of consumer goods and services.

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May 2022

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Jamaica’s Export Max wins big at World Trade Promotion Awards

May 31, 2022

Jampro recognised for its success with using partnerships to help Jamaican MSMEs overcome export challenges.

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Press-Releases

21 Awards Won at the JMEA’s Manufacturers and Exporters (M&E) Awards Gala 2022
Oct 8th, 2022

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) hosted its 5th annual Manufacturers & Exporters (M&E) Awards Gala in Association wi....

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The Time Is Now for Workplace Vaccine Policies
Oct 11th, 2021

The Time Is Now for Workplace Vaccine Policies Jamaica is at a critical stage in the execution of the vaccination strategy. With over 500,000 doses....

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The Jmea Strongly Disagrees With The Recent Decision Of The Bank Of Jamaica To Increase Deposit Interest Rates By 1 Percentage Point
Oct 6th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The JMEA strongly disagrees with the recent decision of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) to increase deposit interest rates by 1 percentag....

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JMEA CELEBRATES NATIONAL EXPORTERS’ MONTH 2021
May 5th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Supporting the growth of Jamaican exports continues to be a crucial mandate for the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association....

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Regional Private Sector Response To St. Vincent And Grenadines Crisis
Apr 10th, 2021

The CARICOM Private Sector Organization (CPSO) together with the Caribbean Manufacturers’ Association (CMA), representatives of the private sector t....

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Redesigning The Roles Of Your Talents To Be Future-ready
Mar 25th, 2021

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Ppp Training 4- Sustainable Packaging Across The Supply Chain
Mar 25th, 2021

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Live Webinar on launch of SS 661: 2020 Specification for clean and green urban farms – Agriculture
Mar 25th, 2021

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Packaging Partnership Conference – Sustainable Packaging for Our Shared Future
Mar 25th, 2021

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JMEA SIGNS MOU WITH AGRO INVESTMENT CORPORATION (AIC)
Mar 18th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), on Monday, May 17, 2021, officially signed a Memorandum of Understandin....

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Removal Of Customs Administrative Fee On Exports Valued At Less Than Us$500
Mar 11th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) commends the Government on accepting our proposal to remove the Customs ....

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JMEA IMPLORES THE GOVERNMENT TO AWAIT THE CONDUCT OF A COMPREHENSIVE CARICOM ASSESSMENT ON FRONT OF PACKAGE LABELLING (FOPL)
Mar 1st, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) is wholly committed to supporting measures that effectively address Non-....

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EXPORT MAX III LAUNCHES BIG/BRO BIG SISTER MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME
Feb 25th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: In keeping with its mission of guiding local MSMEs on the path of becoming export-ready, Export Max III on Thursday, February 25, 2....

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JMEA’s Statement on the Government’s Recent Adjustment of the Curfew Hours
Feb 12th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The JMEA recognizes that in the wake of the dramatic spike in positive COVID-19 cases and the higher positivity rate; there is a cl....

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Private Sector Partners With Mohw To Boost Vaccination Deployment
Jan 27th, 2021

Kingston, Jamaica – As Jamaica commences the deployment of the vaccination programme aimed at achieving the long term health security of our nation,....

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JMEA IMPLORES THE GOJ TO ENSURE LEVEL PLAYING FIELD IN IMPLEMENTING ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIE
Jan 27th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) fully supports and is committed to playing its part in the efforts to pu....

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JMEA IMPLORES THE GOJ TO ENSURE LEVEL PLAYING FIELD IN IMPLENTING ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES
Jan 27th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) fully supports and is committed to playing its part in the efforts.......

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