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December 2019
 

09 December 2019

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), shares in a photo opportunity with Jamaica Coffee Exporters Association honouree, Richard Sharp (centre), who collects a plaque from JCEA Chairman, Norman Grant at the JCEA inaugural awards banquet at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on December 7.

Government embarks on drive to increase tree densities on coffee plantations

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 09 Dec 2019    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the government is embarking upon a drive to increase tree densities on coffee plantations from the current average of between 600 to 650 plants per acre to 800 plants per acre. This, he noted, is to be done over time and is a part of initiatives being undertaken to stimulate future growth of the coffee sector. Mr. Shaw was addressing the inaugural awards banquet of the Jamaica Coffee Exporters Association (JCEA) at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on December 7. Other initiatives to boost growth of the...


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United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Donald Tapia, speaks at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MBCCI) Awards Banquet, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in St. James, on Saturday (November 30).

US Ambassador Calls On Jamaicans To Take Better Advantage Of CBI

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 09 Dec 2019    communications   
Addressing the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MBCCI) Awards Banquet, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in St. James, on Saturday (November 30), Mr. Tapia indicated that local companies can get “5 to 20 per cent tax refund” on export goods if they fill out the required CBI documentation. “You don’t get the full 5 to 20 per cent tax refund for your export because of one reason, you don’t fill out a one-page document,” he said. “That one-page document put you in a different relationship with profitability to your company. The 5 to 20 per cent that you can recoup by...


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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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