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October 2020
 

14 October 2020

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), along with Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn ((4th right), at a virtual meeting with the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Others (from left) are Senior Director, Industry Division, Sophia Wellington; Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Michelle Parkins; International Trade Specialist, Daenia Ashpole; and Director, Commerce Division, Krishna Badaloo. The JCC was represented by President, Lloyd Distant and 4th Vice-President, Keith Collister. Minister Shaw met with the JCC to formally introduce the new Minister of State, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, and to discuss areas of collaboration between the JCC and MIIC towards the growth of commerce in Jamaica. The Ministry will be working closely with the JCC to pursue the development of businesses, the growth of our MSMEs and commerce in general.

Ministry and JCC pledge to deepen collaboration for economic growth

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 14 Oct 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon Audley Shaw, has committed to strengthening relations with the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) to achieve economic growth and development. Minister Shaw made the commitment at a virtual meeting held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on October 13. The meeting was held to formally introduce the new Minister of State, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, to the JCC, and to discuss some of the areas of focus that the Ministry and the JCC could partner on. Minister Shaw reiterated the government’s commitment to working with the JCC to address the...


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Promise kept: TBL eliminates permit backlog

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 14 Oct 2020    communications   
Kingston, Jamaica: Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, has delivered on a commitment to clear the import/export permit backlog at the Trade Board Limited (TBL) by Friday, October 9, 2020. Earlier this month, Minister Shaw issued a directive for the Trade Board Limited to move swiftly to clear the permit backlog which was due in part to hiccups related to the start-up of the Jamaica Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT) Portal. According to Minister Shaw, “the Government of Jamaica remains committed to improving business efficiency for which e-trade is an important...


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Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (2nd left), in discussion with (from left) Senior Director, Industry Division, MIIC, Sophia Wellington; Executive Director, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Lilyclaire Bellamy; and Deputy Director/Legal Counsel, JIPO, Dr. Marcus Goffe, during a meeting and tour of the JIPO offices, Trafalgar Road, Kingston, on Monday, October 12, 2020. JIPO, an agency of the Ministry, provides a central focal point for the administration of Intellectual Property in Jamaica and has the mandate of administering intellectual property systems for Copyright and Related Rights, Trade Marks, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Patents, Layout-Designs (Topographies), New Plant Varieties and Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions in Jamaica.

Minister Dunn lauds Jamaica’s move in the Global Innovation Index 2020 ranking

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 14 Oct 2020    communications   
State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, has lauded Jamaica’s upward move in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020 ranking. The Report disclosed that Jamaica’s ranking has moved from 81st to 72nd in 2020, ranking 7th among the eighteen economies in Latin American and the Caribbean, and performing above average in three out of the seven GII pillars: Institutions, Business sophistication and Creative output. Switzerland, Sweden, the US, the UK and the Netherlands lead the innovation ranking, and the top 10 positions are dominated by high-income...


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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.

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