Bureau of Standards Jamaica
On Tuesday, 15 March 2022, the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) and the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) participated in a Signing Ceremony in recognition of the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two entities. The BSJ through the renewal of this MOU demonstrates its commitment to working with industry associations towards the development of the local and international competitiveness of MSMEs through the use of standards.
The types of support provided under the MOU includes:
* a 20% discount to medium-sized entities and 25% discount to micro and small entities towards accessing BSJ's services;
* a capacity build and training component that involves the training of JMEA Officers as trainers to be supported by BSJ's Technical Officers in engaging with their members.
The assistance accessible under the MOU continues to provide meaningful support to MSME's and their ability to compete globally.
Present at the ceremony were:
Dr. Velton Gooden, Executive Director, BSJ
Ms. Sharian Hanson, Legal Officer, BSJ
Mrs. Julia Bonner Douett, Director, Standards Division, BSJ
Ms. Tafara Smith, Head, Regional and International Trade Branch, BSJ
Ms. Nadette Brown, Protocol Officer, BSJ
Ms. Maya Morris, Administrative Assitant RITB BSJ
Mrs. Janiese Pinnock, Inspector In Charge, Food Inspectorate, National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA)
Mrs. Kamesha Blake, Executive Director, JMEA
Ms. Paula Hagley, Business Development and Projects Manager, JMEA
Ms. Nicqui Garveney, Project Coordinator, JMEA
Photographs taken by Garth Gayle