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There are many organizations in Jamaica, regionally and internationally that are interested in the success of your business. Be sure to take advantage of the resources available to you.

National

This is not a comprehensive list. There are many organizations in Jamaica, both public and private, with the objective of supporting business development and trade.

Development Bank of Jamaica - DBJ supports capacity building through the provision of loans as well as other business development services.

Jamaica Business Development Corporation - The JBDC provides a range of services including: business incubation, business advisory, marketing, research and project management.

Jamaica Coalition of Service Industries - The JCSI supports the export of services.

Jamaica Exporters Association - The JEA provides market briefs (Essential Oils; Sauces, Spices & Herbs; Processed Foods) , exporter guides (including to the EU/UK), training manuals, information on export procedures and offers custom market research services.

Jamaica Manufacturers' Association - JMA services include: market research, web design, facility rentals and graphic design, amongst others.

Jamaica Trade and Invest - JAMPRO provides a number of export and market development services such as: exporter registration; business diagnosis; capacity building training; export readiness assessments; business plan development; benchmarking, amongst other services.

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries - The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries - Agriculture and Fisheries Portfolio, issues export certificates for agricultural products. The agency is the SPS Focal Point.

Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries - The Ministry provides a wide range of resources aimed at supporting businesses in Jamaica.

Private Sector Organization of Jamaica - The PSOJ is primarily concerned with advocacy - namely ensuring that the private sector's interest is well represented.

Small Business Association of Jamaica - The SBA offers business counselling and advice, office services, training and provides a platform for networking.

Regional

Caribbean Export Development Agency - Caribbean Export is the region's export and investment organization. They provide a wide range of services and resources including: access to financing, capacity building and the Caribbean Exporter's toolkit.

Caribbean Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality - CROSQ supports efficiency and competitive production in goods and services, through the process of standardization and the verification of quality.

International

CBI (Netherlands) - CBI provides a wealth of product-specific information specifically related to exporting to the EU. There are over 350 fact-sheets in 29 sectors. CBI also offers services such as export coaching, institutional development and human resource development and maintains a database of key contacts in the EU.

International Trade Centre - This is another resource offering a wealth of information, including useful tools and publications in a number of sectors and sub-sectors (including fruits and vegetables, coffee, cocoa, spices, textiles and clothing).

Chamber Trade Sweden - This organization equally provides many export oriented guides in a wide variety of sectors targeted at exporters interested in the Swedish and Nordic markets.

iXPOS - iXPOS is German business portal providing useful information related to exporting to Germany including: information on the German marketplace, market entry requirements, priority business sectors, the EU service market and key contacts and networks.

Finnpartnership - This is a useful resource for those looking to export to Finland. The site provides information on the market, import regulations, standards as well as key contacts.

SIPPO - SIPPO also supports SMEs in developing countries export to Switzerland and hosts a wide range of publications.

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