Investment Facilitation Services
The Investment Facilitation Services (IFS) Unit is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the smooth implementation of investment projects in Jamaica, and offers a suite of services to achieve this. As part of the facilitation process, the unit collaborates with all the key agencies of government in the provision of assistance to both local and foreign investors, to ensure that the process is as simple and harmonious as possible as they attempt to secure their various business approvals. These include, work permits, non-tourist visas, duty waivers/concessions, appropriate permits/licenses, customs clearances, fiscal incentives, and building and development approvals.
In carrying out the mandate of the organization, the department is responsible for tracking the level of investments that were facilitated. In order to capture this, a survey is sent to clients on a quarterly basis to report on capital exoenditure and job creation (permanent or temporary employment).
We work closely with the following entities:
- Ministries of Industry, Commerce, Finance, Labour and Tourism
- National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA)
- Jamaica Customs
- Local Government Parish Councils