WHY A NATIONAL EXPORT STRATEGY

Jamaica’s National Export Strategy (NES) is a unified strategic initiative that seeks to maximize the export sector’s direct contribution to economic and social development.

The vision of the NES is to make Jamaica the place of choice for creative, innovative goods and services of exceptional quality.

The strategy is being developed under the leadership of the Ministry of Industry, Investment & Commerce, with technical assistance from the International Trade Centre (ITC) and partial funding from the Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP), a joint initiative of the Government of Jamaica and the European Union.

The goal is to improve our export performance by advancing the competitiveness of firms and sectors, while enhancing the business and trade environment. The strategy is being championed jointly by Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI) and the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA).

The NES is part of Vision 2030 Jamaica, the National Development Plan that is being led by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), and calls for improving our international competitiveness. The NES will be implemented by a network of partners (the Network for Export Solutions).

The Network seeks close alliances among the members of the business support network from the public and private sectors, which include regulatory bodies, centres of information and business services providers.