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Jamaica launched its second National Export Strategy (NES) in Kingston on AugustThe new strategy will be implemented from until The Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller officiated at the launch and was joined by high level officials including the Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Hon Anthony Hylton and the Minister of State for Small

Jamaicas first National Export Strategy ( ), designed in , had mixed resultsWhilst a number of critical interventions were undertaken, the headline news was of a stagnating export sector and an economy grinding in recessionOver the period, exports contribution to GDP increased by only per cent, as against the NES objective

Jamaica Trade Invest (JTI JAMPRO), as the countrys export promotion agency, operates on the underlying premise that the development and implementation of a comprehensive and forward thinking National Export Strategy (NES), designed to boost the countrys export potential, is a significant element to the advancement of the economic growth

National Export StrategyThe Jamaica Promotions Ltd (JAMPRO), with support from the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Commonwealth Secretariat, has developed National Export Strategies identifying, among other things, products and sectors for development.

Jamaica's National Export Strategy provides a coherent road map to grow and sustain exports that create wealth and engender economic development.

Jamaica's National Export Strategy was developed in close collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce and the NES Secretariat that comprised Jamaica's premier trade supporting agencies JAMPRO, the Trade Board Ltdand the Jamaican Exporters' Association.

National Export Strategy JAMAICA Patricia Francis Executive Director, International Trade Centre, UNCTAD WTO The National Export Strategy of Jamaica represents an important milestone in the countrys drive to position exports as a principal means to achieve further development, within the context of the broader national goals.

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The Government of Jamaica on Thursday launched the country's National Export Strategy Two, with the aim of boosting exports as a means of economic growthThe strategy targets the areas of manufacturing, mining, agro processing, information and communications technology, and the creative industries.

The NES builds upon Vision Jamaica, the country's first year National Development Plan which seeks to achieve developed nation status in Jamaica within the next yearsPrime Minister Bruce Golding, who launched the export strategy in February , continues to express his support, together with other key leaders, throughout the NES