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Trade in Jamaica

Jamaica was the world’s 144th largest exporter of goods and 86th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $1.90 billion and $4.52 billion USD respectively. Jamaica’s top export category was Fuels and mining products, followed by Agricultural products, and Manufactures. In 2022, Jamaica’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to United States, Canada and Netherlands. In terms of imports, Jamaica is the world’s 133rd largest importer of goods and 97th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $7.73 billion and $3.22 billion USD respectively in 2022. Jamaica’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Fuels and mining products and Agricultural products. Leading import partners were United States, China and Brazil. Jamaica is part of 3 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) and EU – CARIFORUM States.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name






WTO Membership Date

9 March 1995

Legal System

common law system based on the English model



Number of Time Zone(s)


Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Jamaican dollar

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • Micro Investment Development Agency Ltd (MIDA)

  • MSME Office was established in MICAF


Copyright Offices

  • Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO)

Industrial Property Offices

  • Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Ministry of Agriculture
    Plant Quarantine Branch
    Phone: +(1 876) 977 0637
    Website: www.moa.gov.jm

    193 Old Hope Road

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ)
    Regional & International Trade Branch
    Contacts: Ms Nadette Brown and Ms Tafara Smith
    Phone: +(876)-618-1534; +(876)-632-4275
    Website: http://www.bsj.org.jm

    6 Winchester Road
    Kingston 10

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

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Trade Information Portal


Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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