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Jamaican Exporters Association
About The Jamaica Exporters Association
Export Jamaica is a service of the Jamaica Exporters Association. The Jamaica Exporters Association is an association of certified exporters which has been in operation for over 30 years. The Jamaica Exporters Association has over 200 members (companies, individuals and organizations) representing Jamaica's export sector. Many Jamaica Exporters Association members have received worldwide acclaim for setting standards in excellence and quality. To its members, the Jamaica Exporters Association provides leading edge technical assistance, training, export market information and export facilitation . The Jamaica Exporters Association also operates closely with several business partners, both local and international
Jamaican and International businesses, persons and organizations are eligible to join the Jamaica Exporters Association as follows: Jamaican Membership - Jamaican companies who are exporting or thinking of starting out in the sector, as well as companies providing general or unique services to the sector, e.g. Jamaican banks, Jamaican shipping agencies and Jamaican consultants. International Membership - Jamaica Exporters Association welcomes the opportunity to network with and provide service to international companies. We also recognize the need for strategic alliances with overseas enterprises. We are pleased to offer Associate membership in the association. Our professional and highly motivated staff will be happy to assist you. Jamaica Exporters Association members enjoy a wide range of benefits. Membership provides unique networking opportunities and customized services ranging from market research, financial windows, training and technical assistance. If we don't have it, we'll attempt to get it for you.
The Jamaica Exporters Association provides product market research. Jamaican product specific trade statistics, import regulations, quality specifications, and buyer contacts are available upon faxed or emailed member request, normally within 48 - 72 hours of inquiry receipt. Members are also invited to use the Jamaica Exporters Association library which is computer catalogued, has a part-time librarian, and features a range of industry periodicals, equipment suppliers' catalogues and technical reports. The Jamaica Exporters Association offers financing to qualifying companies, US dollar loans at competitive rates under the auspices of financing programs through the World Bank, the Government of Jamaica, the Government of the Netherlands, and other donor agency programs. The Jamaica Exporters Association also lobbies using reports and representations to the Government on legislation, regulations and policies affecting the export sector are made on a regular basis by the Jamaica Exporters Association on behalf of its members.
Training put on by the Jamaica exporters association through seminars and workshops are sponsored and co-sponsored by the Jamaica Exporters Association throughout the year, with a concentration on methods to increase production and export. Jamaican technical specialists are also supplied to a limited number of small and medium sized companies under the auspices of special technical assistance programs in areas such as pack house operations, line design, quality assurance, sales management, Jamaican packaging and labeling. An Information Systems Advisor, working out of Jamaica Exporters Association offices is now available to undertake "technology audits" for Jamaican member companies requesting assistance with Information Systems infrastructure. The Jamaica Exporters Association operates a popular Web site, Export Jamaica, which is under constant expansion and revision. Member Web sites may be constructed under this umbrella and there is also a Members Only area that shares market, technical and other information with members online.
In addition to the Internationally acclaimed bi-annual JMA/Jamaica Exporters Association Trade Expo, the annual National Exporters Week at which the Jamaica Exporters Association presents its prestigious exporters awards, trade missions and exhibitions are coordinated intermittently throughout the year. Some amount of promotion may also be afforded via the Jamaica Exporters Association Web site, Export Jamaica. All export-oriented; these are mainly user friendly guides to accessing overseas markets, and forecasts on growth sectors into the new millennium. The Annual Jamaica Exporters Association membership directory remains a consistently handy reference tool, and the monthly newsletter "Keeping in Touch", featuring Jamaica Exporters Association membership news, association activities, a comprehensive overseas trade show list, and product/market "updates" in Jamaica Exporters Association sub-sectors. We offer two services. The first is that of responding to information requests that come in from importers and prospective importers regarding Jamaican products and exporters. The relevant information is passed to them, including the contact information of possible Jamaican exporters. The second service is a listing in the database of Jamaican exporters, which is available to international importers. Both services are free for members of the Jamaica Exporters Association.
Listing in the Jamaica Exporters Association Membership database, Hardcopy of the Jamaica Exporters Association Membership list, Quarterly Newsletter, Annual Yearbook, Facilitation of networking with Jamaican exporters and importers and use of the Jamaica Exporters Association secretariat facilities for small meetings and basic domestic communication needs on your visits to Jamaica.
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