JAMPRO is Jamaica’s trade and investment facilitation agency. Their mandate is to initiate and coordinate the development of plans, programmes and policies for the economic and financial development of Jamaica.
In order to achieve this mandate JAMPRO provides a wide range of services, which includes conducting research on national development issues and the provision of technical support to the Cabinet. JAMPRO also undertakes consultancy activities for government entities, manage external cooperation agreements and interfaces with funding agencies, while maintaining a national socio-economic library.
In 1988, the merger of three entities gave birth to the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), now known as Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI/JAMPRO). This followed a recommendation in 1983 to consolidate three existing entities, the Jamaica National Investment Promotions (JNIP), (located at the Office of the Prime Minister), the Jamaica National Export Corporation (JNEC) (under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade), and the Jamaica Industrial Development Corporation (JIDC) (under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce).
Initially, JTI was incorporated as a limited liability company, mandated to perform the following functions:
In 1990, while housed within the Ministry of Development, Planning and Production, the JAMPRO Act was passed in Parliament, establishing the company as a statutory body of the Government of Jamaica.
Today, the agency is a leading institution charged with promoting investment in the island while facilitating the development of exports in targeted sectors identified by the National Industrial Policy, including leisure/tourism, manufacturing, agri-business, and information communications technology.
Website: Jamaica Trade and Invest
Contact Form: Information Form
18 Trafalgar Road,
Kingston 10, Jamaica W.I.
Phone: +1 876 978 7755;978-3337
Toll Free: +1 877 INVESTJA (468 4352)
Fax: +1 876 946 0090