The Trade Board Limited is a regulatory agency of government under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) headed by the Trade Administrator who operates under the legal authority of the Trade Act.
The Trade Board is Jamaica’s certifying authority for goods exported under the various trade agreements.
The Trade Board Limited has responsibility for:
-WTO Agreement on Import Licensing.
-Issuing import and export licences for specific items that may have a negative impact on the environmental, social or economic conditions of the country;
-Issuing certificates of origin for Jamaican exports under various Preferential Trade Agreements;
-Ensuring that Jamaica meets its international obligations under the following:
-WTO Agreement on Rules of Origin
The company is headed by the Trade Administrator who manages the operations of the company. All operations are done from its office situated at 10th Floor, Air Jamaica Building, 72 Harbour Street, Kingston.