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  • Jamaica: Company Perspectives – An ITC Series on Non-Tariff Measures

    New, small and medium-sized enterprises in Jamaica are more affected by non-tariff measures (NTMs) than larger firms, according to a study conducted by the International Trade Centre (ITC). The study also suggests that a lack of information and adequate resources makes it harder for SMEs to overcome obstacles to trade.
    Of more than 600 businesses surveyed, approximately 35% faced burdensome NTMs. Among exporting companies 41% identified NTMs as a major deterrent to the success of their businesses, while the high incidence of burdensome NTMs experienced by the manufacturing, processed food and agro-based industries was highlighted as a cause for concern.

    Publication Date: 23 Sept. 2013

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