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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Jamaica - Kingston.

  1. Introduction to Jamaica (Caribbean)
    1. Marcus Garvey.
  2. Doing Business in Kingston;
  3. Jamaican Economy;
  4. Foreign Trade of Jamaica;
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Jamaica;
  6. Business Opportunities in Jamaica:
    1. Food and beverages (coffee, rum);
    2. Maritime services and logistics;
    3. Distribution;
    4. Information and Communications Technology;
    5. Manufacturing;
    6. Tourism;
    7. Business Process Outsourcing.
  7. Case Study:
    1. Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica;
    2. Processed food sector.
  8. Access to the Jamaican Market;
  9. Business Plan for Jamaica.

The aims of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Jamaica” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Jamaican Economy and International Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in Jamaica;
  3. To explore the Jamaican trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Jamaican Free Trade Agreements (FTAs);
  5. To examine the profile of Jamaican businesspeople and companies;
  6. To develop a business plan for the Jamaican Market.

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The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Jamaica” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters (MIB): International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Doctorate (DIB): American Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Jamaica Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Jamaica.

Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Jamaica”: 1 ECTS Credits

Doctorate and Master in International Business for the Caribbean students (CARICOM).

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Jamaican Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements (FTA)

  1. Jamaica and the Caribbean Economic Area;
    1. Colombia-Jamaica (CARICOM) Agreement (FTA);
    2. United Kingdom-CARIFORUM Free Trade and Economic Integration Agreement;
    3. Costa Rica-Caribbean Community (Jamaica) Agreement;
    4. CARIFORUM-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement;
    5. CARICOM-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
  3. Caribbean Single Market Economy (CSME);
  4. Caribbean Basin Initiative
    1. United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA).
  5. Caribbean-Canada Trade Agreement (CARIBCAN);
  6. Association of Caribbean States (Jamaica);
  7. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA);
  8. Caribbean Development Bank.

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Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act. U.S Trade Partnership

American Trade and Economic Organizations. Jamaica is a member of:

  1. Organization of American States (OAS);
  2. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC);
  3. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB);
  4. Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)
    1. European Union-CELAC Summit.

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Global Organizations:

  1. The Commonwealth;
  2. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN);
    3. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
  3. World Bank (WB);
  4. World Trade Organization (WTO);
  5. International Monetary Fund (IMF);
  6. World Customs Organization (WCO).

Marcus Garvey, Jamaican Black Leader, Pan-Africanist vision

  1. Jamaica has a strategic location in the Caribbean;
  2. Jamaican language: English;
  3. Capital of Jamaica: Kingston (937,700);
  4. Jamaican population: 2.7 million people;
  5. Life expectancy at birth: seventy-four years;
  6. Jamaican Area: 10,991 square kilometers;
  7. Independence of Jamaica: 1962 from the United Kingdom;
  8. Abolition of Slavery in Jamaica: 1854;
  9. African Diaspora in Jamaica: 2.6 million people (97% of the Jamaican population).

Main religion in Jamaica: Christianity (95% are Catholics).

Jamaica belongs to the Caribbean Economic Area of the Western Civilization.

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Jamaican Economy.

  1. A Market economy;
  2. Jamaican GDP: 14.36 billion dollars;
  3. Services: 80% of the Jamaican GDP;
  4. Jamaican agriculture sector: 6.8% of the GDP;
  5. Jamaica is the logistics hub of the Caribbean;
  6. Stable business environment;
  7. Key sectors of the Jamaican Economy: information and communications technology, manufacturing, tourism, Business Process Outsourcing, distribution, Maritime services, and logistics;
  8. Government Vision 2030 National Development Plan;
  9. Currency of Jamaica: Jamaican dollar.

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Jamaican Foreign Trade.

  1. Jamaican top exports: fine food (spices, rum, Blue Mountain Coffee) and beverage;
  2. FDI inflows (2004-14): 6,71 billion dollars;
  3. Jamaican exports of goods: 1.4 billion dollars;
  4. Export: 10.6% of the Jamaican GDP;
  5. Port of Kingston: The largest container hub in the Caribbean;
  6. Export companies in Jamaica should register in JAMPRO;
  7. Jamaican agency responsible for attracting FDI: JAMPRO.

Colombia-Jamaica (CARICOM):
CARICOM (Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Suriname...)-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

CARIFORUM (Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Suriname...)-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement

European Union-CARICOM (Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Suriname...) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Caribbean Development Bank, Course

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