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JMA renews partnership with Bureau of Standards

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 4:24 PM

The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Jamaica Bureau of Standards (BSJ), to position Jamaica as a highly competitive producer of goods and services.

The JMA said it will continue to collaborate with the BSJ to provide training and technical support as part of its mandate to develop the capacity of members to improve productivity and competitiveness.

According to the manufacturing lobby, President of the JMA, Metry Seaga, said that “in 2013 when the first MOU was signed, we envisioned a partnership that would facilitate the development of Jamaican manufacturers in standards and quality, to improve long-term viability and profitability.”

He added that “as we sign another two-year agreement, we will continue to encourage our members to take full advantage of its benefits, which include 20 per cent discount on BSJ services to JMA members, training of JMA members in quality control systems, and collaboration between the JMA and BSJ on the development and execution of projects funded by international agencies.”

The Association said it continues to promote integrity and excellence, which can translate into improved efficiency and cost-effectiveness within the sector.