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Lower barriers to trade, US Ambassador tells Jamaica

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM

United States Ambassador Luis G. Moreno has called on Jamaica to lower barriers to trade as he is banking on the doubling of trade between the two countries over the next decade.

Moreno noted that a recently ended United States Agency for International Development programme called PRIDE Jamaica significantly assisted Government with revenue collection.

However, he said reducing trade barriers and generating growth go hand in hand.

In his first address to the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica, Moreno told local business interests on Thursday that the lowering of trade barriers was necessary in order to streamline systems that would enable businesses to flourish.

And Moreno said he was giving his commitment to reach out to the American business community ¬ and would personally promote Jamaica as a destination for American investment.