Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Jamaica is one of the largest markets for U.S. food and agricultural products in the Caribbean. U.S. agricultural exports reached $395 million in 2018. Soybean meal and oil, corn, wheat, dairy, and processed food products were among the top U.S. agricultural exports.  The United States works with Jamaica both bilaterally and through CARICOM to promote mutually beneficial trade and investment.

U.S. Trade Shows

Each year, the Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) promotes the participation of Jamaican food importers in 40 trade shows in the United States. The three largest are listed below.  For more information please contact: agsantodomingo@fas.usda.gov

National Restaurant Association Show, Chicago, IL
Summer Fancy Food Show, New York, NY
PMA Fresh Summit, Various Locations

Data & Analysis

OAA provides agricultural market data and analysis aimed to facilitate trade into Jamaica from the United States. These Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) reports can be found on USDA’s website and provide information on:

Exporting agricultural products to Jamaica
The hotel, restaurant, and industrial sector in Jamaica
Commodity analysis for sugar and other commodities in Jamaica
Policies that affect agricultural products in Jamaica
Agricultural biotechnology in Jamaica
Contact Information

Office of Agricultural Affairs, Santo Domingo
Elizabeth Autry, Senior Agricultural Attaché
Lisa Ahramjian, Agricultural Attaché
E-mail:agkingston@usda.gov