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Increased Trade and Shared Economic Growth

The U.S. enjoys strong economic ties and a large trade surplus with Jamaica. Our second goal is to boost U.S.-Jamaica economic ties through promotion of U.S. exports to Jamaica and support for Jamaica’s ongoing transformation of its energy sector, which has regional implications. Keys to achieving success are support for Jamaica’s macroeconomic stability, including its Stand-By Agreement with the International Monetary Fund; renewed Government of Jamaica commitment to respect Intellectual Property Rights; and improved interdiction of the trade of counterfeit goods. Facilitation of legitimate Jamaican travel to the U.S. is an important to achieving this goal.