Eighteen Jamaican companies are set to benefit from the promotion of their products in three countries over a two-week period under Jamaica Promotions Corporation’s (JAMPRO) Caribbean Market Mission.

Launched at JAMPRO’s New Kingston offices on Monday, the mission will facilitate visits to Barbados, Trinidad and The Bahamas from June 18 to 30.

The companies will have scheduled business meetings with buyers to promote their products; execute trade visits to key retail outlets; and have key discussions with private- and public-sector partners to garner market intelligence.

Speaking at the launch, Deputy Chairman of JAMPRO, Metry Seaga, says the three-island mission will provide the opportunity to showcase some of the best of brand Jamaica in the region and increase exports to nearby markets.

He says this represents the start of a movement to grow Jamaica’s exports.

Mr. Seaga says the mission is, therefore, very timely and a well-embraced component to continue to drive the country’s export journey.