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  • The Anti-Dumping & Subsidies Commission (ADSC) will be hosting a two-day training seminar on March 4 and 5, 2015 titled: “Unleash the Power of International Trade Rules”.
  • The seminar will cover anti-dumping, subsidies countervail, safeguards, rules of origin and World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement.
  • The Anti-dumping and Subsidies Commission is Jamaica's trade remedies authority.

The Anti-Dumping & Subsidies Commission (ADSC) will be hosting a two-day training seminar on March 4 and 5, 2015 titled: “Unleash the Power of International Trade Rules”. The seminar will cover anti-dumping, subsidies countervail, safeguards, rules of origin and World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement.

Jamaican businesses, as they position themselves for economic growth and competitiveness in the increasingly open economy, must integrate knowledge of international trade rules into business strategy in order to defend and expand market share and help to revolutionize their financial performance.

Trade rules are tools that help to create a fair playing field and allow local businesses time to adjust, so that they can survive and thrive, even in the face of fierce competition.

Commenting on the seminar, Executive Director of the Anti- Dumping and Subsidies Commission, Mrs. Andrea Dawes stated “this seminar will provide participants with a timely opportunity to learn the fundamentals of international trade rules which affect their business and secure technical advice of strategic importance to specific industries, Indeed, this seminar is packaged especially for the business and agricultural professional as we seek to enter global value and supply chains”.

The seminar is targeted at manufacturers, farmers, business owners, importers and exporters as well as their advisers such as attorneys, accountants and economists. It will be held on March 4th and 5th 2015 beginning 8:30 a.m. each day at The JAMPRO Trade and Invest Building, 18 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10. Registration is open until Friday, February 27, 2015.

Sponsors of the seminar include HEART TRUST /National Training Agency and the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce and the Ministry of Agriculture. Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Honourable G. Anthony Hylton will deliver the opening address at the seminar.

The Anti-dumping and Subsidies Commission is Jamaica’s trade remedies authority. The Commission administers the provisions of the Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Act and Safeguard Act. These are trade obligations within the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Anti-dumping Agreement, Subsidies Agreement and Safeguards Agreement.