Managing Director of the Export-Import Bank of Jamaica (EXIM) Bank, Lisa Bell, has described as a “big deal”, the move by online shopping service, Amazon, to allow Jamaicans to sell their goods on its web platform.
She made the declaration while speaking on Wednesday at Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC).
Bell noted that small local businesses will also stand to benefit from the designation that has been given by Amazon to the country.
“Amazon finally gave Jamaica country status for promotion of their goods. It’s a big deal because it means, as I always say, that a small producer producing castor oil in Clarendon can get access to Amazon with all its support, because the country has gotten designation,” she said.
Meanwhile, Bell said the move by Amazon is an “opportunity” to also “digitise” and assist the island’s small or exporting businesses to “meet the standards that they will have to meet to take advantage of opportunities in the international marketplace.”