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JACRA was established for the development, regulation, and standardization of the agricultural commodities (Coffee, Cocoa, Coconut and Spices) industry.

The functions of JACRA embrace the setting of Quality Standards, provision of Quality Assurance and Certification Services and generally focus on governing the trading in the coffee, cocoa, coconut and spices industries.

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To promote and regulate the operation of a free, fair, and vibrant trading environment for selected agricultural commodities grown in Jamaica, for both local and export markets, through the institution and maintenance of high quality standards and quality assurance practices across the entire production chain, from the field to the finished product, employing at each stage, international best practices.


To attain global recognition as being among the leading agricultural commodities regulatory bodies which maintain international best practices.