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Sameer Younis

As President of the JMA during four of the most challenging years for local manufacturers, Sameer Younis (1996-2000) harnessed every available resource to raise the profile of the Organization and ensure the continued survival of a sector threatened by the closure of numerous businesses and the loss of thousands of jobs. His vocal and persistent lobbying succeeded in the Government’s introduction of a stringent import monitoring programme to prevent the entry of dumped and substandard products into Jamaica, the removal of the taxes on raw material imports and the removal of duties on capital goods.