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Lee Gore

President Lee Gore steered the JMA through a period of change between 1957 and 1960, as the Organization was restructured to widen its scope of operations; while Jamaica and several of its regional neighbours moved towards political independence. Accession by Jamaica to the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) and its provisions to liberalize trade among nations created a new, competitive and challenging context for local manufacturers. But, under Mr. Gore’s leadership, the JMA maintained the dynamism, despite the odds.