The mission of the Authority is to enforce the provisions of the Sugar Industry Control Act, so as to ensure the viability if the industry. This it will do by taking a leadership role in the development of the industry and by being a strong and efficient organization with highly motivated and professional employees.
The Sugar Industry Authority (SIA), is the regulatory body of the Jamaica Sugar Industry. It was established in 1970 under the Sugar Industry Control Act, it shall be the duty of the Authority to advise the Minister on functions of the Authority such as:
On all matters of the general policy with respect to the operations and development of the Industry.
With respect to applications for licenses in the relation to the introduction of mechanical units in the industry; and the measures to be adopted in dealing with the incidence and effect of redundancy as a consequence of mechanization of the industry.
With respect to the use on an economic and efficient basis of port in relation to the exportation of sugar.
The Authority shall have power to perform any functions assigned to it by or under this Act of any other enactment.