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Clearing Customs

Customs extends opening hours

KINGSTON, Jamaica –With the pending introduction of Government’s Customs Administration Fees (CAF), the Jamaica Customs Department has extended opening hours to clear the backlog of goods on the wharves.
The Department says it will be extending its  hours at Custo... Read More

Waivers for charitable items

Q: An organisation abroad wants to send five barrels of food to my church for our HELP Ministry. How do I get a waiver for these items?... Read More

Participating in auctions

Q: I want to participate in the next General Cargo Auction. What do I need to do?

A: The Department's first General Cargo Au... Read More

Reimporting goods after repair or servicing

Q: I bought a television overseas and took it with me through the airport when I arrived in Jamaica. When I got home and examined it, I ... Read More

You can clear a barrel for someone else

Thursday, December, 6 2012   

Q: A barrel was sent to my grandmother who is old and unable to clear it herself. Can someone else clear it for her? If yes, what is the process? ... Read More

Restricted and prohibited items

Thursday, November, 29 2012   

Q: Is there a difference between prohibited and restricted items? Also, can you give me a list of such items? A: Prohibited items refer to arti... Read More

Documents required to import motor vehicles

Thursday, November, 22 2012   

Q: I am contemplating importing a motor vehicle. Is there an age limit on vehicles I can import? Also, what documents do I need? A: There are a... Read More

Commercial importation

Thursday, November, 15 2012   

Q: What are the steps involved in clearing commercial shipment? A: Clearing commercial shipment will require the services of a customs broker. ... Read More

Clearing Customs at the airport

Thursday, November, 8 2012   

Q: How do I clear Customs at the airport? What are my allowances and what is the difference between the red and green lines? A: After disembark... Read More

Easy steps to clearing your barrels

Thursday, November, 1 2012   

Q: The busy Christmas season is fast approaching and I will be receiving barrels of goods from my relatives abroad. What are the correct steps to... Read More

Tips on importing a motor vehicle

Balford Henry | Friday, August, 31 2012   

PLANNING to import a motor vehicle into Jamaica? It is advisable to check the Jamaica Customs website for information on the documents required to... Read More


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