REGISTER WITH JAMAICA TRADE & INVEST (formerly JAMPRO) AT www.jexporter.com
Registration is required only for individuals or entities exporting goods on a commercial basis or for the purpose of trade which will result in the generation of revenue. An exporter is not required to register under the following circumstances:
- Shipments that have been classified as personal effects or non-commercial which will not result in revenue generation (customs form C87).
- Goods have been imported for temporary use and are to be subsequently re-exported (customs form C87).
- -These could be items imported for a trade show or racing cars brought in for a racing event.
- Goods are being exported for subsequent re-importation (customs form C87).
- An example of such a situation would be goods returned to a foreign manufacturer for repairs to be carried out.
- Goods for which duty was paid and subsequently re-exported (customs form C87).
Permission must be sought from the Collector of Customs prior to exportation. An example would be that of goods being returned to a supplier because of incorrect specifications or failure to meet Bureau of Standards requirements. These goods are not expected to re-enter the country. Depending on the circumstance the duties paid may be refunded.
APPLY FOR THE NECESSARY PERMITS/LICENCES AT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES:
Certificate of Origin , CARICOM Certificate, CB 1 Form, EUR 1 Form, GSP Form (A), to exempt from payment of Customs duties or for payment of partial duties when exporting to certain countries.
Items requiring a licence from the Trade Board include :
- Ammunition ( Firearms & Explosives)
- Antique Furniture
- Gold Bullion & fully or semi- manufactured gold including jewelry
- Jewelry (excluding those from earth metals)
- Ores—Minerals & metals including bauxite, alumina & gypsum
- Paintings (antique)
- Plasma in any form
- Wood—Lignum Vitae and logwood only.
- Petroleum products
- Motor vehicles
- Shells (subject to the Convention Of International Trade in Endangered
Species administered by NEPA)
- Live Animals( subject to the Convention Of International Trade in Endangered
Species administered by NEPA).
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
Veterinary Division — Animals and animal products
Plant Quarantine Division — Plants and plant products including spice and pimento greater than 2 lbs.
Mines & Geology Unit — Rocks, stones, soil, alumina, cement
COFFEE INDUSTRY BOARD — Permit
- Green coffee beans
- Roasted coffee over 10lbs / 5 kgs.
COCONUT INDUSTRY BOARD
- Commercial coconut products (with the intention of
generating revenue) including samples.
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL & PLANNING AGENCY (NEPA) Export Permit
BUREAU OF STANDARDS - Certificate
For processed food (such as ackee)
STEPS WHEN EXPORTING BY SEA
Complete booking with shipping company
Complete Export Entry (C87)
Complete Commercial Invoice (C23)
Contact Jamaica Customs Contraband Enforcement Unit 24 hours before loading goods into container. Contact numbers are 923 7641 or 7573912
Complete Dock Receipt issued by shipping agent
Present dock receipt to wharf office (pay security fee)
Submit completed entry form, dock receipt and
other applicable documents to the export officer
Pay customs processing fee ($600)
Deliver cargo to wharf
STEPS WHEN EXPORTING BY AIR
Complete customs entry, invoice, certificate / permit (where applicable), tally sheet and dispatch form.
Contact Jamaica Customs Contraband Enforcement Unit 24 hours before delivering goods to the airline. Contact numbers are 923 7641 or 7573912
Present documents and goods to export officer for checking, signing and numbering.
Pay customs processing fee ($600)
Deliver cargo to *airline's warehouse
Present tally sheet along with dispatch form to the airline representative who will facilitate the entry of goods into the warehouse.
* Some airline may require prior booking.