Customs House Weekly Series #19
Jamaica Customs Re-launches Website:
‘Live Chat’ to Enhance Customer Service Delivery
Visitors and customers visiting the re-launched website of the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), now have the opportunity to engage with, and interact directly with the Agency’s Customer Service Representatives via ‘Live Chat’, an online communication channel.
The use of the ‘Live Chat’ communication platform forms part of the Agency’s strategic focus to improve its customer service delivery, as clients can now make enquiries and receive responses from the JCA’s Customer Service Representatives, in real time. The feature also allows customers to leave messages, which are routed as emails to representatives, for follow-up.
The ‘Live Chat’ feature will augment the Agency’s general email channels, namely: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com which customers currently use to make enquiries, lodge complaints or provide comments. You may also contact the Customer Service Team at: 922-5140-8, extensions 3148, 3149, 3009 or 3497.
Also, in train for implementation on the website, is a Duty Calculator, which will allow customers to calculate their estimated charges for duties and taxes, on items being imported.
Among other things, visitors to the JCA’s website can find information covering:
- Daily (Foreign) Exchange Rate
- Import and Export Procedures
- Transshipment Procedures
- Trade Agreements
- CARICOM Imports
- Motor Vehicle Imports
- Barrel Clearances
- Customs and Related Laws
- Valuation Procedures
- News Stories and Newsletters
- Upcoming Auctions
Users of the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA World) will continue to access this portal via the JCA’s website.