Customs House Weekly Series #32
Jamaica Customs heads to Spanish Town for 2nd Community-based Engagement
Spanish Town will come alive this Thursday, August 17, as the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), will host its second community-based engagement: “Customs Meets the Community,” under the theme: ‘Reaching Our Customers Where They Are.’
The event will be held on the grounds of the Social Development Commission (SDC), 1 Port Henderson Road, Spanish Town, St. Catherine from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and will involve a series of presentations, performances and booth displays.
The Engagement will target school and church administrators, business people, charity groups, political representatives, entrepreneurs, vendors, civil society and the ‘man in the street’, with the aim of increasing their knowledge about Customs policies and clearance procedures.
The Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspection Branch, within the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF); a border regulatory agency, will also be part of this Engagement.
The “Customs Meets the Community,” initiative was launched in January 2017, and is in keeping with the JCA’s public education thrust to expand its reach and better connect with its customers at the ‘grass roots’ level. The Agency’s first engagement was held in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth in May this year.