Jamaica Advance Cargo Information Seminar

Commissioner of Customs, Mrs. Velma Ricketts Walker, addressed the opening of the Jamaica Advance Cargo Information Seminar, involving the Jamaica Customs Agency, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

This collaboration will ensure:

  • Customs operations are modernised through the removal of a paper environment
  • Border security is enhanced through improved risk assessment
  • Full compliance with customs regulations is facilitated in advance of cargo arrival
  • Pre-assessment and less intrusive methods of inspection, increasing the throughput of cargo clearance

For Trade:

  • Airlines, freight forwarders, shippers and border agencies in over 90 countries will  ‘talk’ the same digital language
  • Consistency in Cargo Manifest Declaration from all agents and consolidators to the Agency
  • Communication across the supply chain is consistent and simplified

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Jamaica Customs Agency

Customs House
Myers Wharf,
Newport East, Kingston 15
Phone: 876 922 5140-8 | 922 8770-3

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2-4 King Street, Kingston
Phone: 876 948 5151

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