Jamaica Customs Advises of Items No Longer Requiring Licences from TBL

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is advising the public of the Amended (2019) List of Items, which have been updated in the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA), which no longer require import or export licences from the Trade Board Limited (TBL).

The JCA further reminds traders, that while these items no longer require licences, where applicable, the requisite permits or letters of approval must be obtained from the relevant authority.   

Below is the detailed list of items from which import or export licences have been removed, and their accompanying (Tariff Codes) HS Classification Codes.

The following items no longer require import licences from the TBL:


(Tariff) HS Code

Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered.

1211.2000.00 to 1211.9090.00

Sulphuric acid for chemical analysis; Oleum

2807.0010.00, 2807.0030.00

Other games, operated by coins, banknotes, bankcards, tokens or by any other means of payment, other than automatic bowling alley equipment.


Lac; natural gums, resins, gum-resins and oleoresin (for example balsams).

1301.2000.00 to 1301.9090.00

Vegetable saps and extracts; pectic substances, pectinates and pectates; agar-agar and other mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from vegetable products.

1302.1100.00 to 1302.3900.00



The following items no longer require export licences from the TBL:


(Tariff) HS Code

Live Animals

Chapter 01 (01.01 to 01.06)



Crocodile Eggs


Eggs (N.O.P)



05.07, 05.08, 96.01

Antique Furniture


Paintings (antique) - Paintings, drawings and pastels, executed entirely by hand, other than drawings of heading 49.06 and other than hand-painted or hand decorated manufactured articles; collages and similar decorative plaques.


Ores, slag and ash

Chapter 26

These items require an approval letter from the Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology (Commissioner of Mines) for exportation.

Petroleum Products

Tariff headings 27.09 to 27.15

These items require an approval letter from the Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology (Commissioner of Mines) for exportation.


0904.2120.00, 0904.2220.00


The JCA continues to collaborate with other Border Regulatory Agencies (BRAs) in facilitating trade, while instituting measures, to protect the country’s borders.




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