Passengers

The Customs Tariff allows for each passenger to receive duty concessions in respect of the following:

  • Instruments and tools to be used for the purpose of their profession, trade, occupation or employment, provided that the items have been in the passengers’ possession and bonafide use for a reasonable period;
  • Tobacco and some potable articles including wines and spirits in the baggage or on the  person which they might reasonably be expected to carry with them for personal use, in such quantities as the Commissioner may from time to time approve;
  • Used household effects which have been in the passenger’s use for a reasonable period of time and are not imported for sale;
  • A passenger who is eighteen (18) years or older is entitled to additional duty concession in respect of other personal or household effects not specified in (1), (2) or (3) above which the proper officer is satisfied are not imported for sale or commercial exchange and do not exceed US$500 in total value. (Please note: This allowance is NOT applicable to members of the crew of an aircraft or ship)A passenger who is eighteen (18) years or older is entitled to additional duty concession in respect of other personal or household effects not specified in (1), (2) or (3) above which the proper officer is satisfied are not imported for sale or commercial exchange and do not exceed US$500 in total value. (Please note: This allowance is NOT applicable to members of the crew of an aircraft or ship)

 

It is advisable not to carry a package for any one you do not know but, if you do, make sure you know what is inside the package.

Do not seek or accept advice from unauthorized persons, they may lead you astray.

Do not attempt to import or export illicit drugs, e.g., cocaine, marijuana, ganja, heroin, crack. Please notify the Customs Officer of any one suspected of importing or exporting illicit drugs.

 

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Jamaica Customs Agency

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

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

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