Jamaican News: Breaking & Current News from the Jamaica Observer

Jamaican News: Breaking & Current News from the Jamaica Observer


KINGSTON, Jamaica –With the pending introduction of Government’s Customs Administration Fees (CAF), the Jamaica Customs Department has extended opening hours to clear the backlog of goods on the wharves.
The Department says it will be extending its  hours at Custo…

Waivers for charitable items

Q: An organisation abroad wants to send five barrels of food to my church for our HELP Ministry. How do I get a waiver for these items?…

Participating in auctions

Q: I want to participate in the next General Cargo Auction. What do I need to do?

A: The Department’s first General Cargo Au…

Reimporting goods after repair or servicing

Q: I bought a television overseas and took it with me through the airport when I arrived in Jamaica. When I got home and examined it, I …

Thursday, December, 6 2012   

Q: A barrel was sent to my grandmother who is old and unable to clear it herself. Can someone else clear it for her? If yes, what is the process? …

Thursday, November, 29 2012   

Q: Is there a difference between prohibited and restricted items? Also, can you give me a list of such items? A: Prohibited items refer to arti…

Thursday, November, 22 2012   

Q: I am contemplating importing a motor vehicle. Is there an age limit on vehicles I can import? Also, what documents do I need? A: There are a…

Wednesday, November, 14 2012   

Q: What are the steps involved in clearing commercial shipment? A: Clearing commercial shipment will require the services of a customs broker. …

Thursday, November, 8 2012   

Q: How do I clear Customs at the airport? What are my allowances and what is the difference between the red and green lines? A: After disembark…

Thursday, November, 1 2012   

Q: The busy Christmas season is fast approaching and I will be receiving barrels of goods from my relatives abroad. What are the correct steps to…

Balford Henry | Friday, August, 31 2012   

PLANNING to import a motor vehicle into Jamaica? It is advisable to check the Jamaica Customs website for information on the documents required to…

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