August 2016

Jamaica Customs Agency Urged To Be Vigilant Against Smuggling

Commissioner of Customs, Major Richard Reese, says he is satisfied with the implementation of the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA).

“We have already implemented the export module and the import module for Sufferance Wharves [in Kingston]. We have also implemented the import module for personal shipments in Kingston and Montego Bay,” he told JIS News.

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GOJ Signs US$30 million Dollar Loan Agreement

The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) and the World Bank signed a Loan Agreement in the sum of Thirty Million United States Dollars (US$30,000,000) today at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. The Loan Agreement will be used for the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) and was signed on behalf of the Government of Jamaica by the Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Audley Shaw, and Galina Sotirva, Country Manager on behalf of the World Bank.

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Mandatory use of Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA World) for Commercial Exports at the Port of Kingston Effective May 11, 2015

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) commenced piloting of the export functionalities of its automated system, ASYCUDA World in December 2014. ASYCUDA World System provides for Customs Declarations and all supporting documentation to be submitted electronically.

Customs Agency Surpasses Revenue Target for First Quarter of 2016/17 Financial Year (FY)

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) continues to be the second largest financial contributor to national development, with the organisation realising a net revenue of $44.422B, during the first quarter of the 2016/17 Financial Year (April to June), surpassing its target by $2.469B or 5.9 per cent.

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Customs e-based system to further improve Countrys trade and travel capacity –ASYCUDA now fully enforced at Ocho Rios, Falmouth Piers

The Ocho Rios Pier in St. Ann and Falmouth Pier in Trelawny are the latest ports to benefit from full implementation of the Automated System for Customs Data – ASYCUDA World – by the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), as the entity continues to roll-out its electronic based system at its satellite offices island wide.

Since April 1 this year, the project has being fully implemented at the major ports of entry in Kingston and St. James.

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