October 2016

Jamaica Customs Cracks Down on ‘Barrel Bike’

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is warning importers to desist from importing goods without the relevant permits, for concealing such goods, and for making a false declaration, as they will be caught and will face the full penalty for breaching the Customs Act.

This warning follows on the heels of yet another find in which an importer attempted to conceal a motor cycle without the requisite permit and for making a false declaration to the Customs Agency.


Customs House — Steps for clearing a barrel

What are the Requirements for Clearing a Barrel?

Barrels are shipped into Jamaica throughout the year; however, Jamaicans at home and abroad, look forward to sending and receiving barrels especially at Christmas time, which is by far, the busiest period of the year, as it relates to clearing these commodities at the ports.

Here are the procedures for clearing a barrel:


Minister Shaw Leads GOJ Delegation to IMF Annual Meeting

The Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Honourable Audley Shaw, CD, MP is leading a Government of Jamaica delegation to Washington DC today to attend the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WB).

The three day IMF/WB Annual Meetings runs from Thursday October 6 through to Sunday October 9, 2016 and will include seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world's financial markets.


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