Customs House Weekly Series #36
Jamaica Customs Team Heads to Portland for third Community Engagement
This Friday, November 17th, 2017, the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will make its third stop in the parish of Portland for its “Customs Meets the Community” series, being held under the theme: ‘Reaching Our Customers Where They Are.’
The event will be held at Di Old Marina, Port Antonio, Portland, starting at 10:30 a.m. and will involve presentations, entertainment and booth displays.
The Pesticides Control Authority (PCA), of the Ministry of Health, and the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies (DCFS), for which the Agency undertakes regulatory and border protection functions will also participate in this Engagement.
The Engagement will target school and church administrators, entrepreneurs, citizen’s associations, political representatives, farmers, civil society, returning residents and the ‘man in the street’, with the aim of increasing their knowledge about Customs policies and procedures, covering several areas of our operations.
“Customs Meets the Community,” was launched in January 2017 and forms part of the JCA’s public education thrust to create more awareness about its mandates and functions, and to better connect with customers and stakeholders in order that they may have a better understanding and appreciation of its operations as a Government entity.
Since May, the Agency has held Engagements in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth and Spanish Town, St. Catherine, in tandem with the Social Development Commission (SDC), which assists in identifying and mobilising the various target groups.