All auctions conducted by the Jamaica Customs Agency follow established guidelines and procedures in order to ensure transparency and adherence to the law.
IMPORTATION OF CHARITABLE ITEMS
The Charities Act implemented by the Charities Authority and the Registrar of Charities took effect on December 24, 2013. All entities seeking to be certified as a charitable institution, or to obtain benefits under the Charities Act, must first be registered with the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies (DCFS). Information on registration requirements and procedure can be obtained from the DCFS’s website at www.dcfsjamaica.org.
The clearance of all commercial goods must be done using the Electronic Single Administrative Document (eSAD) on the ASYCUDA System.
What are commercial goods?
Goods can be classified as being commercial if they fall into any of the following categories:
- They are imported for business purposes.
- They are imported for resale.
- They are samples imported for business purposes.
What are the documents needed to import commercial goods?
In order to determine the customs value for Customs duty purposes, it is necessary to have full knowledge of the facts relating to the commercial transaction involving the imported goods.
Protecting The Country
Register with Jamaica Trade & Invest (formerly JAMPRO) AT www.jexporter.com
Registration is required only for individuals or entities exporting goods on a commercial basis or for the purpose of trade which will result in the generation of revenue. An exporter is not required to register under the following circumstances: