Importers are sometimes unaware of the various permit requirements for the importation of certain goods. As a result they are found to be in contravention of the Customs Act. Even though ignorance is no excuse under the law, Customs would prefer to have knowledgeable customers who are compliant with the various rules and regulations rather than penalizing. Any restricted goods arriving without a valid permit is a breach of Section 210 of the Customs Act.
The Customs Tariff allows for each passenger to receive duty concessions in respect of the following:
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List of New and Used Household Effects Imported by a Returning Resident
Returning Students are entitled to import reasonable quantity of used household effects, musical instruments, and one of each type of electronic equipment (new or used)
See attached below or click here for further details.
Returning Residents must visit the Jamaica Customs Agency Returning Residents Unit.
Prohibited items are absolutely forbidden from entering Jamaica, some of which include:
Indecent and obscene prints
Indecent and obscene prints, paintings, photographs, cinematograph films, lithographs, engravings, books, cards or written communications or any indecent or obscene articles whether similar to the above or not and any parcels, packages or packets having thereon, or on the cover thereof, any words, marks or designs which are grossly offensive or of an indecent or obscene character.