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Jamaica Customs updates items not requiring trade licenses

Friday, November 15, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) has published a list of items which no longer require import or export licences from the Trade Board.

The JCA reminded traders, in a release a short while ago, that while these items no longer require licenses, where applicable, the appropriate permits or letters of approval must be obtained from the relevant authority.

The following items no longer require import licenses from the Trade Board:

  • Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered.
  • Sulphuric acid for chemical analysis; Oleum
  • Other games, operated by coins, banknotes, bankcards, tokens or by any other means of payment, other than automatic bowling alley equipment.
  • Lac; natural gums, resins, gum-resins and oleoresin (for example balsams).
  • Vegetable saps and extracts; pectic substances, pectinates and pectates; agar-agar and other mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from vegetable products.

The following items no longer require export licenses:

  • Live Animals
  • Crocodiles
  • Crocodile eggs
  • Eggs (N.O.P)
  • Shells
  • Antique furniture
  • Paintings (antique) — Paintings, drawings and pastels, executed entirely by hand, other than drawings of heading 49.06 and other than hand-painted or hand decorated manufactured articles; collages and similar decorative plaques.
  • Ores, slag and ash
  • Petroleum Products
  • Pimento

The JCA said that it will continue to collaborate with other border regulatory agencies in facilitating trade, while instituting measures, to protect the country's borders.


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