Navigating Trade Barriers, Together

Welcome to the Jamaica Trade Information Portal (JTIP) managed by the Trade Board Limited (TBL), your premier gateway to navigating the complexities of cross-border trade in Jamaica. Designed to empower exporters and importers, our platform offers comprehensive insights into tariffs, import duties, regulations, non-tariff measures, and streamlined procedures and forms. Our mission is to enhance transparency, reduce costs, and save time, making your trading experience smoother and more efficient. Join us in driving success through informed trading.

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Our Trade Information Portal offers an all-encompassing, user-friendly platform designed to streamline your journey through Jamaica's export-import regulations. From regulatory documents to step-by-step procedures and essential forms, our portal is your one-stop resource for business expansion. Allow the portal to simplify trade in Jamaica for you. Follow our guided paths, and we'll lead you through every aspect of the export-import process, from securing permits and licenses to effortlessly navigating customs and tariffs.

 

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Legal Document

Information on trade, including laws and regulations, measures, standards, procedures, process maps, guidance notes, fees, forms, licenses and permit and customs tariff (organized by HS Code) as well as duty, fees, taxes, levies and applicable penalties in case of a breach.

 

 

 

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Measure

Information on measures comprising of licensing and permit requirements, technical conformity standards, certification requirements and generally any form of authorization, inspection, verification, or other forms of control concerning export, import, and transit.

 

 

 

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Procedure & Form

Information on procedures required when applying for licenses, permits, border clearance or other regulatory obligations relating to export, import or transit of goods and means of transport and Forms (application forms, licenses, permits, etc.) relating to procedures.

 

 

 

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Trade Agreement

Information relating to international, regional and bilateral trade agreements to which Jamaica is a party, including the applicable rules, regulations and requirements and the opportunities for Jamaica on a product by product basis.

 

 

 

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Opening Doors to Global Opportunities

Welcome to the Jamaica Trade Information Portal, your comprehensive resource for navigating the intricacies of international trade in Jamaica. Our platform, hosted by Trade Board Limited (TBL), serves as a one-stop destination for exporters and importers seeking vital information on tariffs, import duties, regulations, non-tariff measures, procedures, and forms. With a commitment to transparency and accessibility, we empower businesses to make informed decisions, reduce costs, and save valuable time in their trading endeavors. Whether you're a seasoned trader or just starting out, our portal is your trusted companion in unlocking the vast opportunities of global commerce while seamlessly navigating the regulatory landscape of Jamaica. Welcome aboard, and let's embark on a journey of trade success together.

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Procedure
Exporters Registration JAMPRO
Updated Exporters Registration Process by JAMPRO since October 1, 2023
Interim Importation of Cannabis -CLA
A step-by-step process on the importation of Cannabis
Import/ Export of Hazardous Substances - HSRMA
This procedure details the exportation of Hazardous Substances
Legal Document
THE EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE ACT
An Act explaining the rights under the Exclusive Economic Zone Act
CARIBBEAN BASIN ECONOMIC RECOVERY
A bilateral trade agreement between CARICOM and United States to provide preferential market access of spe cific products to the United States
CARICOM - COST RICA Trade Agreement
A bi-lateral preferential trade agreement between CARICOM and Costa Rica
Forms
Application for the Import / Export Authorization
Authorization for the Importation and Exportation of Hazardous Substances
Product Analysis Form
Product Analysis Form
Exporting Animals -NEPA (Additional Form)
This forms deals with the exportation of animals
Measures
Administrative Procedure for Imported Products - NCRA
The National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) has the responsibility to make arrangements for the inspection of commodities, processes and practices to ensure the maintenance of standards.
Inspection of commodities at ports of entry (NCRA)
The National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) has the responsibility to make arrangements for the inspection of commodities, processes and practices to ensure the maintenance of standards.
Licensing Requirement for Special Exclusive Prospecting
A Special Exclusive Prospecting Licence needs to be obtained from the Mines and Geology Division prior to the excavation of specific mineral/minerals in Jamaica. Applicants are required under the law obtain this lease - The Mining Act Regulations1947.

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