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# Procedure Name Summary Agency Category Created On
1 Registration of Importers - VSD Applicants are required to first register to use the MOAT system using the ‘Not yet registered?’ link on the MOAT website (www.moatrade.gov.jm) Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
2 Import Permit - VSD Importers, Customs Brokers, and the General Public can apply for a Veterinary Import Permit for live animals or products of animal origin for COMMERCIAL or NON-COMMERCIAL/ DOMESTIC purposes using the Ministry of Agriculture Trade System (MOAT) www.moatr Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
3 Coconut Export Licence - JACRA Export License Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
4 Coconut Import Permit - JACRA Detailed step by step process flow to acquire an import permit for coconuts. Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
5 Coconut Import Release Permit - JACRA This process flow details the necessary steps required to obtain a Release permit from customs for the importation of coconut and its byproducts. Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
6 Banana Export Permit and Certificate - BIB Step by step process of acquiring a Banana Export Permit and Certification Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
7 Coffee Dealer License- JACRA A step by step guide on how a coffee dealer gets a Dealer License from the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
8 Coffee Works License- JACRA Application for acquiring Coffee Work Licence Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
9 Pesticides Import Permit - PCA The process required to acquire an import permit from the Pesticide Control Authority Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
10 Chemicals and Food Additives Import Permit - MOH A step by step guide on the procedures an importer should follow to import Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
11 Controlled Substance Import Permit - MOH A step by step guide on how to import controlled substance Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
12 Medicines, Cosmetics and Medical Devices Import Permit - MOH Step by step process to acquire an import permit from the PRA. Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
13 Pharmaceutical Product Registration- MOH Required procedure to register a product with the Ministry of Health; Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Affairs. Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
14 Pharmaceutical Product Registration (Generic) - MOH Process flow detailing the necessary steps to be taken in order to acquire a Product Licence from the Ministry of Health, Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Affairs. Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
15 Import Inspection- FSPID A step by step by guide on the inspection for imported food Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
16 Import Permit of Plant Quarantine Division- PQD Detailed process flow outlining the necessary procedure to acquire an import permit through the Plant Quarantine Division. This includes flowers, seeds, fruits, vegetables, horticulture, coffee, cocoa, coconut, silica, sand, banana, Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
17 Import Inspection by Plant Quarantine Division - PQD Procedure detailing the process by which an Importer/Broker may request an inspection from the PQD of imported goods. This includes flowers, seeds, fruits, vegetables, coconut, cocoa, silica, sand, horticulture, coffee, and other plants specimens. Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
18 Coffee Import Permit - JACRA This procedure details the procedure necessary to acquire an Import Permit for the importation of Coffee. Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
19 Import Inspection - MOH A detailed guide on the steps necessary for the inspection on imported food items Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
20 Pimento Export - MICAF A detailed guide on the steps that exporters that should take when exporting their products overseas Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
21 Export Packaging Facility Certification - PQD Approved procedure for acquiring a Packaging Facility Authorization letter from the Plant Quarantine Division. Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
22 Import Inspection - NCRA Procedure necessary for attaining approval from the NCRA for commodities imported into Jamaica. Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
23 Phytosanitary Certification of Export - PQD This process flow details the necessary steps required to acquire an Export Phytosanitary Certification. Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
24 Pre-clearance Certificate of Export - PQD A detailed summary of the steps that an exporter needs to take in order to receive a preclearance certificate Ministry of Commerce Import/Export 2024-03-06
25 Veterinary Import Permit - VSD All Live animals, products and by-products of animal origin and products imported for animal use requires a Veterinary Import Permit under the law, The Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act 1948. Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
26 Certificate of Origin – Application - TBL [JSWIFT] The following process covers application for a Certificate of Origin under applicable Preferential Treatment Agreements for which the product qualifies. Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
27 Export Certificate for Non-Fisheries Processed Goods - VSD This procedure details the required process of acquiring an Export Certificate for Non-Fisheries Processed Goods. Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
28 Export Certificate for Horse and Food Animals - VSD This procedure details the procedures required to attain an Export Certificate for Horses and Food Animals. Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
29 Amendments to Import/Export Licence - TBL [To-be Procedure in Electronic Single Window] Amendment of import and export licenses from the Trade Board include- Ministry of Commerce Import/Export 2024-03-06
30 Export Certificate for Dogs, Cats and Birds - VSD Required process to acquire an Export Certificate for dogs, cats and birds. NB: An Exporter must first be registered with JAMPRO. Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
31 Export Health Certificate and Export Licence for Fisheries Products - VSD Detailed procedure outlining the procedure necessary to acquire an Export Health Certificate and Export Licence. Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
32 Fisheries Processing Establishment Licence - VSD Detailed procedure specifying the necessary steps to acquire a Fisheries Processing Establishment Licence. Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
33 Import Permit Standard Issue - VSD Procedure detailing the required process to required to acquire a Standard Issue Import Permit Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
34 Import Permit for Dairy Products - VSD A step by step guide of the processes an importer should take in regards to importing dairy Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
35 Import Permit for Zoo Animals - VSD Required steps by step procedure to acquire an Import Permit for Zoo Animals. Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
36 Import Permit for Poultry , Pork and Dairy products - VSD The outlined procedure gives the steps required to acquire an Import Permit for Controlled Goods. Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
37 Import / Export Licence - TBL [JSWIFT] Items requiring a license from the Trade Board include- Ministry of Commerce Import/Export 2024-03-06
38 Special Registration - TBL [JSWIFT] The application for Certification or Registration for import or export of specified restricted commodities within specified quantities at the Trade Board Limited. Items that require Special Registration: 1. Refine Sugar 2. Milk Powder 3. Scrap Metal Ministry of Commerce Import/Export 2024-03-06
39 Importation of Dogs and Cats - VSD The importer of any dog or cat into Jamaica should begin the importation procedures far in advance of the planned importation date and is responsible for ensuring that all laws and obligations are complied with. Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
40 Export Procedure for Fresh Produce This procedure summarises the required procedure to export fresh produce. The procedure is applicable to all agricultural products that have not gone through any form of processing. Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
41 Export Procedure for Furniture This procedure summarizes the process required to export all forms of furniture. Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
42 Cocoa, Spices, and Coconut Import Licence - JACRA A detailed guide on the steps taken to import commodities regulated by JACRA. Please note that applicants should apply for import permit before importing any commodity regulated buy JACRA. Goods regulated by JACRA include pimento, nutmeg, ginger, turmeri Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
43 Spices Export Licence - JACRA Required for the exportation of pimento, nutmeg, ginger or turmeric as raw material, value-added or finished products. Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
44 Release Permit -JACRA A release permit from JACRA will be required to effect clearance of the goods (regulated by JACRA) on their arrival in Jamaica. Goods regulated by JACRA include pimento, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, coconut, cocoa, coffee and any other spice. Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
45 Local Dealers License - JACRA Required for persons who produce, buy, or otherwise offer for sale of any commodity regulated by JACRA excluding coffee. Goods regulated by JACRA include pimento, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, coconut, cocoa and any other spice. Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
46 Coconut, Cocoa & Spices Works Licence - JACRA Required for persons who intend to commercialize commodities regulated by JACRA. An Application for a JACRA issued Works Licence should also accompany a letter of application for an Export Licence for JACRA regulated commodities. Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
47 Registration of Pesticides - PCA A detailed guide on the steps taken to register pesticides in Jamaica Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
48 Cannabis Licence - CLA A detailed guide on the processes taken by applicants to acquire a Cannabis Licence Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
49 Cannabis Licence Overview - CLA This procedure gives an overview of the steps and time taken by CLA to review a licence Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
50 Coffee Local Importer Licence -JACRA A detailed guide that give the steps taken to acquire a Coffee Local Importer Licence Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
51 Coffee Foreign Importer Licence -JACRA A detailed guide that gives the steps taken to acquire a foreign import licence Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
52 Import/ Export Licence -MOAF A detailed guide that highlights the steps taken to acquire an Import/ Export Licence from Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MOAF) Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
53 Environmental Permit and Licence -NEPA A detailed guide on the steps taken by applicants to acquire an environmental permit and licence Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
54 Import/Export/ Re-Export of Animal Species (CITES Application) - NEPA A detailed guide that shows the steps taken to acquire a Import/Export/Re-Export CITES Application Ministry of Commerce Import/Export 2024-03-06
55 Import/Export/ Re-Export of Plant Specimen (CITES Application) - NEPA A detailed guide on the steps taken to acquire a CITES Application Ministry of Commerce Import/Export 2024-03-06
56 Individual Export Quota for Queen Conch- NEPA A detailed guide on the steps taken to acquire an Export Quota for Queen Conch Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
57 Export /Import / Re-Export of Queen Conch- NEPA A detailed guide on the steps taken to acquire Export / Import/ Re-Export of Queen Conch Ministry of Commerce Import/Export 2024-03-06
58 Export Permit for Hazardous Waste -NEPA A detailed guides that gives the steps taken to acquire an Export Permit Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
59 Import Permit for Live Aquatic Flora -VSD A detailed guide for the steps taken to acquire a Import Permit for Live Aquatic Flora Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
60 Re-Registration of Pesticides - PCA A detailed guide on the steps taken to re-register for pesticides Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
61 Firearm Licence ,Permits and Certification -FLA A detailed guide on the steps taken to acquire firearm Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
62 Export Permit for Ornamental Horticultural Products A detailed guide that shows a steps taken to acquire oramental horticultural products Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
63 Export Procedure for prescribed processed foods - General A detailed guide that shows the steps taken to export prescribed foods Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
64 Export Procedure for Seafood -General A detailed guide for the steps taken to export sea food Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
65 Export Procedure for textiles and apparel products -General A detailed guide for the steps taken to export textiles and apparel products Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
66 Clearing Barrel - JCA A detailed guide on the steps taken to clear a barrel Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
67 Importation of Charitable Items -JCA A detailed guides that shows the steps taken to import charitable items Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
68 Importation of Items Arriving Passenger - JCA A detailed guide that shows the steps taken to import item Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
69 Importation of items by Courier Agency -JCA A detailed guide on the steps taken to import items via Courier Service Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
70 Importation of items through the Post Office -JCA A detailed guide on the steps taken to import items through the post office Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
71 Importation of personal items (Unaccompanied via Air or Sea Port) - JCA A detailed guide on the steps taken to import personal items (unaccompanied via Air or Sea Port) Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
72 The Clearance Process - JCA A detailed guide that shows the steps taken to the clearing any items through Customs Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
73 Clearing Commercial Goods- JCA A detailed guide on the steps taken to clear commercial goods Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
74 Clearing of Imported Motor Vehicles - JCA This procedure outlines the process through which a motor vehicle imported into Jamaica can be cleared. Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
75 Quarry Licence - Mines and Geology A step by step guide on how applicants can acquire a Quarry Licence Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
76 Exclusive Prospecting Licence A guide that details the processes involved in obtaining an Exclusive Prospecting Licence Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
77 Mining Licence - Mines and Geology A step by step guide that details how applicants should apply for a Mining Licence Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
78 Special Exclusive Prospecting Licence A step by step guide on how applicants can apply for Special Exclusive Prospecting Licence Ministry of Commerce Procedure 2024-03-06
79 Administrative Procedure for Imported Products - NCRA Procedure necessary for attaining approval from the NCRA for commodities imported into Jamaica. Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
80 Import Inspection for Milk Powder - NCRA This procedure outlines a process for the review of documentation relating to the importation of milk powder on behalf of the Trade Board Ltd. for the purpose of ensuring the health and safety of consumers Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
81 Procedure for importing Hand Sanitisers- NCRA A step-by-step process for the importation of Hand Sanitisers Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
82 Export Permit -Mines and Geology This procedure details the steps required to obtain a Export Permit for Mines and Geology Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
83 Import/ Export of Hazardous Substances - HSRMA This procedure details the exportation of Hazardous Substances Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06
84 Interim Importation of Cannabis -CLA A step-by-step process on the importation of Cannabis Ministry of Commerce Import 2024-03-06
85 Exporters Registration JAMPRO Updated Exporters Registration Process by JAMPRO since October 1, 2023 Ministry of Commerce Export 2024-03-06