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JCA to launch JSWIFT website for licence applications The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will launch its Jamaica Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT) website, that will allow importers and exporters to apply for licences, permits, certificates and any other international trade-related documents through a single portal in November....Read
New Customs Act (2019) tabled – aimed at promoting and supporting Jamaica’s socio-economic development. Arising from a decision of Cabinet in 2017, the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) was tasked with the responsibility to develop a new legislative framework which would further promote business opportunities for Jamaica, particularly in the areas of shipping, logistics and international trade. Following several stakeholder consultations, the Agency, along with its partners, completed a significant leg of the process, which resulted in the new Act being tabled in Parliament in June 2019....Read
National Trade Facilitation Task Force Committee Prepares For WTO TFA Notification. Jamaica’s Trade Facilitation Reform Programme (TFRP) is aimed at resolving procedural obstacles and impediments in Jamaica’s border regulatory procedures, in order to improve the overall business and trading environment. These reforms are expected to yield greater efficiency and business competitiveness, and form part of the Government of Jamaica’s (GOJ) overall thrust towards achieving accelerated economic growth while ensuring Jamaica implements its World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement commitments. The trade facilitation task force is chaired by Patricia Francis and is supported by a secretariat....Read
Importers of motor vehicles are hereby advised of the following important dates and model year specifications with respect to the importation of motor vehicles and specific heavy duty equipment for the year ending December 31, 2019:...Read
Health and Wellness Ministry Halts Imports of Ranitidine The Ministry of Health and Wellness is formally notifying healthcare providers, distributors and patients that effective immediately, no further supplies of ranitidine will be allowed into the island. ...Read
President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) Diane Edwards is imploring businesses who want to begin exporting to conduct sufficient research before entering a market....Read