News

Customs to open some locations on Saturdays leading to Christmas

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Print this page Email A Friend!


SOME locations of the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will be extending their opening days to include Saturday, December 16 and 23 to accommodate the anticipated seasonal rush.

Speaking with JIS News, manager for Marine Wharves at the JCA, Alicia Christian Scott, said while Customs House will be open on both Saturdays, people using other warehouses should check to ensure the relevant ones are opened.

She also reminded customers who are collecting barrels and packages that they have 14 days within which to collect the packages, or this will attract an additional storage charge.

Currently, individuals are required to pay shipping fees to the shipping company, handling and storage fees, as well as fees to customs for the duties applicable.

There is also a concessionary rate of $6,500 each for barrels containing personal items such as clothing, food, toiletries and small household appliances.

Additionally, people travelling to Jamaica are allowed US$500 worth of personal effects as unaccompanied luggage being collected within two months of travel.

Christian Scott said people accepting packages should bring along a valid identification card; tax registration number, as well as the C27/Yellow Form collected when travelling.

She further advised that any person clearing a barrel on behalf of a party in whose name the container was shipped must have written authorisation from the individual that is signed and stamped by a justice of the peace (JP) or a notary public, as well as a copy of their identification, also certified by a JP.

Christian Scott, meanwhile, has appealed to customers using the ports to exercise patience, as the process will take a little longer during the busy season.

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT