JCA’s contactless clearance process remains optional until notice Loop Jamaica

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The Jamaica Customs Agency’s (JCA) says its  physical inspection reform initiative, contactless clearance process will remain optional, notwithstanding the previously announced April 02, mandatory implementation date.

Thw JCA in a release said this adjustment is the result of an Interim Order made in the Supreme Court on March 28 which directed that no changes be made to the current regime, pending the determination of certain matters that have been placed before the Court.

The Contactless Clearance Process remains an option when clearing personal (non-commercial) shipments at the seaports, with a CIF value of less than US$5000.00.

The JCA in the release said it  is committed to ensuring that the Contactless Clearance Process is of benefit to all, including Importers, Agents, Warehouse Operators, Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders.

The Agency will continue to review the programme and engage with stakeholders, to ensure that it is implemented in a manner that continues to safeguard the rights of importers, remains consistent with international best practices, and upholds the Agency’s mandate with respect to trade facilitation and border protection.

The Agency is aware that there is misinformation in the public domain, regarding the Contactless Clearance Process, The release stated.

Therefore, in the coming weeks, we will continue to share information regarding how the process works, how to access it and its benefits.

The JCA  in a release said that for further details our customers may visit https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/contactless-clearance.

Customers may also email: [email protected] or call 876-922-5140-8.