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Important information about Cargo Shipping to jamaica

International Cargo Shipping To Jamaica

If you are thinking about cargo shipping household items, a vehicle, or other goods to Jamaica, a professional and dependable cargo shipping company like Cargo Experts can help make your experience cargo shipping to Jamaica simple. 

Jamaica, an island in the Greater Antilles, located in the Caribbean, spans more than 4,200 square miles. Neighboring islands include the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Jamaica is home to a number of cargo shipping ports including the Port of Morant, Port of Ocho Rios, and the Port of Lucea. Kingston, Jamaica's largest city and capital, is also home to Jamaica’s largest shipping port, the Port of Kingston.

Before cargo shipping to Jamaica, there there is some important information that you will need to get in order. Documents you'll need include:
  • A passport
  • Import License (if applicable)
  • Title of your vehicle (if you are shipping a car to Jamaica)
  • Bill of Sight
  • Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC)
  • Import Entry
If you are moving overseas to Jamaica, you can quite easily ship household goods and personal items including things like furniture, a stove, a radio, or a refrigerator. Goods with a CIF import value (cost, insurance, freight) of one thousand USD or less may be cleared in Jamaica without assistance from a licensed Customs Broker.

If you are shipping goods to Jamaica that are valued in excess of $1,000 USD, you need to have help from a licensed Customs Broker. If you are moving to Jamaica you are allowed to bring clothing and toiletries for your personal use. You can also bring instruments and tools that you need for your work or employment, as long as these items have been in your possession for a reasonable period of time and are not for resale.

Tobacco and wines and spirits are allowed as long as they are in quantities appropriate for personal use. Used household items that are not imported for resale are also allowed. 

Items Restricted from Cargo Shipping to Jamaica

There are restrictions on some items that you might be interested in shipping to Jamaica. For example, if you are shipping meat, fruits, or vegetables to Jamaica, you will need to have a special certificate. Firearms also require a special permit and license to import to Jamaica. Two way radios also require a permit.

If you are interested in shipping certain medications to Jamaica, you will need to have a PSD certificate.

Prohibited Items when Cargo Shipping to Jamaica

Some items are strictly prohibited from shipping to Jamaica. Items that are not allowed if you are shipping to Jamaica include the following:

  • Counterfeit money of any kind
  • Obscene prints
  • Anything with marks, designs or words that are offensive or obscene

Interesting in Shipping a Car to Jamaica?

If you are interested in shipping a car to Jamaica or importing a vehicle to Jamaica, Cargo Experts can help you with all the details related to ro ro shipping and shipping a car to Jamaica.   If you want to ship a car to Jamaica, please note that your vehicle cannot be older than four years of age. If you are a resident of Jamaica who has been away from the country for a period of time, you can import two new or used vehicles (one for personal use and one for commercial use) during any three year period of time. There is some paperwork you will need to get organized to ship a car to Jamaica. You'll need:
  • Import License
  • Passport
  • Driver's license
  • Insurance certificate
  • Certificate of Title or related Registration documents
  • Invoice with information about the vehicle model, make, accessories, and CIF value
  • Tax Compliance Certificate
Make sure you plan to obtain an import license before your vehicle is shipped to Jamaica.

There is a lot to think about as you prepare to for international cargo shipping to Jamaica.  Contact Cargo Experts for more specific information about rules and regulations when shipping to Jamaica. A dependable and experienced cargo shipping company will assist you with import rules and regulations.

Choosing the right international cargo shipping company can help make your experience with international shipping and overseas moving positive. You can get a fast and free FREIGHT QUOTE from Cargo Experts, or you can call toll free 1- 866-994-7822 for more information.

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