Exporting goods to Jamaica from the US, whether it is for the first time, or on a regular basis, can be a challenging experience. There are many elements to consider when shipping to a country such as Jamaica. If you are in the US and not entirely familiar with the Latin American market, you should consider a cargo shipping company that knows the business culture, the language, the customs regulations and has a proven track record of success when it comes to freight shipping to Jamaica.
During the past 20 years, our specialized logistics and freight forwarding services by ocean and air have helped various US exporters to succeed in the Latin American markets. Using our expertise, our vast network of carriers, and extensive knowledge of the business culture , we give you the peace of mind you need to continue developing stronger relationships with your customers and suppliers.
The US is the largest supplier of goods to Jamaica and a land of opportunities for US importers. Whether it is a one-time deal or as part of your ongoing requirements, shipping cargo from the US to Jamaica can be a challenging experience.
We provide you with all the experience and necessary tools to import from the US headache-free and offer the most flexible door-to-door service in the industry:
Documentation requirements vary depending on the category of goods being shipped and can get quite extensive. They usually include Commercial invoice, Bill of lading / Air waybill, Packing list, Insurance certificate, Certificate of Origin (if required).
To avoid delays or hassles when shipping to Jamaica, your packing list must be as detailed as possible. Vague wording like “miscellaneous” attracts negative attention and further inspections.
Regulations can be strict on certain categories of goods being imported to Jamaica. Prior authorization or special permits may be needed for certain items such as agricultural products, processed foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics or antiques.
Prohibited commodities include certain used vehicles, used clothing and accessories, used tires, certainly used machinery and all types of toxic wastes or dangerous residues.
Duties and tariffs are usually based on the total value of the shipment in question, and depending on how well-documented the cargo is, those values could be determined by the judgment of Customs Officials on the spot.