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  • The amendment will provide the Commissioner of Customs with additional power to forego the security requirements on temporary importation of goods.
  • This will be applicable in circumstances where the office is satisfied that the goods, once imported, will be re-exported from the island within the time specified.
  • The new regime will come into effect next month.

Cabinet has approved an amendment to the Customs Act to provide the Commissioner of Customs with additional power to forego the security requirements on temporary importation of goods.

This will be applicable in circumstances where the office is satisfied that the goods, once imported, will be re-exported from the island within the time specified.

Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, who made the disclosure during Wednesday’s (June 11) Jamaica House media briefing, at the Office of the Prime Minister, said the new regime will come into effect next month.

She informed that it will fast track the movement of goods through the ports by investors, delegates and organisers of meetings, events, and conventions as well as the promoters of the film industry and international sporting events.

The new system will also significantly reduce the cost for persons who are investing and participating in major promotions and productions, thus allowing Jamaica to attract more of these events, Ms. Falconer said.