Jamaica Importer of Record and IT Shipping

FGX provides Importer of Record services to Jamaica. The end-to-end logistics and shipping process takes approximately one week.

Jamaica Importer of Record at a Glance:

Importer of Record

  • Jamaica is a popular destination for our clients to utilize our importer of record services
  • All shipments are subject to an environmental levy based on CIF (cost, insurance, and freight value)

IT Shipping & Logistics

  • Direct flights from JFK to Montego Bay, Jamaica take approximately one to two business days

Importer of Record and Pre-Shipment Documentation

Importer of Record

Jamaica is a popular location for our clients to utilize an Importer of Record provider. However, if our clients have a registered entity that is import eligible, FGX will assist them in acting as their own Importer of Record.

Environmental Levy

In addition to VAT, imports into Jamaica will be subject to an environmental levy. The environmental levy is a percentage of the total CIF (cost, insurance, and freight value) and is issued on all shipments.

IT Shipping & Logistics

There are direct flights from JFK (New York) to Montego Bay, Jamaica, so wide-bodied air freight from the FGX facility typically only takes one to two business days. Once the shipment has arrived in Jamaica and cleared customs, last-mile delivery takes two to three days. There are no special permit requirements, so the end-to-end timeline should take approximately one working week.

FGX manages all of our client’s shipments door-to-door (or door-to-datacenter). This case study showcases how we navigated IT logistics and importation into Jamaica at the time that it was written. Regulations and challenges are constantly changing and exact shipping requirements may have changed. To learn more about FGX and how our global shipping platform can help your company, reach out here.



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