Jamaica Customs has formally notified that a 6-digits harmonized code will become mandatory for all inbound cargo to Jamaica.

Effective September 1, 2016, the 6-digit HS Code must be inserted in the Bill of Lading and container levels in the HS Code field for this cargo when submitting advance reports to Jamaica Customs.

In the case of several goods in mixed cargo consigned as one shipment, the 6-digit code for the goods with the greatest representative value should be inserted.

Information on Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) can is located at the World Customs Organization (WCO) website.

It is, therefore, mandatory to request the HS Code from the Booking Party/Shipper to transmit properly to the Jamaica Customs system.

For a PDF copy of the original release from the Jamaican Customs Agency, click here.


in Jamaican Documentation