The Import/Export One Stop Shop

The Agricultural Support Services Project (ASSP) in the Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Cabinet, Ports Authority of Jamaica and Jamaica Customs Department, has introduced an Import and Export One Stop shop. The objective is to streamline trade inspection and document processing, making the process simpler and hassle-free. The one stop shop will operate an internet based system through which traders can also apply for permits and certification, pay fees and submit supporting documents online.

For greater efficiency the facility is further concentrated into specific trade units:
Export One Stop shop
Import One Stop shop

Agencies Involved in the One Stop Shop

All of the six (6) agencies with responsibility for approvals of permits and inspection of produce are housed at the one stop shop locations. To achieve quicker processing time an information desk is also available to collate applications and collect fees, while goods are being checked and cleared by the relevant unit.

Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries

  • Plant Quarantine Division
  • Veterinary Services Division

Ministry of Health

  • Public Health
  • Pesticide Control Authority

Ministry of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce

  • Bureau of Standards Jamaica
  • Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division

Locations

The One Stop shops are located at the major ports of entry and export, including:

Ship at port of entryNorman Manley International Airport
Agricultural Export Complex
Kingston, Jamaica

Sangster’s International Airport
Agricultural Export Complex
Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica

APM Terminals Limited
Port Bustamante, P.O. Box 1122
GPO Kingston, Jamaica