The practice of packing and shipping barrels to Jamaica from migrants to their loved ones has been common place for years . But how many people stop to think that there is actually right way to pack and prepare a barrel, and what is entailed in clearing that barrel once it gets to its destination .
So if you are shipping a barrel to Jamaica, continue reading because we have prepared a little insight into what is involved in the entire process which we hope will be useful to you.
Packing the barrel
- First it is a good practice to sort all items according to their type. This will allow you to get a better idea of the quantity and how you need to pack them, ensure fragile pieces are wrapped and protected.
- Although its common sense to pack all canned goods and firmer items at the base, (this includes hard cardboard boxes), many people forget how important this is. Its important to build that strong base that can withstand goods loaded on top. Any food stuff can now be wrapped securely preferably in plastic and packed on this firm base
- Items packed in plastic containers is preferred to items packaged in glass so always try to get items packed in plastic to limit the chance of breakage. All bottles caps should be wrapped with tape ( so as to minimize the chance of the cork unscrewing and spilling its contents) placed in plastic before placing them in the barrel.
- Additionally if you have to have have no choice but to have glass then you may use towels and soft items such as tissue paper and any other soft, cushioning materials, to pack around the bottles giving them that extra protection
- Now its always a good idea for clothing and other fabric to be placed at the top of the barrel, preferably in plastic bags to prevent damage from spillage.
- Scented items, such as bath soaps, should be placed on top, away from dry goods and food items, Can you imagine eating your rice meal tasting like Chanel?. If you are shipping more than one barrel, or if you have small boxes you can separate these items, putting them in separate containers.
Finally your choice of barrel is very important fibre-board barrels though cheaper, cannot hold very heavy loads effectively, so if you plan to load up with many large heavy commodities its best you use the plastic barrels as fibre-board barrels bottoms can and do break when packed with heavy items.
How to label your barrel
Now lets look at another important aspect to shipping your barrel and that is labelling. When you take the time to label your barrel correctly it eliminates errors and speeds up the entire shipping process. Incorrectly labelled cargo may result in shipment delays not to mention create problems with handlers and Customs at destination.
In order to properly identify your barrel or shipment put your receiver's name and address clearly on the barrel/shipment. This should ideally be done both on the top and on the sides of barrel, so that they are clearly identifiable. Also write your name and address as the shipper of the barrel/shipment. You can do this similar to how you would address a letter.
Fill out a "Shipper Letter of Instructions" sheet and include a detailed packing list, keep all your purchase receipts until your shipment has safely arrived and delivered to its final destination. Double check that the information that is on your documents is the same as on the actual barrel/shipment.
Remember to seal your barrel with the seal you will receive from your shipping agent. Note that there is a serial number assigned to this seal so make a note of it on your dock receipt, you will need that information later
Boxes should be properly reinforced and taped and pallets should be shrink wrapped and preferably strapped for protection of the cargo.
It is a requirement that all wood packaging material destined for Jamaica must be Heat Treated and ISPM 15 certified.
Planning your shipment
Always plan ahead for your shipping so that your shipment arrives at destination in a timely manner to meet your needs, e
specially during peak periods .
Have shipment delivered or picked up in time to make the scheduled sailing. Avoid waiting for the last minute. The earlier goods are received it stands to reason that the earlier they will be processed to be shipped.
The busy months for shipping are March/April (Easter), June/July/August (festivals/Carnivals/Independence/back to school) and, the busiest season of all, Christmas. Plan wisely for these shipping times so that you are never caught in the last minute rush.
Make your Purchases in the weeks and months before you are ready to ship. It is always a good idea to choose a target arrival date (at destination) and from there choose the shipping date. By keeping in mind these simple suggestions you will give yourself and your family ample time to get the items shipped.
When shipping or air freighting your goods from abroad make sure that:
• shipping/airline documents are obtained from the shipping/airline agent abroad;
• you know the freight agent in Jamaica who is responsible for handling your goods when they arrive.
Be sure to take the Bill Of Lading , Airway Bill so as to clear your goods through customs
CLEARING YOUR ITEMS THROUGH CUSTOMS
If your goods are personal and household effects and do not exceed a Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF) value of US$3000 or the Jamaican equivalent, then you may proceed to the wharf, airport or private warehouse to clear your goods.
Take all your documents such as Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN), valid identification (driver's licence, passport or voter's ID), Invoice, Bill of Lading or Air Way Bill, C27 form,C78X form (not required if items are not dutiable or value US$100 or less) or C86 to the Customs Manifest Branch, at the clearance point. The Manifest Clerk or Officer will process and stamp the baggage declaration form and return the documents to you.
Present all documents to the Customs Officer on duty and await his/her instructions. You should be ready to open your baggage for inspection when told to do so.
If, after inspection, it is determined that no duty is payable, the Customs Officer will issue a Customs Release. If it is determined that duties are payable the Customs Officer will direct you to the Customs Cashier to pay the necessary duties and fees. On your return after paying the duties and fees, the Customs Officer will issue the Customs Release.
Persons to whom barrels have been sent from overseas:
Take your Arrival Notice, Bill of Lading or Airway Bill and identification to the freight agent who is responsible for receiving and handling your goods.
The freight agent will process your papers and collect all fees due to them (not customs fees) and advise you when and where (wharf or warehouse) the package(s) will be available for inspection by Customs.
Take your documents (including Customs Forms C78X and C86 to the wharf or warehouse at the appropriate time and present them to the clerk in the Customs Manifest Branch .
After you have collected your shipping documents from the shipping agent and paid the relevant handling and/storage fees proceed to the warehouse where your barrel or package is stored.
If you have an unaccompanied baggage form c27 (yellow form) from the airport you must present it along with your TRN and your passport to the customs officer
At the warehouse you must present your shipping documents ie your bill of lading and your arrival notice to the security and wait for your barrel to be located and brought out for inspection.
Once located, the Customs Officer will instruct you to open and unpack the barrel or package for inspection.
You will then be directed to the customs cashier to make payment.After you ha After you have paid you then take the release order to the warehouse operator who will then issue a gate pass to you.
If your barrel contains only personal effects and non commercial items then a flat rate of $6500 is applicable.
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If You Are Clearing A barrel For Someone
If you are clearing a barrel for someone you must present
an authorization letter which is signed and stamped by a justice of the peace
- Along with the consignee”s tax registration number (trn) and a valid passport .
Once you have all of these, you can go ahead and present them to Customs.
Ok so now that you have cleared your barrel how do you get it to your destination?
Well there are usually trucks and vans on the outside of the port who will be more than willing to transport your precious cargo but be sure to be willing to negotiate the best price as often times you price will depend on how you look and your perceived ability to pay .
Guess by now you are anxious to know how much it will cost to ship your barrel ,just click the link Request A Quote For Your Barrel and we will be sure to get back to you soon.
168 thoughts on “All You Need To Know About Shipping A Barrel To Jamaica”
Can Hoverboard ship in a barrel to the Caribbean?
Yes you can but you will have to pay duties and if you are speaking about Jamaica you will need a permit
Do you provide direct shipping from CT to Mandeville JA? If so, how much?
Yes we do You may call876 933 0607 for more information
Hi , how much it cost to ship barrel from Israel to Jamaica up to 50 kg , or who should i contact , i can’t find any information online about that
Please send your request to this link https://www.omlintlshipping.com/barrel-quote-form/
What’s the cost to ship two barrel from oshawa
Hello Simone, please send your request to this link https://www.omlintlshipping.com/barrel-quote-form/
How much it cost to ship a 55 gallon barrel from Tampa to Kingston
What is the cost to clear a crate and a fridge from NY to Kin?
Hello June I will forward your request to someone who can help
Hello. How much to clear 2 small plastic barrels with food items in Montego Bay? Thanks.
Do you ship too Trinidad and how much too mail.
Hello Lystra, yes we do ship to Trinidad . As to how much isa the cost you have not provided enough information on which to quote. I can have someone congtact you.
The fridge has arrived in Kingston and I am just wondering how much it will cost to clear it and take home.
How much does it cost to clear a refrigerator sent to Kingston Jamaica from Canada ?
Hello Sadie are you asking how much we would charge to clear the item through customs or are you asking what the customs duties and port fees would be?
The fridge has arrived in Kingston and I am just wondering how much it will cost to clear it and take home.
Hi again Sadie ok the fee to clear the fridge would be approximately US$85 I am not sure wher it will be delivered to so I cant give you a price to deliver.Bear in mind you will alsom have agency fees, port fees and customs duties to deal with I do not know what those are as I do not have enough information
I am a mother and this helped me!
No problem. Thank you.
This information is very useful. Thank you.
You are most welcome
Hello, I sent a barrel to Kingston consisted of school supplies and food n drinks. The items are for a back to school Charity event that I’m having. I’m not a non-profit yet however, I did not pay for any of the supplies they were donated. Last year I worked with a company and they shipped and cleared it for me. This year I’m trying something new. I want to know what do I have to do for them not to charge me or just charge me the flat rate fee to clear my commercial bin.
Hello Sue sorry for the late response we were having technical issues. To answer your question Stationery and educational apparatus and equipment(including those used for games and physical training) which are for use by educational institution approved by the Minister responsible for education and which are intended solely for educational purposes are zero rated therefore you generally be asked to pay customs duties. I am not sure what exactly you have in your bin so I cant be more specific than that.
How much does it cost to clear a barrel sent from the USA to Jamaica containing household items?
Hello Archangel , it depends on where in the US
Does it cost more to inspect a box vs a barrel in Jamaica, and sending both, is there separate charges?
The CAF ( customs administrative fee) is more for the box than the barrel
Good evening ineed to ship a barrel from Teaneck new jersey to kingston Jamaica how much for shipping it
I am trying to send three barrels to Jamaica from Brooklyn ,ny and would like to know how much it costed. Also how long will it take and do you have services that drops the barrel right at the front door? Any help with these matters will be greatly appreciated. ( all items in barrel are non commercial)
Hello Micheal we will be responding by private mail soon
Good Evening I need ship a barrel from Minnesota to Jamaica. How can I do that
Hello Kemar we can help you with that, you will be contacted soon
Hi there, I would like to know if it is any at all possible to ship barrels from Detroit to Jamaica. If not from Ohio to Jamaica? If so, What would the process be?
good day , i need some help to ship 3barrel fr LA, i need a help like now please and thanks
Hello Damion I will have someone make congtact with you
good day thanks, please am here waiting thank you god bless
Can you help me send two barrels from chicago to montego bay?
I Sandra. Had payed Laparkan shipping Company in NY $230USD to ship and cleared one barrel. The barrel was cleared and I was told to have the recipient to pickup the barrel and bring $37.000 JMD that they payed Customs for fee. Two days after. I got another called stated Customs did a re assesment for the same barrel they previously cleared for $65000 JMD. Please let me kw if Customs can cleared one barrel Twice. I think I’ve already know the answer. Awaiting your response. Thanks..
Sorry for the delay in responding but we have been having technical issues. Now to answer your query
Based on the information you provided this represents a very strange occurence. I see where you said you paid $37,000 initially, what did you have in the barrel was it only non commercial items clothes and food items? because these items attract a flat fee of $6,500 . However if you had commercial quantities of any item/s or if the contents does not fall under the description of “personnal effects” then duties would have been assessed according to the CIF value of the goods. As it stands I dont have enough information to understand exactly what is the case. Secondly once the customs duties , warehouse fees etc are paid a release is generated and you are free to leave with your barrel so I am not understanding a reassessment by customs. If you want you can send a private email to email@example.com and we can discuss further.
Hope I helped in some way.
Good day. I would like to ship a barrel from Boston MA, to Jamaica. Do you offer this service from Boston?
Can someone contact me i would like to get a barrel to jamaica want some info
Hi good day need your help please would like to ship a barrel from belgium to jamaica do you offer this service please get back to me as soon as possible
Hi Annalese I will have someone contact you soon
the prices that you are quoting are they US or Jamaican dollar
Hello Karen the pricing are in USD and Ja depending on what it is.
Do you pick up in Sunbury Pa that Northeastern pa wood like to ship a barrel to Jamaica
Hello there Orandy,
I would like to know if you offer barrel packing services for customers who are not within the continental USA. Basically I would purchase my items online. Ship them to you in a timely fashion (probably no more than 3-4 vendors). Your company packs the barrel and I pay for your services. Do you offer this?
Sorry for the delay in responding , the answer is yes we do that . we will allow 30 days for you to prepare and send your items .we will pack and prepare and ship them when you are ready.
Hello, good day, can someone contact me via email because I would like to have a 1 on 1 talk with them please.
I would like to know if we need to do something specific to ship 6 barrels to Jamaica. We come each year on a Mission Trip bringing school supplies and children’s shoes and socks. How can we make this process smooth. Last year we had a bus load of 23 people waiting for hours for us to get the barrels to deliver to the schools. Please help. Thanks.
Hello Ejaye sorry for the delay in responding we were having some technical issues I will have some contact you to discuss your particular situation. In the meantime. without a full knowledge of your particular situation, I would suggest sending your barrels early so they can clear customs in time. What we actually is clear the shipment and store it at our warehouse free of cost to eliminate those extra storage cost that the port would charge, its a simple act of picking us your barrels when you arrive .
Do you ship from jacksonvilleFl to Jamaica?
Yes we do, if you like I can have someone get in touch with you.
How much it is to send one barrel
Hi Garfield Your question is a bit vague we would need more information like where its coming from where its going and the kind of service you are seeking.
Hi Orandy how much to clear a barrel with car parts how much to clear a container with car parts how much to clear a 2018 Toyota CHR Thank you in Advance
Hello Marvin I will have someone from our team contact you by private nail
Last year I pay a little over $30k to ship one barrel with Hunter shipping from N.Y. to king &i go to pick up immediately as they call me the custom officer see old clothes &used carpet yet she charge me $23kmash ,I need a private wharf please
Hello sorry for the delay in answering .Firstly mot sure why you would pay $30,000 to ship your barrel.Additionally the customs duties is $6500 so if you paid $23,000 then perhaps you did not have just food and personnal effects or perhaps the volume of items was considered commercial quantities, I cant say.Finally I dont understand what you mean by private wharf.
PTL want to send a barrel to Kingston Jamaica mostly clothes shoes tolietries some food we’re is a shipping dock near Columbus Ohio or Detroit Michigan
Hi, I would like to send a barrel or box (with mostly clothing and stationery items) from South Jordan, Utah to Jamaica. Do you know where I can get a barrel to do so? Additionally, is it cheaper to send a box or barrel? Thanks in advance.
I would like to send a barrel to Jamaica could you email me back.
Does it matter what type of goods are in the Barrell/box? Is it searched? I want to ship my PC parts and how would customs treat that case?
Hi Samuel. Whether you ship a box, barrel or a full container, the contents do matter. You may ship your PC parts but you need to declare the specific battery information if the battery is included in the shipment. The customs agency has the right to search/examine any shipment (import or export). After the examination, you would be advised of any duties or other assessments.
How much to deliver a Barrell from Ohio to Manley Meadows in Kingston?
I see other people asking the same question, but I do not see sny answer? $6500 for custom clearance in Jamaica…This must be J$ ?? Jamaican dollar. But in the information section, you do use the proper J$. Confused! Christine
Hello Christine yes it is JA$6500 for the customs duties for a standard barrel.
Good afternoon. Do you do shipping from Arizona to Jamaica?
Hello Diana The answer is yes and no .Yes if it is small packages and no if its barrels.
Hope I answered your question.
Ok thank you I’m waiting to hear the reply
Do you pick up barrel from Houston tx to Jamaica and if so who to i contact about that
Hello Julie sorry for the delay in responding I will send your request to the relevant person or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello , I want to know where do I go to purchase a barrel that I can send to Jamaica. I live on Long Island where is the closes place to me . If u can give me the address and phone # thank u jana
Hello Jana you could check the COSTCO its in your vicinity. They used to sell barrels I am not sure if they still do its worth checking.
Jana, where on LI? I ship from there all the time. You can get barrels at Compare foods.
Key Food supermarkets or if you are in Brooklyn or queens all the Discount stores sells them. The brown one is approx $36.
How will it cost to send a barrel toSanta Cruz Jamaica from Richmond Virgina U SA
I will have some one in shipping contact you.
What would be needed to ship appliances bought online to JA.
Can you estimate the total cost if said appliance was valued at 450.00 USD?
I am not quite understanding the question as to what is required to ship items bought online.As to the second part of your question I am not sure if you are speaking about the duties to be paid, if so I wouldnt be able to say with the information you have given .All I can say now is that the duties are calculated on the CIF value of the item .That is the Cost of the item plus the freight cost(shipping cost) plus insurance which is calculated at 1% or 1.%% depending on whether you ship the item by ocean or air.Your best option is to send us an email at email@example.com or call us at 876 933 4110. Sorry we couldn’t help further
Just gave your receipts.
Thank you so much for the information. Can you provife me with lidt of shipping companies that ship barrels from Toronto to kingston, Jamaica. I live in Halifax Nova Scotia but they dont send barrels from here
We can arrange it for you , just give us a call at 876-933-4110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best
Very helpful info. Can I send electronics, power equipment parts, car parts in a barrel?
What is the the total cost in USD currency to ship a barrel from New York to Walkers wood Saint Ann. door to door
I will have someone from shipping contact you by email today.
How much to send a barrel with food from Houston to montego bay
I will ask someone from shipping to contact you.
Hello am in California Lancaster I love to send 4 barrels food item to Jamaica what the procedure
Hello how much will it cost to ship a box of personal used clothes from Florida to Jamaica thanks
i am afraid i wont be able to answer that question here additionally wwould need more information than what you have given. I will forward your comment to our shipping department and they will be in touch with you shortly.
Have a great day now.
I do not have any Jamaican ID, TRN or JA Document just my US Passport and drivers license. Can I still send a barrel in my name and collect the yellow form when I get to the airport to clear my goods? or will I need to send it in someone else’s name with Jamaican documents/IDs.example a family member?
thank you for your help.
There is a requirement for you to provide a Jamaican ID and TRN to receive the duty concession available to importers of barrels.Your best option is to consign it to your sister or friend as you indicated
Hi my name is kashima a first timer receiving a barrel from England I would like a rough estimate at the cost am looking at to clear it in mobay
Well if you have reasonable quantities of items in the barrel then the customs duty should be a flat rate of $6500.
I cant tell you about handling or storage fees that the agent may charge you as the amount varies. Usually though you are given a few days to process the clearance of your barrel before the agent will start charging fro storage. Ask them.
Hope that helped.
How do I go about shipping a barrel from California? Sacramento and San Jose to be exact. First timer seeking some info.
How much does it cost to ship 4 barrels and 1 40″flat screen TV to Kingston Jamaica??
To give you a quote we would need some more information than that. In the meantime however i will have someone from shipping make contact with you.
I have a similar question… I would appreciate hearing from your associate. Thanks for your help on this forum.
Hi Dale i am forwarding your request to the relevant person or you can send a request to email@example.com
Why do we pay more at customs to clear a large box compared to clearing a barrell even though both would contain food and hosehold items.
I am not sure about your particular situation i would definitely need more information because there are variables involved which i may not be aware of.
How much it would cost me to clear one barrel from Montego Bay Jamaica
Hello Kirk ,
The customs duties are approximately $6500 (depending on what you have) but there are additional charges that i would not be able to speak to.
Jamaica dollars or US dollars
Where in Montego Bay do I go to pick up my Barrel? It’s my first time doing it. About how many barrels a year do people ship to Jamaica?
Hello Shavoy usually the barrel will be in the bonded warehouse of the shipper. I dont have enough information though to give you a more precise answer. In regards to your second question, i really dont know. how mmay barrels people ship to Jamaica . The Jamaica Customs would be able to provide that information.
Will I be charged more if the barrel I’m sending from Florida to Jamaica is mostly filled with merchandises such as electronics or cosmetics instead of food and clothes? and how much will I be charged?
Hi Amanda regarding your question you will pay more if what you have is considered commercial quantities. I dont know what you have in the barrel so i cannot say exactly how much you will pay over and above the basic rate
Hope that helped.
How much does a paper work normally cost to get?
Hello Simone i am not quite sure what you are asking. would you mind rephrasing the question?
How can I start my barrel shipping company. Do you have any ideas that you can share please.
Well firstly you would have to register your company with the company’s office as a freight forwarder.
You may also need to get a police record (dont know if that is still the case) . Why dont you send a private email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist you better.
If you are shipping for door door, where will the barrel be stripped?
Hi Tami the barrel will be stripped at the port or the customs location that it arrived at.
I shipped a barrel from the UK th Jamaica to be delivered door to door only personal items is in the barrel no electrical appliances all duty was paid from the UK. It landed in Jamaica on the 23/12/2017 on January 6th I called the wharf to see when I could expect delivery no reply I called back only to be told that I have to pay an extra $6.000.. This is my third shipment same thing all duties paid in the uk I didn’t have to pay any extra I don’t understand can someone explain please thanks.
Hi Valerie as far as i know duties are not usually paid at the exporting country but are paid in the importing country which in this case is Jamaica. If you import a barrel and you have only personnal items in reasonable quantities then all you would pay is $6500 for duties (this does not include handling charges etc) . What you have said is a litte strange so i would ask you to send us some more information so we can delve deeper into the issue. You can send a private email to email@example.com and we will try to help you further.
Hello. Could I arrange to ship a barrel from Wisconsin? Is the cost higher due to the northern location as the origin?
I am in Canada, wanting to ship a medium barrel to Kingston to be delivered to Mandeviille. The Bonded Warehouse would work for me. Is there one in Mandeville. Do you do pick ups in North York Toronto. How much should I be budgeting for. Pick up now.
How can someone in Florida send a barrel to a specific shipping company in Jamaica like for instance (one stop customs clearance centre in Kingston)
One Stop is a bonded warehouse. In order for you shipment to go there, you would have to send it to one of the agents that have operations at that facility. One of those agents is United Freight Handlers. You would, however be required to name the consignee and notify party for the clearing process
How is it to ship a barrel. From. Textas Houston. To Jamaica
Your very professional and informative loves your presentation.. Vam foods clothing be ship in boxes how much would it cost to ship with you …vsn I get jumbo barell for$25 …how much to ship that from miami
hello Ambrozine thank you for the compliment . with regards to your question yes food and clothing can be shipped in boxes in regards to your barrel from Miami we would need a little more information as to where exactly in Miami you would be picking up from, do you need door to door, door to port etc
how do you go about shipping or sending a barrel for airport pick up?? whats the fastest way to get a barrel to jamaica?
How much will it cost to ship a barrel from North Lauderdale Florida to j.a.
Hello,I have a lot of homemade jams,pickles,salsa,beets all in glass mason jars and labeled, would they be excepted into Jamaica in the barrel I am sending,I hate to waste them.Thanks
Hi John as far as i know there are no restrictions on that sort of goods, so yes they would be accepted into Jamaica
Hi, Am in Carlisle Allentown Pennsylvania, do u pick up n ship from there?
Hi Kamesha yes actually we do.
Hello! I live in Gettysburg, Pa. will you also pick up from here
Hi yes we can pick up from Gettysburg.
How can I guarantee that things from my barrel won’t go missing? How is it secured?
To answer your question . Most is not all barrels come with a locking ring in which you can place a small padlock to secure the contents .
It is also a good idea to have a packing list so if something goes missing at least you will know and make a claim . Usually though your seal is not broken until the customs officer is ready to inspect your items, in which case you or the consignee will be on spot.
I’m 17 years old can i clear a barrel in Jamaica
Hello Edwards i was informed that as long as you have a Trn and your ID you should be able to do so.
How is the custom duty for barrel?
Hello Sue i am assuming you mean how much to clear a barrel. Well the customs duty is $6500 Jamaican dollars
Hi, approximately how much money will I need to clear a barrel with a c 27 form?
Cani I ship a box with clothing
Hi Janet, yes we can . if you like i can have the shipping department get in touch with you
Is shipping a barel from Los Angeles California to Montego Bay substantially more than from Miami? I’ve been told it’s likely twice as expensive.
yes LV actually it is more expensive from California to Jamaica than it is from Miami to Jamaica . Lets face it the distance is signicantly greater
When shipping barrels or any other item(s), it is important to remember that the freight cost is only one part of the entire cost of the shipment. You should also consider
-the customs and port fees at the origin port
-customs, port, agency and handling fees at the destination port
-clearance and delivery fees, if using a clearing agent. (If the value of your shipment, including the freight, insurance and value of the items, totals more than US$5000.00, you will be required to use a customs broker to clear).
Does Kingston wharf and other private shipping companies charge the same for collecting a barrel??
The wharf or port fees are different from the private shipping company fees. Kingston Wharves, Kingston Freeport Terminal (KFTL), Montego Bay Freeport and the airports each set their fees for using their terminals.
The private shipping companies (freight forwarder, broker, etc.) charge fees to carry out the various documentation and clearing processes for you to get your shipment.
The fees that are paid to the ports and to the private companies are separate and apart from the customs duties, taxes and admin fees. The customs fees that you might be charged are the same at all ports, depending on what you are importing.
Will be coming to collect a barrel at the whaft.kingston.that my mom sent .I would like to know about how much money should I walk with .its personal item (foods).and what identification should I bring.also can u tell the steps.first I will be coming to the whaft.thank u.
You need a government issued photo ID. You will also need to have the shipping documents in your name. You will not be allowed on the port without proper ID, nor on the berth if the documents are not in your name. Anyone accompanying you must meet the same criteria. There is a waiting area outside of the berth for those who cannot go on.
At the wharf, you will need to go to the Kingport Building to get your documents checked and stamped. If there are any issues, you will be notified there. After that is done, you would proceed to the berth (usually berth 5 or berth 6). It is advisable to wear cool, proper clothing and comfortable shoes.
You will go to the berth office and present your documents an officer who will give you further instructions. What usually happens then is that your barrel will be located, stripped, examined and repacked. In most cases the consignee (you) will be asked to carry out the physical work. Afterwards the officer will make an assessment which will determine your duties and taxes, if any.
Without knowing whether or not your items are dutiable or taxable, I can only suggest that you prepare for about $10,000.00 per barrel. The average fee payable is $6500.00 per barrel. Please keep in mind that this does not include transportation cost.
What if u are not in Jamaica when goods arrived how much would have hey charge u for two weeks in warehouse
well to answer that question we would need more information like how many barrels (thats if you are talking about barrels) and which warehouse your barrels are shipped to . storage rates differ
into and out of Jamaica
Ho. Do you ship from Cincinnati, Ohio?
yes we ship worldwide
if you fly in to montego bay can you pick up your custom form in montego bay to clear your barrels in kingston?
Hi Donald. You may pick up your allowance form (yellow) from any airport of arrival. If you shipped your barrels with a particular agent, you will need to pick up your bill of lading from that agent’s local office, wherever they are located.
Great information thanks
You are most welcome
I’m so enlightened on this subject ! Thanks for this useful information ! I can now proceed to get my barrel off .
You are welcome June . We are always here to help
Didn’t know you can do that, thanks Lee. Will use next time
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Not sure if that 6500.00 is the total cost at the customs or is it just a portion
Hi Ava That fee is a flat rate that customs charges to clear your barrel, however the bonded warehouse and the shipper will have their own charges.These are separate from the customs duties.
Very good information indeed. Thanks.
glad we were able to help.