Guide to Sending Parcels to Jamaica

Jamaica's crystalline waters, pristine beaches, and tropical climate are well-known to frozen Canadians in February. And though its population is a mere 3 million, this verdant island is famous for:

  • An inordinate number of world-renowned sprinters and cricketers
  • Reggae music and Bob Marley
  • Jerk spice and Blue Mountain coffee

Jamaica is an emerging consumer market with a young population - its median age is 26, so that means the use of e-commerce is only going to grow. And since Jamaica is the largest English-speaking nation in the Caribbean, that's good news for Canadian exporters. So, don't worry, be happy.

Information for this page was taken from Jamaica's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Jamaica Customs Agency.

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Easy Tracking Information

Shipments through Secureship come with full, easy to read tracking information to Jamaica

Full tracking information for parcels to Jamaica is available with Secureship
Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Jul 26, 2021
8:49 am
Montego Bay,MB, JM
Delivered
Jul 25, 2021
7:18 am
Portmore,PM, JM
In transit
Jul 24, 2021
9:03 pm
Spanish Town, SP, JM
International Clearance
Jul 24, 2021
8:14 am
Kingston, KI, JM
In transit
Jul 24, 2021
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Jul 23, 2021
4:30 pm
Ottawa, ON, CA
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Disclaimer!

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is important to consult a licensed broker in Jamaica before shipping any goods.

Types of Shipments

Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Shipping Documents Only Image to Jamaica

Documents Only

Jamaica accepts the following items as document shipments.

  • Advertising literature and pamphlets
  • Airline tickets
  • Annual reports and intercompany mail
  • Bids and proposals
  • Blueprints and drawings
  • Business cards
  • Cash letters, negotiable bonds, and drafts
  • Catalogues and price lists
  • Charts and maps
  • Cheques
  • Computer print-outs
  • Credit cards
  • Driver's licence
  • Graphs
  • Manuscripts and publications
  • Mylars
  • Newspapers and periodicals
  • Passports
  • Photographs
  • Seismic data
  • Specifications sheets
  • Visa applications

The following items may be shipped as documents if they abide by the conditions listed.

Item Restriction
Brochures Maximum of 2 brochures
Envelopes Blank only
Forms Blank only
Magazines Maximum of 3 magazines
Newsletters Only if they are for internal company use

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Shipping Gifts to Jamaica

Shipping Gifts

There are no exemptions from duty and taxes on gifts shipped to Jamaica from Canada.

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

A gift shipped from an individual in Canada to an individual in Jamaica will incur duty and taxes. There are no exemptions.

Shipments from Business-to-Business

A gift shipment from a business in Canada to a business in Jamaica will be charged duty and taxes.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

If a Canadian business ships a gift to an individual in Jamaica, it will attract duty and taxes. There are no exemptions.


Gift Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • The words 'Gift Shipment' or 'Unsolicited Gift' are included on the commercial invoice, even if the shipment is sent at Christmas time (see sample)
  • List the items in the parcel and write the value of each
  • Sending more than one gift in the parcel? Wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Elizabeth Sommerville
8 Trelawny St.
Falmouth
JMCTY07
Jamaica

Phone: 1 - 876 - 954 - 3228
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Multiple Gifts in One Shipment

All gifts shipped to Jamaica from Canada will incur duty and taxes. Ensure to wrap and tag each gift in the parcel separately.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Elizabeth Sommerville
8 Trelawny St.
Falmouth
JMCTY07
Jamaica

Phone: 1 - 876 - 954 - 3228
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/service/personal-importing
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/content/what-are-my-duty-free-allowances-and-exemptions


Shipping personal effects/belongings to Jamaica

Shipping Personal Effects

Used personal effects shipped to Jamaica from Canada are exempt from duty charges providing:

  • They have been in the owner's possession for a reasonable period of time
  • They are not to be sold after entry to Jamaica

NOTE:
Unaccompanied personal effects shipped in a barrel will incur a clearing cost of JA$6,500 (about $55 CAD).


Moving Temporarily

Students

There is no information at this time regarding students moving temporarily to Jamaica to study and shipping their personal effects.

Non-Students

There is no information at this time regarding non-students moving temporarily to Jamaica.


Moving Permanently

Residents of Jamaica who have been living in Canada may ship their personal effects to Jamaica for permanent residence exempt from customs duty.

A complete list of personal effects and their quantities allowed in a shipment can be found here.

The conditions of a duty-free shipment include:

  • Residency in Canada for 3 consecutive years, this includes deportees
  • Exemption is granted providing one person of the couple is a Jamaican Resident
  • There is one concession granted to a returning family
  • If spouses return separately, only one concession is granted if they return within 3 years of each other
  • Unaccompanied shipments require completion of form C27

Personal Effects Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Commercial invoice must clearly state 'Personal Effects' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • For unaccompanied baggage, a completed form C27 is required
  • For residents returning permanently, Taxpayers Registration Number (TRN)
  • Documents to prove Canadian residency for 3 or more consecutive years

Sources:
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/service/passengers
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/service/personal-importing
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/sites/default/files/returningresidentslisting-newentitlements_0.pdf
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/article/customs-house-weekly-series-13
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/service/returning-resident
https://u3v.7d0.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Returning-Citizens-Information-Guide-dd-17th-July-2018.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Elizabeth Sommerville
8 Trelawny St.
Falmouth
JMCTY07
Jamaica

Phone: 1 - 876 - 954 - 3228
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Jamaica

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Food may be shipped to Jamaica from Canada for personal use without the requirement of a veterinary import permit though they may undergo a veterinary inspection.

You May Ship

  • Salted fish (up to 10 kg)
  • Canned fish
  • Baked goods
  • Chocolate and candies
  • Cereals
  • Biscuits, crackers, and cookies
  • Boxed baking mixes
  • Condiments preBoxed baking mixespared sauces without meat products
  • Infant formula (commercially prepared, sealed, and labelled - maximum of 45 kg)

Do Not Ship

  • More than 45 kg of a foodstuff
  • Honey, and its by-products
  • Beef and its by-products
  • Processed lobster and conch

Food, Chocolate, Candies Checklist
  • Clearly indicate 'Food' on the commercial invoice in the General Description or Remarks section (see sample)
  • Ensure that your food, chocolate, or candies may be imported into the country
  • You are not shipping commercial quantities (for any duty & tax exemption)
  • Check with your carrier that they will accept food shipments

Sources:
https://moa.gov.jm/content/non-commercialpersonal-imports-animal-animal-products-and-animal-related-products-through-1

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Elizabeth Sommerville
8 Trelawny St.
Falmouth
JMCTY07
Jamaica

Phone: 1 - 876 - 954 - 3228
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Jamaica

Samples

Commercial samples are shipped abroad to elicit sales and display products to future clients.

Commercial samples shipped to Jamaica from Canada will require a deposit in the amount of duty and taxes owed. The deposit will be fully refunded if the samples are returned to Canada within 6 months of their arrival in Jamaica.


Commercial Sample Checklist
  • A Commercial Invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Clearly indicate 'Commercial Samples' on the commercial invoice in the General Description & Detailed Description of Goods (see sample)
  • The item shipped has tearing, perforation, slashing, defacing, or has permanent marking clearing indicating the item as commercial sample

Sources:
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/tags/Travellers

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Elizabeth Sommerville
8 Trelawny St.
Falmouth
JMCTY07
Jamaica

Phone: 1 - 876 - 954 - 3228
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Jamaica

Advertising Material

Advertising and promotional material - brochures, catalogues, pamphlets - may be shipped to Jamaica from Canada providing they are distributed at no cost.


Advertising Material Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Promotional Material - Not for Resale' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided

Sources:
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/sites/default/files/docs/Free%20of%20Charge.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Elizabeth Sommerville
8 Trelawny St.
Falmouth
JMCTY07
Jamaica

Phone: 1 - 876 - 954 - 3228
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Have your goods warranty repaired in Jamaica

Repairs

Equipment shipped to Canada for repair will, upon its return to Jamaica, incur duty charges unless it can be shown the repair work was done under warranty.

Items Under Warranty

Equipment under warranty shipped from Jamaica to Canada for repair will be duty-free upon returning to Jamaica. This will apply to the labour cost and any new parts required for the repair.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

Equipment no longer under warranty that is shipped to Canada for repair will incur duty when it re-enters Jamaica.

Sending Product for Repair to Jamaica

There is no information at this time regarding equipment shipped to Jamaica from Canada for repair.

Returning Repaired Product to Jamaica

When a repaired product is returned to Jamaica from Canada, duty will be owed if the work was not covered by a warranty.


Repair Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks, and include the estimated time of return (see sample)
  • Include repair contract with shipment
  • Serial or product number and the cost of repairs should be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Jamaica or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/sites/default/files/docs/Warranty%20Charges.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Elizabeth Sommerville
8 Trelawny St.
Falmouth
JMCTY07
Jamaica

Phone: 1 - 876 - 954 - 3228
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Jamaica

Temporary Imports

Items shipped to Jamaica from Canada as a temporary import must be covered by a deposit in the amount of applicable duties. The deposit will be refunded provided the items are returned to Canada within 3 months of their arrival (6 months for commercial samples).

NOTE:
An application for an extension of the time can be made to the Collector of Customs before the 3-month time limit.


Goods typically allowed entry for temporary admission include:

  • Equipment for a manufacturing process
  • Items for stage and musical productions
  • Materials and items for conferences, exhibition, and fairs
  • Commercials samples
ATA Carnets

Jamaica does not recognise ATA Carnets for temporary imports.


Temporary Imports Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than the period listed above
  • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
  • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
  • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

Sources:
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/article/customs-house-weekly-series-28
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mgxevi9ch6ne7xp/AAAeYRDhz80EkM6HU7p_dLgKa/Temporary%20Import%20Using%20ASYCUDA%20World%20-%20Version%201.0.pdf?dl=0

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Elizabeth Sommerville
8 Trelawny St.
Falmouth
JMCTY07
Jamaica

Phone: 1 - 876 - 954 - 3228
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

CA $1032.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Temporary Imports
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Jamaica

Permanent/Sold Goods

Sold goods shipped to Jamaica from Canada are classified as a commercial import if they are for business purposes, for resale, or samples for a business transaction. All of these shipments, regardless of value, will incur duty and taxes.

Occasional Shipper

Goods sold for personal use, for e.g. from eBay, will be duty and tax free if the shipment's FOB (free on board) value is $50 USD (about $65 CAD) or less.

Regular shipper

If you regularly ship sold goods to Jamaica, we recommend the use of a Jamaican licenced customs broker.

Sources:
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/service/commercial-import
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/sites/default/files/jca_ecommerce.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Elizabeth Sommerville
8 Trelawny St.
Falmouth
JMCTY07
Jamaica

Phone: 1 - 876 - 954 - 3228
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

CA $132.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent/Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Required Documents


Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time-consuming. So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel's destination.
Commercial Invoice Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels - These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.

When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.

B13a Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Jamaica. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Jamaica, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise, it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.

See Temporary import section
Packing list Infrequently required

No specific form is required, but generally includes information regarding:

  • The exporter, importer and transport company
  • Date of issue
  • Number of freight invoice
  • Type and number of packages
  • Contents of each package
  • Marks and numbers
  • Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package

Prohibited & Restricted Imports


Prohibited imports may not enter Jamaica while those with restrictions may enter but must abide by quantity limits or other rules.

Prohibited Items

  • Indecent and obscene material in any format
  • Counterfeit or fake coins from any country
  • Honey, and any of its by-products
  • Publications about supernatural arts, magic, cultism, or divination

Restricted Goods

  • Firearms and explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Toy guns
  • Pharmaceuticals, vitamin preparations, and diet control pills
  • Pesticides and chemicals
  • Skin bleaching materials
  • Cosmetics claiming therapeutic properties
  • Toothpastes with fluoride
  • Sex enhancers
  • Energy drinks, diet supplements, and herbal supplements
  • Foodstuffs, including red peas and herbal teas

Sources:
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/service/prohibited-items
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/article/customs-house-series-5
https://jcgtoronto.ca/visiting-jamaica/importation-of-prescription-drugs/
https://jis.gov.jm/ministry-of-health-warns-against-importing-without-permits/
https://moa.gov.jm/content/non-commercialpersonal-imports-animal-animal-products-and-animal-related-products-through-1
https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tpr_e/s359_e.pdf

Duty & Taxes

Calculation of duty and taxes on goods imported into Jamaica is done using the CIF value of the shipment, i.e. the sum of the customs value plus insurance costs plus freight charges.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

By knowing the CIF value of a shipment, you will be able to predict the duty and taxes owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

Shipments - both commercial and non-commercial - up to a free on board (FOB) value of $50 USD (about $65 CAD) are exempt from import charges. This is called the de minimis or threshold value.

In Jamaica, a General Consumption Tax (GCT) - the VAT equivalent - is applied to most imports. It currently stands at 15%.


Currency Jamaican Dollar JMD
Duty Exemption
(De minimis Value)
US$50 (about $65 CAD)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (GCT) 15%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
US$50 (about $65 CAD)
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports


Other Taxes

  • All imports incur a Stamp duty. For imports up to J$5,500 (about $45 CAD), a J$5 duty (about 40¢ CAD) applies. Above J$5,500, the duty is J$100 (about 80¢ CAD).
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products incur a Special Consumption Tax (SCT). Details can be found on page 40 here.

  • Candy20%
  • Chocolate20%
  • Spirits and Wines40%
  • Tobacco40%
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video Games & Consoles20%
  • Computers & Laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles5%
  • Cameras20%
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats20%,
  • Beauty Products & Cosmetics20%
  • Jewellery20%
  • Shirts & Pants20%
  • Home Appliances20%
  • Toys20%
  • Sports Equipment10%

Sources:
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/article/customs-house-weekly-series-13
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/sites/default/files/jca_ecommerce.pdf
https://www.macmap.org/
https://jamaicatradeportal.gov.jm/index.php?r=tradeInfo/codeView&hsType=Sub&value=1704&searchType=HSCODE
https://unctad.org/system/files/official-document/ditctncd2013d9_en.pdf
https://www.jacustoms.gov.jm/service/duties-taxes-0
https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tpr_e/s359_e.pdf

Jamaica Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.

Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.

Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.

Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Television
  • Jewellery in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

Questions about Shipping to Jamaica



Can I ship to Jamaica?

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