Increase In Duty-Free Limit For Online Shopping Still Being Contemplated
Jamaicans who shop online will have to wait a little longer to find out if there will be an increase in the duty-free limit, which currently stands at US$50.
Last September, Commissioner of Customs, Major Richard Reece said the Jamaica Customs Agency would look at raising the limit to US$100.
But speaking with the Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre last night, Major Reece said the agency is still reviewing data on the matter.
He says the department needs to see what effect an increase in the limit will have on revenue before it asks the ministry of finance to make a change.
Reese says Customs will be using data from the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) World, which came on stream on April 1, to determine whether to move ahead with the increase.