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When you need to make a parcel delivery to Jamaica on a budget

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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

World Customs Organisation

http://www.wcoomd.org/en/about-us/wco-members/customs-websites.aspx

Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Jamaica, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.

Restrictions

Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Jamaica is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.

http://www.rapidparcel.com/help/prohibited-items.php

Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:

http://www.rapidparcel.com/help/packing-advice.php

Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Jamaica, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2018 - New year's day
  • 06/01/2018 - Maroon day
  • 01/01/1970 - Bob marley day
  • 23/05/2018 - Labour day
  • 01/08/2018 - Emancipation day
  • 06/08/2018 - Independence day
  • 25/12/2018 - Christmas day
  • 26/12/2018 - Boxing day

FAQs

We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for Jamaica Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg World Express 2-4 business days *
£ 70.67 ex. VAT£ 70.67 inc. VAT
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We work with both individuals and corporate clients to deliver packages across the globe using only the best couriers. When we handle deliveries that are commercial in nature we known how important it is often to deliver to strict business deadlines, which is why our service is one to which corporate customers return time after time, safe in the knowledge that their business interests will be fully served by our handling of their parcel delivery to Jamaica. Similarly, many of the personal parcels we handle will have to be delivered in time to meet dates such as birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day etc., and it's here that our commitment to strict timetables when shipping to Jamaica comes up trumps again. We are nothing if not flexible, however, and appreciate that there may be times when your Jamaica parcel delivery can take a little longer to arrive and, as with most other eventualities, we tailor our service to meet this need.

After a long history as a British colony, Jamaica became fully independent in 1962. The Jamaican economy is built mainly around its tourist industry, with over a million foreign tourists visiting the country every year to visit sites such as the Blue Mountains famed for their azure haze and fabulous coffee, Runaway Bay for its world-class diving, and Treasure Beach for its sands coves and tranquillity. For many years the tourist industry was bolstered mainly by agriculture, in particular the export of goods such as bananas and sugar. This changed somewhat in 1970 with the discovery of the natural resource bauxite on the island and since then Jamaica has gone on to become one of the world leaders in the export of bauxite and alumina.

Many customers, then, will come to RapidParcel.com in order to take advantage of our competitively priced express delivery for a package delivery to Jamaica, but if you can afford to be a little more relaxed about how long your shipping to Jamaica takes to arrive then you'll find our Economy Delivery service is perfect for your needs. The fact that this service costs a little less doesn't have any effect upon the high standards we operate to. Your Jamaica parcel delivery will still be handled by the best couriers around and will still be treated with the high levels of care and respect that our customers have come to expect. You'll also have access to features such as easy online tracking of your package delivery to Jamaica and the same quick and easy booking process as all of our customers. The only difference is that the parcel you're shipping to Jamaica will be picked up any time before 3pm and will reach its destination within 3-5 working days. So, if you wish to book a Jamaica package delivery and have some flexibility regarding the delivery date, but still wish to access a service promising excellence and the highest standards of customer care, log on to our website and book an economy delivery for your Jamaica shipping. It's yet another example of RapidParcel.com cutting costs without cutting corners.

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