The Jamaica Custom Agency is working to further reduce the clearance time for goods.
It is collaborating with border regulatory agencies, ports and warehouse keepers in improving efficiencies at the port.
The agency has also implemented an Express Cargo Clearance Process which is a simplified process for clearing small personal shipments from the ports and public bonded facilities.
Customs has also introduced the flexible working shifts to facilitate declaration processing on a 24-hour basis for several categories of goods.
In addition, the JCA is hosting sensitisation sessions with the private sector on the benefits of the Authorised Economic Operator programme which is geared towards compliant traders.
This allows for expedited declaration processing and clearance of goods with little to no physical inspection of cargo.