Do I have to register to export, and if so, is there a cost attached to this?

You are required to register with JAMPRO in order to be recognised as a commercial exporter. The initial cost of registration is $3,500, and this is valid for only one year. The annual cost for renewal is $3,000, which must be paid up on or before the expiry date of your registration.

If you intend to export personal items or to make only one shipment, it is recommended that you employ the services of a customs broker or freight forwarder instead of registering as an exporter. For further information or to register online, please visit jExporter. Registration is also facilitated at JAMPRO’s offices in Kingston and Montego Bay.