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shipping households by sea / taxes at customs

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Marutti
5/20/2018 00:06 EST

dear all non residents of Jamaica:

has anybody sent their belongings (furniture, cutlery, musical instruments, books) via cargo ship to JA (mobay area) ? i know some expats recommend shipping their homes and i myself figured, that it might actually be much cheaper to do so, if I found a way to a kid paying taxes at customs. does anybody know how to do it and what documents to present ? my kids go to school here and i am in the process of selling my property in the states. i have a huge three bedroom back on the states and most of my furniture is in good condition, not only won't i be able to afford most of those things buying in JA, i just downright cant find here the stuff I want (piano, drums, huge library). do you know how can i move all of it to JA without paying tens of thousands to bring it in ?

please, refrain from rhetorical questions re why dont i want to live in the states and what the heck am i doing in JA. i love it here, i live here and everything is roses and peaches. just want to bring all my stuff with me, instead of selling it for cheap there and buying unsatisfactory furniture here.

thank you in advance!
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edmon59
5/20/2018 01:33 EST

If you are a non-resident living in JA find a resident to ship the stuff to. All Jamaicans get a one time duty free shipment of household goods to Jamaica for repatriation purposes. Do some online research, it's all out there.

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Peachez1999
5/21/2018 20:59 EST

This is good to know. I am in the process of shipping household goods to Jamaica. My fiancé (a Jamaican) can accept to avoid duty fees.

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