Jamaica - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited and Restricted Imports

Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.
 

Last published date: 2021-08-14
  • Live pigs, fresh pork, and other pork products from the United States;
  • Dogs for racing and dog racing equipment;
  • Tablets containing a combination of methaqualone and diphenhydraine hydrochloride;
  • Certain brands of crayons from China and Thailand;
  • All items banned under the Customs Act and the Plants Protection from Disease Act;
  • All goods prohibited entry into the United Kingdom under the Anthrax Prevention Act 1919;
  • Animals and carcasses of animals prohibited under the Animals Diseases and Importation Act;
  • Arms and ammunition, except with an export license from the U.S. Department of State and an import permit from the Ministry of National Security;
  • Brandy of a lower strength than 30 degrees per centum under proof, unless it is proved that it has been matured for a period not less than ten years;
  • Base or counterfeit imitation coin of any country;
  • Coin, silver, or any money not of the established standard in weight and fineness;
  • Opium and dangerous drugs;
  • Essence of brandy or whisky or flavoring essences except as approved by the Minister;
  • Indecent or obscene prints, paintings, photographs, books, films, etc.;
  • Oil of gin or cognac, except as approved by the Minister;
  • Rum coloring solutions;
  • Spirits and wine, unless specifically imported with casks or other vessels of at least nine gallons content or in glass or stone bottles with each case containing not less than one gallon;
  • Fictitious stamps and instruments; 
  • Sugar, except under license; and
  • Honey