Preparing to Export
Important things to note in preparing to export your products:
Check with the relevant ministry or agency to obtain the requisite permit or licence to export or licence to export particular products, for example:
- Trade Board: Certificate of Origin, CARICOM Certificate
- Ministry of Agriculture: Animal or animal products
- NEPA: Hazardous waste, endangered species
- Bureau of Standards: Processed foods
- Coffee Industry Board: Coffee
- Coconut Industry Board: Commercial Coconut Products
- Complete Export Entry Form (C87).
- Prepare Tally Sheet (for air cargo) or Dock Receipt (for sea cargo).
- Contact Customs Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) at 923-7641 or 757-3912, 24 hours before loading goods into container.
- Submit completed entry form (C87) along with all other documents to Customs Export Officer.
- Pay customs processing fee.
- Deliver cargo to shipper’s or airline’s warehouse.
All exporters are required to give Customs Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) the following information:
- Name of exporter
- Contact name
- Contact number
- Description of commodity
- Quantity of commodity
- Container number
- Destination of shipment
- Shipping agent
- Name of exporting vessel
- Loading address
- Time of loading
- Seal if available