ALL LIVE ANIMALS AND PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN ARE SUBJECT TO VETERINARY CONTROL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ANIMALS (DISEASES AND IMPORTATION) ACT OF 1948.
Travellers are required by law to declare ALL products of animal origin. All products of animal origin SHOULD be declared on Jamaica Customs C5 Declaration Form, section 13(a).
PERSONAL/ NON-COMMERCIAL imports of animal products include food (raw or processed meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, and fishery products), feathers and other animal related products (pet food, feed and feed supplements, veterinary medicinal products) for personal consumption or use up to 45kgs.
Restriction on what food items you are allowed to bring into Jamaica varies, depending on the product AND the country of origin.
THESE REQUIREMENTS MAY BE ADJUSTED AT ANY TIME AS DISEASE SITUATIONS CHANGE.
ANIMAL PRODUCTS FOR ENTRY INTO JAMAICA FOR WHICH A VETERINARY IMPORT PERMIT IS REQUIRED
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING IMPORTED WITHOUT A PERMIT WILL BE CONFISCATED AND DESTROYED: RAW / FROZEN, COOKED AND PERSONALLY COOKED MEAT (MEAT PREPARED AT HOME) INCLUDING POULTRY, BEEF, CHEVRON, LAMB, MUTTON, GAME MEAT AND SEAFOOD; MEAT IN HERMETICALLY SEALED TINS; PET FOOD; MILK AND CHEESE.
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES OF FOOD WOULD REQUIRE A VETERINARY IMPORT PERMIT FOR DOMESTIC / PERSONAL CONSUMPTION FOR UP TO 45KG.
Please note all imported products should be maintained in their original packaging bearing the relevant seal or stamp.
FOODS ALLOWED FOR PERSONAL USE NOT REQUIRING A VETERINARY IMPORT PERMIT. (Please note all items are still subject to veterinary inspection)
A PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ITEMS LISTED BELOW IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
ALL LIVE ANIMALS- including all domestic and exotic species, service animals, hatching eggs, semen, embryos and germplasms require a Veterinary Import Permit under the law (The Animals(Diseases and Importation Act) 1948 – link www.moatrade.gov.jm
ORNAMENTAL FISH- a permit is required for ALL quantities of ornamental fish regardless of country of origin. A permit from the Fisheries Division, MICAF is also required.
VETERINARY DRUGS- a Veterinary Import Permit is required for all domestic imports of veterinary drugs, biologicals and nutraceuticals. A letter from a registered veterinarian licensed to practice in Jamaica should be submitted with the application for import.
FEATHERS, TAXIDERMY, SEA SHELLS OR SAND–(CITES IS REQUIRED FOR PROTECTED ITEMS OR ENDANGERED SPECIES. Please contact NEPA - The National Environment and Planning Agency)
Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.
We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.
4 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 968-7116
Fax: (876) 960-7422
Hope Gardens, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731