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Jamaica tackles counterfeits, updates Customs Act

Ellie Mertens, New York

Jamaica’s Customs Act is being updated to allow more power to fight counterfeits, but issues with storage and importers’ liability remain

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Jamaican Customs has had the power to seize in-transit goods since the 1940s when the Customs Act was last overhauled, but the authorities haven’t used that power until the last few years.

In order to expand the commissioner’s power...

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