The Jamaica Customs Agency, JCA, says the Ocho Rios Pier in St. Ann and Falmouth Pier in Trelawny have been upgraded to use the governments Automated System for Customs Data, ASYCUDA.

The electronic system is geared toward easing the customs and shipping processes at the nation’s ports.

In a statement yesterday, the JCA says the project has being fully implemented at the major ports of entry in Kingston and St. James since April.

The JCA has identified the minor points of entry in Port Royal, Kingston and the Ian Flemming International Airport in St. Mary, as next to be outfitted with the system.

They say all private passenger aircrafts and small fishing vessels will also be incorporated in it’s use.

Finance Minister Audley Shaw recently stated that he expects a 20 to 40 percent increase in customs revenue to stem from the full roll out of the system.

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