The Jamaica Customs Agency, JCA, is reporting net revenues of $44.5-billion in the first quarter for this fiscal year.

This represents a 14 percent increase over the corresponding period last year.

In a statement, the JCA, says this exceeds the target set for this quarter by $2.5-billion or almost 6 percent.

The JCA says major tax items such as Import Duty, General Consumption Tax, GCT, and Special Consumption Tax, SCT, all performed positively relative to the targets for the quarter.

They say non-tax revenue items also recorded similar positive performances.

The JCA credits automotive diesel oil, motor spirits, cigarettes and motor vehicles for the increase.

They say other significant contributors included cellular phones, tiles, bus and car tyres, motor vehicle parts and accessories, and communication apparatus.

The JCA says factors such growth in the tax base, new tax measures and improved compliance effected by the Automated System for Customs Data, ASYCUDA, also assisted outturns.

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