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Ease of Doing Business in

Jamaica

Jamaica Download Profile (1769.7KB, pdf)
Region Latin America & Caribbean
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 2,725,941
GNI Per Capita (US$) 5,010
City covered Kingston

190

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DB 2017 Rank

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100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

  • local_library
  • group
Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 67 65 down
2
67.54 66.73 down
0.81
Starting a Business 12 6 down
6
95.61 97.28 down
1.67
Dealing with Construction Permits 75 71 down
4
71.15 71.10 up
0.05
Getting Electricity 101 81 down
20
68.00 71.09 down
3.09
Registering Property 123 120 down
3
53.70 53.67 up
0.03
Getting Credit 16 14 down
2
80.00 80.00
-
Protecting Minority Investors 63 62 down
1
58.33 58.33
-
Paying Taxes 116 155 up
39
65.18 53.52 up
11.66
Trading across Borders 131 133 up
2
60.70 59.61 up
1.09
Enforcing Contracts 117 114 down
3
53.60 53.60
-
Resolving Insolvency 38 36 down
2
69.15 69.08 up
0.07

Positive= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business.Negative= Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB 2017 Rank:

131

DB 2016 Rank:

133

Change in Rank:

up2

DB 2017 DTF (% points):

60.70

DB 2016 DTF (% points):

59.61

Change in DTF (% points):

up1.09

Indicator Jamaica Latin America & Caribbean OECD high income
Time to export: Border compliance (hours) info_outline 58 64 12
Cost to export: Border compliance (USD) info_outline 876 527 150
Time to export: Documentary compliance (hours) info_outline 47 56 3
Cost to export: Documentary compliance (USD) info_outline 90 111 36
Time to import: Border compliance (hours) info_outline 80 66 9
Cost to import: Border compliance (USD) info_outline 906 685 115
Time to import: Documentary compliance (hours) info_outline 72 83 4
Cost to import: Documentary compliance (USD) info_outline 90 120 26
Characteristics Export Import
Product HS 28 : Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner Canada United States
Border Kingston port Kingston port
Distance (km) 15 15
Domestic transport time (hours) 3 3
Domestic transport cost (USD) 385 387
Export documents
Bill of Lading
Commercial Invoice (CARICOM)
Export Entry Form (C82)
Packing List
Dock receipt
Export License
Approval Letter from the Ministry of Energy and Mining
Certificate of origin (CARICOM)
Import documents
Bill of Lading
Commercial Invoice
Import Entry (C87)
Customs release order
Gate pass
Packing list
Tax compliance Certificate