Cabinet Approves Jamaica's Accession to Revised Kyoto Convention

Source: Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica will now accede to the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures, commonly known as the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC), following Cabinet’s approval.

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Fayval Williams, provided details at a virtual post-Cabinet press briefing on Wednesday (March 10).

She said that Cabinet gave consent for Jamaica to be bound by the mandatory provisions of the Body and General Annex to the Convention, and the issuing of draft instructions to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to prepare the instrument of accession.

The RKC is a World Customs Organization (WCO) trade facilitation instrument, which was adopted in 1999 and enacted in February 2006.

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