Mon | Oct 14, 2019

SAJ hosts Lunch and Learn on the new Customs Act

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:06 AM
Ana Molina-Diaz, director of business development at Crowley, speaking at the Crowley-sponsored Lunch and Learn session.
The audience gives the presenter, Hazel Edwards, senior director legal affairs, Jamaica Customs Agency, it’s full attention.
Hazel Edwards, senior director legal affairs at Jamaica Customs Agency, speaking at the Crowley sponsored Lunch & Learn session.
Ana Molina-Diaz, director of business development at Crowley, greets Hazel Edwards, senior director legal affairs, Jamaica Customs Agency.
Ana Molina-Diaz, director of business development at Crowley; Monique Morrison, members services officer, Shipping Association of Jamaica; and Hazel Edwards, senior director legal affairs, Jamaica Customs Agency pause for a photo.
The sales team from Lannaman & Morris, shipping agents of Crowley, have a moment with Ana Molina-Diaz (third from left), director of business development at Crowley and Hazel Edwards (far right), senior director legal affairs, Jamaica Customs Agency at the Crowley-sponsored Lunch & Learn session that was held at the Shipping Association of Jamaica offices on September 20. The event was organized to discuss the 2019 version of the Customs Act that was tabled in Parliament. Team members from left are: Mezanne Grant, Damian Barrett, Carla Dacas, Najee Carter, Wendy-Ann Francis.
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Members, clients, and business partners of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) filled its conference room last Friday to attend a Lunch and Learn seminar.

The topic was ‘Customs Act 2019’ and the presenter was Hazel Edwards, senior director of legal affairs at Jamaica Customs Agency. The audience gave Edwards their undivided attention as she gave them a taste of what the repealed and replaced Customs Act has in store for shipping, warehousing, manufacturing, and other interests represented in the room. Edwards explained that the new legislation would, among other things, bring Jamaica more in line with the Revised Kyoto Convention, which is ‘the gold standard of customs practices’.

The sponsor, Crowley, was represented by Director of Business Development Ana Molina-Diaz, who praised the SAJ at the close of the function.

“I really love this format,” she said, “and the topic was very good.” Molina-Diaz made a presentation to the audience outlining Crowley’s services and offerings in the region, particularly for Jamaica. Crowley is represented in Jamaica by Lannaman and Morris Shipping Limited.