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BSJ to introduce new system to combat labelling breach

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2013 | 6:13 PM

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), has announced that a new system will be in place later this month that should make it easier for importers found in breach of the country’s labelling regulations to clear their goods.



Director of the Regulatory Division at the BSJ, Orine Henry-Blair said instead of detaining the containers found to be in breach, the new system will enable the bureau to work out an agreement with individual importers.



Henry-Blair said this agreement will allow importers to use a crack and peel sticker label to provide the required information and give them time to dialogue with their international suppliers to bring the product into compliance.



She said importers will also be able pay the requisite fines and conduct other transactions at the port rather than going to the bureau’s St Andrew offices.



Henry-Blair says the new system will be rolled out this month and should be more convenient for importers.



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