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Under the Omnibus Incentives Regime, the Customs Tariff (Revision) Resolution is geared towards the productive sector, and provides for the duty-free importation of capital equipment, raw materials and other industry-related consumer goods. The key benefit is the introduction of the Productive Inputs Relief (PIR) scheme. Special categories have been created for companies in the manufacturing, agriculture, tourism and health sectors, along with companies within the creative industries.
No application is necessary for you to access the benefits under the Omnibus Incentives framework. An individual or entity seeking to benefit from the Productive Inputs Relief (PIR) system must first register with the respective regulating Ministry for status as a bona fide ‘Producer’. The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport (MCGES) is the regulating Ministry for the Creative Industries sector.
The Government of Jamaica through the MCGES has provided an E-Registry for the registration of entertainment practitioners and entertainment companies. This National Registry of Entertainment and Creative Industries Practitioners (E-Registry), is the primary means by which individuals and companies seeking and receiving benefits under the Fiscal Incentives Act are publicly recorded. The Registry includes persons from all creative sectors covered by the Act including music, film, literary arts, visual and performing arts, new and digital media and animation. Registrants are deemed to be “Recognised Entertainment Producers”. For more information about accessing this incentive see the next step of this business process guideline.