Last reviewed: 06 October 2020

GENERAL FEATURES

The following table summarises general features of Jamaica. For more detailed information, see JAM ¶1-010 and JAM ¶1-070.

Location

Caribbean, south of Cuba

Legal system

Based mainly on UK law

Language(s)

English and local patois

Exchange controls

Liberal

Banking secrecy

Yes, except where money laundering suspected

Currency

Jamaican dollar (Ja$)

Tax treaties

Tax treaties with 13 countries including Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and the US. There is also a treaty between the members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

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