Trade Board Limited will no longer accept cheques and cash payment at our office

Effective July 1, 2014 the Trade Board Limited will no longer accept cheques and cash payment at our office except for point of sale transactions.
The Trade Board has been taking steps to improve the efficiency of its services and the latest venture involves the utilizing of all the NCB branches island wide to facilitate the collection of fees for:

  • Import Licences  and Export Licences,
  • Administrative Fees,
  • Scrap Metal Registration,
  • Scrap Metal Export,
  • Dealer Certification/Recertification,
  • Letters of Transfer
  • Collateral Letters.

How this should be done:

 

Step 1:

  • Pre-requisite – Client must have their Trade Board documentation along with its tracking number if applied online. (e.g. import licence application)

 

Step 2:

  • Visit any branch of NCB
  • Complete a regular NCB deposit voucher (sample below).
  • The account number at NCB is 302813396
  • Client/Company name and tracking number must be written across the top of the voucher. No payment will be accepted without these details.
  • Name of person making payment must be written at “paid in by” section
  • Trade Board payment must be written at account name
  • Under account type select the box  ‘current’
  • The amount and payment details must then be completed by submitting deposit voucher to bank teller.
  • NCB Voucher

 

Step 3:

  • Hand the completed deposit voucher along with cash or manager’s cheque to the bank teller or customer service representative (CSR).
  • The teller/CSR will process payment and return a copy of the deposit voucher as proof of payment.
  • Request from the teller/ CSR, that the transaction ID or DC # be written on the deposit voucher, e.g. DC 1234 or S1091234.
  • This will allow the Trade Board to quickly verify payment and begin processing application.
  • Failure to obtain the transaction ID or DC# will result in delays for processing.
  • Importer/Exporter must fax 948-7486 or email a copy to: payment@tradeboard.gov.jm.

 

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NOTICE TO IMPORTERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES

 

Importers of Motor Vehicles are hereby advised of the following important dates with respect to the importation of Motor Vehicles for the year ending December 31, 2013:

 

November 30, 2013 – This is the final date for submitting import licence applications to the Trade Board Limited for “2008 model” motorcars and “2007 model” light commercial units.

 

• December 31, 2013 – Importers holding Import Licences for 2008 model motorcars and 2007 model light commercial units with an expiry date of December 2013 must ensure that these vehicles arrive on or before December 31, 2013.

 

Please note that no applications for 2008 model motorcars and 2007 model light commercial units will be accepted beyond November 30, 2013 and no extension on expiry dates will be granted.

 

• January 01, 2014 – Used motor vehicles to be imported must not be older than 2009 for motorcars and 2008 for light commercial units.

 

Thanks for your co-operation.

Signed: Trade Administrator
             Trade Board Limited
Dated:  October 31, 2013

 

 

IMPORTERS ARE AGAIN REMINDED NOT TO SHIP LICENSABLE ITEMS BEFORE OBTAINING APPROVAL FROM THE TRADE BOARD.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRADE BOARD WILL NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY BREACH CITED BY THE JAMAICA CUSTOMS IF THE APPLICANT IMPORTS AN ITEM BEFORE OBTAINING THE REQUISITE IMPORT LICENCE.

An Agency of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce


Exporters Flock to Trade Board Sensitisation Seminar(JIS)

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, addresses a packed room of exporters and prospective exporters at a seminar organised by the Trade Board Limited on Wednesday, October 16, at the Jamaica Business Development Centre (JBDC) on Marcus Garvey Drive.

 

Scores of exporters, hungry for information on how to boost business activity, turned out on Wednesday, October 16, for the first in series of sensitisation seminars organised by the Trade Board Limited.

The objective of the seminar, held under the theme: ‘Out of Many Exports, One Better Economy’, was to sensitise exporters and other interest groups on the benefits to be derived under the various trade agreements being administered by the Trade Board; to broaden public awareness; and to encourage increased export activity, particularly through trade agreements.

Addressing a packed room at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation’s (JBDC) Marcus Garvey Drive complex in Kingston, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, said he was very pleased and surprised at the turnout.

 

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Large turnout of exporters for Trade Board seminar (Jamaica Observer)

 

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Scores of exporters, turned out yesterday for the first in series of sensitisation seminars organised by the Trade Board Limited.

 

The objective of the seminar, held under the theme: ‘Out of Many Exports, One Better Economy’, was to sensitise exporters and other interest groups on the benefits to be derived under the various trade agreements being administered by the Trade Board; to broaden public awareness; and to encourage increased export activity, particularly through trade agreements.

Addressing a packed room at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation’s (JBDC) Marcus Garvey Drive complex in Kingston, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, said he was very pleased and surprised at the turnout.

 

“What this tells me is that our people continue to hunger for and to thirst for relevant information that affects them in their daily lives, in the way they do business, in the way they go about planning their families, and just surviving in what is admittedly very challenging times,” he said.

 

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com

 


TBL EXPORT SEMINAR "Out of many EXPORTS, one better ECONOMY" Presentations

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COMPLETE APPLICATIONS AND CUSTOMS BREACH

 

PLEASE NOTE THE TRADE BOARD WILL NOT PROCESS INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS. A COMPLETE APPLICATION IS ONE THAT IS PAID FOR AND ALL RELEVANT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED. THE TRADE BOARD WILL NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY BREACHES CITED BY CUSTOMS IF THE APPLICANT IMPORTS A LICENSABLE ITEM BEFORE OBTAINING A PERMIT.

IF YOU SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE, PLEASE TAKE YOUR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO THE TRADE BOARD LTD. OR FAX (876-948-5441 OR 876-948-7486) OR EMAIL (info@tradeboard.gov.jm) THEM IN.


ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATION DOES NOT MEAN APPROVAL OF PERMIT!

 

WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE TRADE BOARD FOR A LICENSE, APPROVAL IS NOT GUARANTEED EVEN FOR VEHICLES THAT QUALIFY UNDER THE EXISTING MOTOR VEHICLE IMPORTS POLICY. 

PLEASE NOTE: AN APPLICATION IS CONSIDERED COMPLETE WHEN ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY THE TRADE BOARD LTD. THESE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS MAY BE FAXED (876-948-5441 OR 876-948-7486), EMAILED (INFO@TRADEBOARD.GOV.JM) OR CARRIED IN.


Gleaner Article on Vehicle Age Discrepancy

 

Link to Articles:

 

"Trade Board Reports Uptick In Caribbean Export Activity - Import Licences Climb 43%, Driven By Vehicle Trade" (The Gleaner)

 

Read More: http://jamaica-gleaner.com.

 

 

"Trade Board Indemnifies Itself - JUCDA Livid, Prepares For Battle" (The Gleaner)

 

Read More: http://jamaica-gleaner.com

 


 

Trade Related Article

 

Link to Article (Jamaica Observer):

 

Private sector should take trade disputes to the CCJ (Jamaica Observer)

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com

 

 


 

 

MIIC ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT FOR FY 2012-2013

 

Below is a link to download the MIIC Performance Report for the financial year 2012-2013.

 

Click below to download:

 

MIIC ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT FOR FY 2012-2013

 


 

Link To Motor Vehcle article (Age Discrepancy)

 

Hylton on a mission(The Gleaner)

Read More: http://jamaica-gleaner.com

 

 


 

NOTICE TO IMPORTERS & EXPORTERS

NO. L/001/01/2013

Effective 28 January 2013 the performance guarantee for services provided has been amended as follows:

 

SERVICES

 

SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

 

DELIVERY TIME

IMPORT PERMITS

Import Licences                       

Complete application along with the requisite documentation

3 working days

Amendments

Applicant’s letter of request; Original Import Permit, Bill of Sight signed and stamped by Jamaica Customs

1 working day

Extensions

Applicant’s letter of request Original Import Permit;
Arrival Notice/bill of Sight

1 working day

Diplomatic Stamp Clearance

Letter of Undertaking from the Embassy;
Approval from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA);

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Letter of Application

Documents to be stamped by Commissioner of Customs & MFA

4 Working hours

EXPORT PERMITS

Motor Vehicles

Applicant’s letter of request; Ownership document for vehicle.  Where a diplomat’s vehicle is being exported, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs letter of approval is required.

1 working day

Animals

Veterinary Certificate from Ministry of Agriculture

4 Working hours

Scrap Metal

Inspection Report
Invoice

4 Working hours

All Other Licensable Items

Requisite Documentation

4 Working hours

 

A complete application is one that has all required supporting documents submitted and payment made.

Please note that the Guarantee of Service does not apply to applications for which the items being imported require the support of external organization or falls outside of policy guidelines.

 

 

TRADE ADMINISTRATOR
Trade Board Limited
An Agency of the Ministry of Industry,
Investment and Commerce
28 January 2013


LINKS TO Scrap Metal Articles

 

 

•Scrap Metal Dealer Looks Forward To 'Difficult' Re-Start

(The Gleaner)

Read More: http://jamaica-gleaner.com

 

•Gov’t Announces New Rules for Scrap Metal Trade

(Jamaica Observer)

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com


 

 

Amendment To Vehicle Age

 

Please be advised that based on Cabinet Decision No.  45/11, dated November 21, 2011, the Motor Vehicle Imports Policy has been amended to allow for importation of motor cars and light commercial vehicles of ages not exceeding five (5) years and six (6) years, respectively.

Note that the ages of these vehicles will be calculated using the current methodology for determining the age limits on motor vehicles (ISO, JIS or Age Verification Manual) as stipulated in Section 8.0 of Ministry Paper No. 73 dated June 2004 (Motor Vehicle Imports Policy).

 

The amended age limits take effect on Thursday December 01, 2011.

Note that the age limits on all other categories of vehicles remain the same.

N.B. Light Commercial Vehicles Include Pick Ups, SUV’s and buses with seating capacity not exceeding fourteen (14) seats.

 

TRADE ADMINISTRATOR
December 01, 2011

 

TRADE BOARD LIMITED

An Agency of the

Ministry of Industry, Investment & Commerce (MIIC)


IMPORTATION OF ORDINARY PORTLAND GREY CEMENT

REGISTRATION/LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
 

INTRODUCTION

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Minister by section 8 of the Trade Act, on the 16th day of May 2011 the Trade Board has been mandated to establish a Licensing Regime to monitor and regulate the importation of Ordinary Portland Grey Cement.
OBJECTIVES
To review and approve licences for imports of extra-regional cement  in accordance with the Ministerial Order, cited as the Trade Prohibition of Import (Ordinary Portland Grey Cement) Order, 2011, under Section Eleven (11) of the Trade Act (1955) which places extra-regional cement under licence.
REGISTRATION PROCESS
All entities importing extra-regional cement will be required to register annually with the Trade Board Limited.  In order to be registered, entities are required to complete the registration and declaration forms which are available electronically.  The forms when submitted to the Trade Board will be checked for accuracy and completeness.

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE FEE FOR WALK-IN CLIENTS

 

Effective May 4, 2011, the administrative fee charged to walk-in clients for the submission of import applications will be increased to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per unit. 
In recognizing the needs of its clients, the Trade Board has provided an Internet access facility through the installation of a kiosk in the lobby area of the offices, as an added benefit for walk-in clients who are being encouraged to utilize this service.  
As is customary, the Trade Board stands ready to assist clients in order to maintain and improve efficiency in the delivery of its services.
This supersedes Notice sent on April 29, 2011.

 


NOTICE TO EXPORTERS TO EUROPE

 

All exporters to Europe are being reminded that the current EUR1 form will no longer be accepted in Europe effective January 1, 2011.

 

New compliant forms with special security features are now available from the Jamaica Exporters' Association and the Trade Board Ltd. at a cost of $100 per form.(SPECIMEN)


APPLICATIONS FOR AMENDMENTS TO CHASSIS AND SERIAL NUMBERS

Effectively immediately, please be advised that applications for amendments to chassis and serial numbers must be accompanied by copies of Bills of Sight or invoices duly signed and stamped by a senior Customs Officer  at the Customs area where the vehicle(s) is/are being held.

 

This requires that Brokers take the relevant Invoices or Bills of Sight to the Customs area where the vehicle(s) is/are being held, and have the senior Customs Officer provide a signed, stamped verification of the actual number found upon examination, on those same documents.

 

PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE FOREGOING INSTRUCTIONS ARE ADHERED TO OR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR APPLICATIONS WILL BE DELAYED.

 

For further information please contact us:


RE: MANUAL APPLICATIONS FOR IMPORT/EXPORT LICENCES

 

THIS IS TO ADVISE THAT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.

 

COMPANIES/INDIVIDUALS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE TRADE BOARD GIVING FORMAL INDICATION OF PERSONS/ENTITIES WHO ARE AUTHORIZED TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS/CONDUCT OTHER BUSINESS, ON THEIR BEHALF;
PERSONS SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO PRESENT VALID IDENTIFICATION WHETHER THEY ARE SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS FOR THEMSELVES OR ON BEHALF OF ANY ENTITY;
AN INDIVIDUAL SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON/PERSONS MUST PRESENT A LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION VALIDATED BY A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE/NOTARY PUBLIC.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE FOREGOING INSTRUCTIONS ARE ADHERED OR YOUR APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED/PROCESSED

MOTOR VEHICLE IMPOTERS With DAMAGED & REPAIR TITLES

 

Please be advised that importation of motor vehicles that have been damaged and repaired overseas will be permitted if one (1) of the following documents is submitted:

 

Rebuilt Title; issued in the United State of America (USA)

 

MOT Test Certificate , issued by the United Kingdom Ministry of Transport

 

Certification from designated national bodies representing other countries of repair.

 

 

Effective immediately, import licence applications for vehicles damaged and repaired overseas but without the above mentioned documents, will not be accepted.


NOTICE TO IMPORTERS
 

NO. L/001/03/09

IN CONTINUATION OF OUR THRUST TOWARDS SERVICE IMPROVEMENT, YOU ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT: EFFECTIVE APRIL 01, 2009 THE TRADE BOARD WILL ONLY ISSUE IMPORT PERMITS FOR VEHICLES THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE EXISTING MOTOR VEHICLE IMPORTS POLICY (MVIP). THESE REQUIREMENTS, WHICH INCLUDE AGE LIMITS, ARE SUBJECT TO REVIEW AND AMENDMENTS FROM TIME TO TIME.

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NOTICE TO IMPORTERS
 

 

LICENSING REGIME FOR TRUCKS WEIGHING OVER 3 TONNES

 

NO. L/003/09/08  

The following new import licensing requirements have been implemented by the Trade Board Limited in order to monitor and regulate imports of trucks weighing over 3 tonnes unladen weight.

 

Importers of trucks over 3 tonnes unladen weight are required to obtain an import permit from the Trade Board Limited prior to importation. Tractor heads, trailers and oversized units are also included in this requirement.

 

The age limit for vehicles in this category is 10 years.

 For additional information or clarification, please contact the Company's offices.

 

N.B. Application for truck over three tonnes must be accompanied by the measurement (length, height and width) and pictures in order to facilitate the approval process.


REGISTERED USERS OF THE TBIS SYSTEM
 

 

All registered users of the Trade Board Information System(TBIS) are being reminded to log into their accounts and delete applications that were submitted over three month ago and have not been paid for. Users are also being encouraged to delete any application(s) (not yet paid for) that they are no longer interested in pursuing. Those applications that the registered user is interested in pursuing must be paid for in order to prevent its deletion.

 

The Trade Board will be purging periodically all applications that have remained in the 'Submit State' for over three months (submitted and not paid
for).

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