PRESS RELEASE

 

 

Trade Board Limited wishes to advise that effective 30 April 2014 that the Government of Jamaica’s Motor Vehicle Policy (MVIP) has been revised. This is to adhere to the government’s safety standard; of keeping our motorist safe on our roadways through eliminating the importation of motor vehicles which may be faulty or severely damaged due to incidents in the originating country.

The MVIP has several amendments to the different classes of motor vehicle both private and public, as well as the import licensing requirements.

The ages of motor vehicle being imported into the country are as follows;..Read More


 

Trade Board Limited and the Consumer Affairs Commission are REMINDING the public that when importing motor vehicle, careful attention must be paid on the vehicles Warranty.

All certified motor vehicle dealers must ensure that the warranty provided on new motor vehicles imported and sold by them must be passed on to the consumer. Dealers are required to explicitly state the terms of the warranty for new vehicles purchased from them, on pro-forma documentation as well as on the contract for sale...Read More


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

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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.

 

 


 

 

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.

 

 

 


 

 

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.

 

 


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.

 


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).

  • Last modified: JULY 15, 2010