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NOTICE TO ALL IMPORTERS OF USED MOTOR VEHICLES

This serves to advise that Effective Monday May 28th  2018 a copy of the Preshipment Inspection (PSI) Certificate issued by Autoterminal Japan Limited (ATJ) must accompany the applications for importation of every used motor vehicle originating in Japan, Singapore, the United States of America (USA), the United Kingdom (UK) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

See list of Pre-Shipment c

ontacts: Click here.


Pre-shipment Inspection/Dealer Disclosure Certificate (PSIC/DDC) Ministerial Order

See link for a downloadable copy of THE TRADE (DEALER DISCLOSURE) (PRE-SHIPMENT CERTIFICATE) ORDER, 2018 (Download).

Please contact the Trade Board Ltd. by phone (+1 876-967-0507) or by email (info@tradeboard.gov.jm) for further information.

Effective May 1, 2018 vehicles being imported from the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates will require pre-shipment inspection certificates before license is granted.

 


Pre-shipment Inspection/Dealer Disclosure Certificate (PSIC/DDC)

Effective February 1, 2018 Autoterminal Japan Ltd. (ATJ) will begin accepting applications for Pre-shipment Inspection/Dealer Disclosure Certificate (PSIC/DDC) for all used motor vehicles being shipped to Jamaica.
Vehicles that are in receipt of Trade Board import permits prior to February 1, 2018, will not be subject to Pre-shipment Inspection.
As of that date, The Trade Board Ltd. will no longer be issuing import licences for any used motor vehicles being imported by individuals or companies without a valid PSIC/DDC.
The PSIC/DDC is intended to transform the Used Motor Vehicle sector by ensuring that vehicles imported for use on the roads of Jamaica are of high quality and standard. It will also provide consumers with accurate detailed information pertaining to essential criteria such as:
• Year of Manufacture
• Model Year
• Accurate Odometer Reader
• First Registration Date
• Distance (miles/kilometers) Driven
• Country of Manufacture
• Country of Export
• Type and Quality of Fuel
• Original Manufactured Color
• Modifications
• Whether the vehicle had previous structural damage or damage resulting from flood or other natural disasters
• Percentage Tire Wear
• Laden/Un-laden Weight (Trucks used for the transportation of cargo)
• Seating Capacity (trucks used for the transportation of passengers)
• Microbial contamination
• Radioactive contamination.

Please contact the Trade Board Ltd. by phone (+1 876-967-0507) or by email (info@tradeboard.gov.jm) for further information.

Presented below for reference is the notice posted on the website of Autoterminal Japan Ltd. www.autoterminal.co.jp

Notice Auto Terminal


NOTICE TO ALL IMPORTERS OF USED MOTOR VEHICLES

EFFECTIVE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2018 THE GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA USED MOTOR VEHICLE PRESHIPMENT INSPECTION/DEALER DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME WILL COMMENCE.
AS OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED DATE, THE DESIGNATED PRESHIPMENT INSPECTION SERVICE PROVIDER, AUTO TERMINAL JAPAN LIMITED (ATJ), WILL COMMENCE RECEIVING APPLICATIONS BY EXPORTERS, FOR INSPECTION OF USED MOTOR VEHICLES TO BE IMPORTED TO JAMAICA.
THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION SEVENTEEN (17) OF THE GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA 2014 MOTOR VEHICLE IMPORT POLICY (MINISTRY PAPER 36/14).

 

Douglas Webster
Trade Administrator/CEO
The Trade Board Limited


CANCELLATIONS ARE AMENDMENTS AND WILL ATTRACT A FEE

PLEASE NOTE THAT EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017, ALL REQUESTS FOR AN AMENDMENT TO AN IMPORT LICENSE, INCLUDING CANCELLATIONS, WILL ATTRACT A FEE OF $2,912.50 INCLUSIVE OF GCT.


 

NOTICE TO IMPORTERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES & SPECIFIC HEAVY-DUTY EQUIPMENT

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, 2017:

  • November 30, 2017– This is the final date for submitting import licence       applications to the Trade Board Limited for:
  • 2012 model year motorcars
  • 2011 model year light commercial units.
  • 2012 model year motor cycles
  • 2005 model year buses seating capacity 15-29
  • 2003 model year buses seating capacity 30-44
  • 1997 model year buses seating capacity 45 and over
  • 2002 model year  trucks unladen weight 3,000kg-4000kg
  • 1997 model year trucks unladen weight 4001 kg-8000 kg
  • 1992 model year trucks unladen weight over 8000 kg
  • 1987model year heavy duty commercial equipment

December 31, 2017 – Importers holding Import Licences for the above listed model year motor vehicles and heavy-duty commercial equipment with an expiry date of December 2017 must ensure that these vehicles and equipment arrive on or before December 31, 2017.

Please note that no applications for the above listed motor vehicles and heavy duty commercial equipment will be accepted beyond November 30, 2017 and no extension on expiry dates will be granted.

  • January 01, 2018 – Used motor vehicles and equipment to be imported must not be older than the model years stipulated in the schedule below:
  • 2013 model year motorcars
  • 2012 model year light commercial units
  • 2008 model year motorcars/light commercial vehicles (returning residents)
  • 2013 model year motor cycles
  • 2006 model year buses seating capacity 15-29
  • 2004 model year buses seating capacity 30-44
  • 1998 model year buses seating capacity 45 and over
  • 2003 model year trucks unladen weight 3,000kg-4000kg
  • 1998 model year trucks unladen weight 4001 kg-8000 kg
  • 1993 model year trucks unladen weight over 8000 kg
  • 1988 model year heavy duty commercial equipment

Thanks for your co-operation.

Trade Administrator/CEO
Trade Board Limited
Dated:  October 19, 2017

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 AGENCY IF THE APPLICANT IMPORTS AN ITEM BEFORE OBTAINING THE REQUISITE IMPORT LICENCE.


Sending Supporting Documents for Import/Export License via Email

Effective September 1, 2017, all supporting documents for license application must be sent to documents@tradeboard.gov.jm.

Documents sent to any other email address may not reach the appropriate persons and delay the processing of applications resulting in a breach.

!!! WARNINGS !!!
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS AND CUSTOMS BREACH
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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.


Jamaica and Zambia joint prize winners of the SmartLessons case study competition on trade facilitation

Trade facilitation can be a key contributor to sustainable development as speedier border crossings for goods and services help address poverty alleviation and even humanitarian crises, speakers at various sessions said at the Aid for Trade Global Review on 11-13 July. A case study competition underlined the importance of the issue, with joint prize winners announced from Zambia and Jamaica.

The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility conducted the competition in collaboration with the World Bank Group under their Smart Lessons programme. The goal of the competition was to showcase the lessons learned in implementing trade facilitation reforms that help countries align with the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. Two winners out of six finalists were selected: Kayula Siame, Permanent Secretary of the Zambia Ministry of Commerce, and Kanika Tomlinson from Jamaica’s Trade Board Ltd. Global Express Association (GEA), which represents three express delivery companies, supported the event. Mr. Tanner, GEA’s director-general, presented the certificates as a mock delivery of express packages.

Speaking about the reduction of goods inspections in Zambia thanks to the implementation of a risk-assessment mechanism, Ms Siame said: “What really drove us were private sector complaints. Their inventory were being kept at the border, they were tied up. With the new system of risk management principle, we did something different. We didn’t have to inspect 100% of goods and we were getting positive results and we were happy with that. Inspections were reduced from 100% to 18%.”

Ms. Tomlinson, meanwhile, emphasized the importance of partnerships in her case story titled “ Trade Facilitation Task Force: Involving public and private sectors to improve competitiveness”: “Many of you may have heard the phrase it takes two to tango. In Jamaica we say a bird cannot fly with one wing. This interdependent relationship between the private and public sectors is what formed the backbone of Jamaica’s taskforce for trade facilitation.”



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