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

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS BEYOND NOVEMBER 30, 2018

Applications will be accepted by The Trade Board Limited for motor vehicles with age limits listed below, once the relevant invoice from the supplier is dated on or before December 31, 2018.

Permits for such vehicles will expire on March 31, 2019.

  • 2013 model year motorcars
  • 2012 model year light commercial units.
  • 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 3,000 kg-4,000 kg
  • 1998 model year trucks unladen weight 4,001 kg-8,000 kg
  • 1993 model year trucks unladen weight over 8,000 kg
  • 1988 model year heavy duty commercial equipment.

 

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

Thanks for your co-operation.

Clifford Hall – Dealer Certification Unit
For: Trade Administrator/CEO
The Trade Board Limited
December 3, 2018


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, 2018:

  1. November 30, 2018– This is the final date for submitting import licence applications to the Trade Board Limited for:
    • 2013 model year motorcars
    • 2012 model year light commercial units.
    • 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-4,000kg
    • 1998 model year trucks unladen weight 4,001 kg-8,000 kg
    • 1993 model year trucks unladen weight over 8,000 kg
    • 1988 model year heavy duty commercial equipment.

     

  2. December 31, 2018 – Importers holding Import Licences for the above listed model year motor vehicles and heavy-duty commercial equipment with an expiry date of December 2018 must ensure that these vehicles and equipment arrive on or before December 31, 2018.
  3. Please note that:

    • No applications for import licences to facilitate the importation of motor vehicles and heavy duty equipment with the above listed model years will be accepted beyond November 30, 2018 without documentary evidence from the shipper indicating that the item being imported will arrive on or before December 31, 2018.  
    • No request for extension on the expiry dates of import licences for vehicles and heavy duty equipment with the above listed model years will be accommodated.
  4. January 01, 2019 – Used motor vehicles and equipment to be imported must not be older than the model years stipulated in the schedule below:
    • 2014 model year motorcars
    • 2013 model year light commercial units
    • 2009 model year motorcars/light commercial vehicles (returning residents)
    • 2014 model year motor cycles
    • 2007 model year buses seating capacity 15-29
    • 2005 model year buses seating capacity 30-44
    • 1999 model year buses seating capacity 45 and over
    • 2004 model year trucks unladen weight 3,000kg-4,000kg
    • 1999 model year trucks unladen weight 4,001 kg-8,000 kg
    • 1994 model year trucks unladen weight over 8,000 kg
    • 1989 model year heavy-duty commercial equipment.

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

 Thanks for your co-operation.


IMPORT OF USED FARM VEHICLES, TYRES AND EQUIPMENT (VMEs)

Used VMEs intended for use in agriculture must be cleaned and treated in the exporting country and a certificate attesting to the same is presented.

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 contacts: Click here.

AAC Inspection Days and Times : 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

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