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Notice to Importers of Used Motor Vehicles and Other Heavy Duty Commercial Equipment

THIS SERVES TO ADVISE IMPORTERS ABOUT THE FOLLOWING: THE QUARANTINE INSPECTION (WASHING/DECONTAMINATION) ASPECT OF THE PRESHIPMENT INSPECTION (PSI) PROGRAMME WHICH COMMENCED ON JANUARY 1, 2019 HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, WITH ONE EXCEPTION.  THE ONE EXCEPTION IS THAT QUARANTINE INSPECTION SHALL REMAIN IN FORCE FOR ‘OTHER HEAVY DUTY COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT’ THAT WAS USED IN AGRICULTURE.
THE OTHER NEW ASPECT OF THE PROGRAMME THAT ALSO COMMENCED ON JANUARY 1, 2019, INVOLVING REBUILT AND SALVAGE TITLES FOR UNITS ORIGINATING IN THE USA AND THE UK, WILL BE UNAFFECTED AND REMAIN IN OPERATION.
NB: NO CHANGE TO ORIGINAL PSI REQUIREMENT
PLEASE NOTE, THE ORIGINAL, STANDARD PSI PROGRAMME THAT CAME INTO EFFECT ON FEBRURAY 1, 2018, FOR ALL USED MOTOR VEHICLES, REMAINS IN EFFECT. THERE IS NO CHANGE TO THIS ASPECT OF THE PSI REQUIREMENT.
Quarantine Inspection: There will be washing/decontamination of used Other Heavy Duty Commercial Equipment. This procedure seeks to prevent imported plant diseases that could have a significant negative impact on local agriculture and the environment.

The abovementioned PSI element of Quarantine Inspection (washing/decontamination) will result in PSI fees as outlined in Table 1 below for the affected vehicle types:
Table 1


Vehicle Type

Price (per unit)

Quarantine Inspection Fee

New Total Fee

Other heavy-duty commercial equipment that was utilised in Agriculture

n/a

USD235.00

USD235.00

Rebuilt Title:  For used vehicles with prior damage, originating in the USA and the UK.
The fees in Table 2 below are applicable to Pre-shipment Inspection for importers already in possession of a Rebuilt Title.
Table 2


Vehicle Type

Price (per unit)

Cars

USD255.00

Motor Cycles

USD255.00

Light Commercial:(Pick-ups, Panel/Window Vans, SUVs, Station Wagons with seating capacity 6 and above, Trucks/Buses with seating 9-14, Trucks with unladen weight less than 3,000Kg

USD255.00

Commercial:Used for the transportation of passengers with seating 15 and over

USD355.00

Commercial:Used for the transportation of cargo with unladen weight 3,000Kg and above

USD355.00

Other heavy-duty commercial equipment

USD355.00

Further, vehicles that were utilized in the agricultural sector will require Quarantine Inspection at an additional cost. These are outlined in Table 3 below.
Table 3


Vehicle Type

Price (per unit)

Additional Price (per unit)Quarantine Inspection

Total Price

Other heavy-duty commercial equipment that was utilised in Agriculture

USD355.00

USD235.00

USD590.00


Salvage Title: The fees in Table 4 below are applicable to Pre-shipment Inspections for importers who are not in possession of a Rebuilt Title but have a Salvage Title or Certificate of Destruction.  
Table 4


Vehicle Type

Price (per unit)

Cars

USD370.00

Motor Cycles

USD370.00

Light Commercial:
(Pick-ups, Panel/Window Vans, SUVs, Station Wagons with seating capacity 6 and above, Trucks/Buses with seating 9-14, Trucks with unladen weight less than 3,000Kg)

USD370.00

Commercial:
Used for the transportation of passengers with seating 15 and over

USD470.00

Commercial:
Used for the transportation of cargo with unladen weight 3,000Kg and above

USD470.00

Other heavy-duty commercial equipment

USD470.00

Further, vehicles that were utilized in the agricultural sector will require Quarantine Inspection at an additional cost. These are outlined in Table 5 below.
Table 5


Vehicle Type

Price (per unit)

Additional Price (per unit)

Quarantine Inspection

Total Price

Other heavy-duty commercial equipment that was utilised in Agriculture

USD470.00

USD235.00

USD705.00

NB: AGAIN, PLEASE BE REMINDED,  THE ORIGINAL, STANDARD PRESHIPMENT INSPECTION (PSI) REQUIREMENT THAT CAME INTO FORCE ON FEBRUARY 1, 2018 FOR ALL USED MOTOR VEHICLES, REMAINS IN FORCE. THERE IS NO CHANGE TO THIS ASPECT OF THE PSI REQUIREMENT

 


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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