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Notice to Importers of Motor Vehicles and Specific Heavy Duty Equipment

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Importers of motor vehicles are hereby advised of the following important dates and model year specifications with respect to the importation of motor vehicles and specific heavy duty equipment for the year ending December 31, 2019:

Updated on : 16-10-2019


Notice to Importers of Motor Vehicles and Specific Heavy Duty Equipment

 

Notice to Importers of Motor Vehicles and Specific Heavy Duty Equipment

 

Importers of motor vehicles are hereby advised of the following important dates and model year specifications with respect to the importation of motor vehicles and specific heavy duty equipment for the year ending December 31, 2019:

 

  1. November 30, 2019 – This is the final date for submitting import licence applications to the Trade Board Limited for:

    • 2014 model year motor cars
    • 2013 model year light commercial units.
    • 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-4000kg
    • 1999 model year trucks unladen weight 4001 kg-8000 kg
    • 1994 model year trucks unladen weight over 8000 kg
    • 1989 model year heavy duty commercial equipment
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  2. December 31, 2019 – Importers holding import licences for the above listed model year motor vehicles and specific heavy duty commercial equipment with an expiry date of December 2019 must ensure that these vehicles and equipment arrive on or before December 31, 2019.

Please note that no applications for the above listed motor vehicles and specific heavy duty commercial equipment will be accepted beyond November 30, 2019, and no extension on expiry dates will be granted.

  • January 01, 2020 – Used motor vehicles and equipment to be imported must not be older than the model years stipulated in the schedule below:
  • 2015 model year motor cars
  • 2014 model year light commercial units.
  • 2010 model year motor cars/light commercial vehicles (returning residents)
  • 2014 model year motor cycles
  • 2008 model year buses seating capacity 15-29
  • 2006 model year buses seating capacity 30-44
  • 2000 model year buses seating capacity 45 and over
  • 2005 model year trucks unladen weight 3,000kg-4000kg
  • 2000 model year trucks unladen weight 4001 kg-8000 kg
  • 1995 model year trucks unladen weight over 8000 kg
  • 1990 model year heavy duty commercial equipment

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Signed:      Mr. Douglas Webster
CEO/ Trade Administrator
Trade Board Limited
October 15, 2019

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.

 


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