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Trade Board Limited Announces New Age Limits for Motor Vehicles

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The Trade Administrator/CEO of The Trade Board Limited (TBL), Douglas Webster, is advising importers of motor vehicles and specific heavy-duty equipment that section 6.0 of the 2014 Motor vehicle import policy - age at importation - has been amended, effective immediately.

Updated on : 07-11-2019


Trade Board Limited Announces New Age Limits for Motor Vehicles

The Trade Administrator/CEO of The Trade Board Limited (TBL), Douglas Webster, is advising importers of motor vehicles and specific heavy-duty equipment that section 6.0 of the 2014 Motor vehicle import policy - age at importation - has been amended, effective immediately.

Webster explains that the change, which will broaden accessibility to motor vehicles and in the process facilitate greater business/commercial activity, results in new age limits ranging from six (6) years for cars up to thirty (30) years for commercial vehicles (see table on page 2).  For example, the age limit for motor cars and station wagons has increased from 5 years to 6 years. As such, come 2020, dealers and individuals can still import 2014 sedans and station wagons. 

The limit for small trucks (unladen weight 1,501 kg – 3,000 kg), panel vans and window vans has increased from 6 years to 10 years. Hence, dealers and individuals can now import 2009 small trucks, panel vans and window vans. 

Meanwhile, Director, Licensing, Certification & Enforcement Clifford Hall indicated that the new age limits will be welcomed by motor vehicle dealers and individuals.

For a complete list of the age amendments, visit the TBL website via www.tradeboard.gov.jm or send an email to info@tradeboard.gov.jm

Contact:         Roshane Reid

         Public Education & Public Relations Manager

        1 (876) 922-7706                      

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Amendment to Section 6.0 of The Motor Vehicle Import Policy

Age of Vehicle at Importation

Ministry Paper # 36/14

Category of Vehicles

Types of Vehicles

Approved Age Limit

Cars

Sedans: Seating capacity not exceeding 5 persons

6

Station Wagons: Seating capacity not exceeding 8 persons

6

SUVs: Seating capacity not exceeding 8 persons

6

Light Commercial Vehicles

Buses: Seating capacity not exceeding 8 persons

6

Pick Up Trucks: Unladen weight not exceeding 1,500 Kg

6

 

Pick Up Trucks, Other Small Trucks: Unladen weight 1,501 Kg – 3,000 Kg.

10

Panel Vans

10

Window Vans

10

Buses: Seating capacity 9 – 14 persons

10

Commercial Vehicles

Buses:

Seating capacity 15 – 20 persons

12

Seating capacity 21 – 30 persons

15

Seating capacity 31 – 45 persons

20

Seating capacity exceeding 46 persons

25

Trucks:

Unladen weight 3,001Kg– 6,000Kg

20

Unladen weight 6,001Kg– 8,000Kg

25

Unladen weight exceeding 8,000Kg

30

 

 


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