Notice to Importers of Motor Vehicles in Jamaica

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Notice to Importers of Motor Vehicles: A notice relates to the new Age Limits for the Importation of Motor Vehicles and Specific Heavy- Duty Equipment, based on the amendment to Section 6.0 of the Motor Vehicle Import Policy. The Age Limits became effective on 06 November 2019. The Trade Board Limited will continue to accept applications for vehicles with the model years listed in the matrix below until 31 March 2021, under the following conditions:

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  1. Invoices for these vehicles must be dated on or before 31 December 2020.
  2. All approved permits will have an expiry date of 31 March 2021.
  3. All Vehicles must be duty paid and cleared from the wharf on or before 31 March 2021.
  4. Requests for an extension on the expiry date of permits to facilitate shipment will not be entertained.

Column 5 shows the model year of vehicles allowed for importation for the period 01 April 2021 – 31 March 2022.

Category of VehiclesTypes of VehiclesModel Years
(31 March 2021)
Approved Age Limit (Years)Model Years
(01 April 2021- 31 March 2022)
CarsSedans-Seating capacity not exceeding 5 persons.

Station Wagons-Seating capacity not exceeding 8 persons.

Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs)Seating Capacity not exceeding 8 persons.
2014



2014



2014
6



6



6
2015



2015



2015
Light Commercial Vehicles1. Buses-Seating Capacity not exceeding 8 persons
2. Pick Up Trucks-Unladen weight not exceeding 1,500 Kg
3. Pick Up Trucks, Other Small Trucks-Unladen weighty 1,501-3,000 kg
4. Panel Vans
5. Window Vans
6. Buses-Seating capacity 9-14 persons
2014

2014


2010

2010
2010
2010
6

6


10

10
10
10
2015

2015


2011

2011
2011
2011
Commercial Vehicles1. Buses-Seating capacity 15-20 persons

2. Buses-Seating capacity 21-30 persons

3. Buses-Seating capacity 31-45 persons

4. Buses-Seating Capacity exceeding 46 persons

5. Trucks-Unladen weight 3,001Kg-6,000 Kg

6. Trucks-Unladen weight 6,001Kg-8,000Kg

7. Trucks-Unladen weight exceeding 8,000Kg
2008


2005


2000


1995


2000


1995


1900
12


15


20


25


20


25


30
2009


2006


2001


1996


2001


1996


1901
Motor Cycles*CC Rating 700 and Below
*CC Rating exceeding 700, recommendation from Ministry of National Security
2015



5



2016



Heavy Duty EquipmentTractors, Trailers, ForkLifts etc.1990
30
1991

Source: The Trade Board LTD. (www.tradeboard.gov.jm)

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