An individual or company who intends
to import a motor vehicle must first
apply to the Trade Board for an Import
Licence and receive same before making
arrangements for the shipping of the
vehicle to Jamaica. Trucks exceeding
3 tons, tractor heads and trailers
do not require an Import Licence.
Further information regarding Import
Licences may be obtained from the
Trade Board Limited, 4 Winchester
Road, Kingston 10 or 30 Market Street,
Montego Bay, St. James.
Having obtained the Import Licence,
the individual or the company may
then make arrangements for the shipping
of the vehicle to Jamaica.
When the vehicle is imported into
Jamaica, the importer must seek the
services of a licensed customs broker
to clear the vehicle through Customs.
The broker will advise the importer
of the information and documents required,
the procedure to be followed, the
port and wharf charges, the amount
of duties to be paid to the Customs
and the fee to be paid to the broker
for his services.
After the documents have been processed
and the duties, charges and fees paid,
the broker may then proceed to clear
the vehicle from the wharf/airport,
individual or company will be in breach
of Section 210 of the Customs Act
if the vehicle lands in Jamaica without
the Importer first obtaining a valid
Import Licence. The importer of the
vehicle will be liable to pay a penalty
equivalent to three times the value
of the vehicle and in addition the
vehicle may be subject to seizure
by the Commissioner of Customs.
P.O. Box 466
Marcus Garvey Drive, Newport East