This 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 (Ministry Paper # 36/14). 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:

  • Invoices for these vehicles must be dated on or before 31 December 2020.
  • All approved permits will have an expiry date of 31 March 2021.
  • Vehicles must be duty paid and cleared from the wharf on or before 31 March 2021.
  • 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.

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Importers of Used Motor Vehicles


Other Heavy Duty Commercial Equipment

Dear Valued Customer,

Commencing Saturday, June 1, 2019, all used motor vehicles, including heavy-duty commercial equipment must be sanitized prior to shipment. This additional element of inspection forms part of the existing Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI) Programme.

This will attract an additional cost, over and above the existing Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI) fees. The additional cost will range from USD70.00 to USD150.00 per motor vehicle unit, depending on the type of motor vehicle. The procedure seeks to prevent plant and animal diseases that could have a significant negative impact on local agriculture and the environment.

For questions, comments or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us here.


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 ( 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/kilometres) 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 ( for further information.

Presented below for reference is the notice posted on the website of Autoterminal Japan Ltd.