The Trade Board Ltd. (TBL), an Agency of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries of the Government of Jamaica has appointed Autoteminal Japan Ltd. (ATJ) as an accredited inspection company for Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI) Program for used motor vehicles imported to Jamaica on 1st February, 2018.

The Pre-shipment Inspection Certificate (PSIC) is one of the requirements of issuing an import permits for all used motor vehicles imported to Jamaica.

All vehicles not yet shipped will require a PSIC from ATJ before an import permit is issued by the Trade Board Limited (TBL). The vehicles arriving without PSICs (and therefore without TBL import Permits) will be re-exported at the owner’s expense or scrapped and sold for parts by the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA). Such unlicensed vehicles will under no circumstances be allowed into Jamaica.

Initial requirements for the PSI are as below:

Age at Importation

The age limit shall be as shown below:

Cars: Not exceeding Five (5) years
Motor Cycles: Not exceeding Five (5) years
Light Commercial: Not exceeding Six (6) years

(Pick-ups, Panel/Window Vans, SUVs, Station Wagons with seating capacity 6 and above, Trucks/Buses with seating capacity 9-14, Trucks with unladen weigh less than 3,000KG)

Vehicles for use as Taxis Not exceeding Eight (8) years
Vehicles for use by Farmers Not exceeding Eight (8) years
Vehicles Imported by Returning Residents Not exceeding ten (10) years

As Indicated Below

  • Used for the transportation of passengers (seating capacity 15 and above)

  Seating Capacity 15-29 Not Exceeding Twelve (12) years
  Seating Capacity 30-44 Not Exceeding Fourteen (14) years
  Seating Capacity 45 & Over Not Exceeding Twenty (20) years

  • Used for the transportation of cargo (Unladen weigh 3,000Kg./3 Tonnes and above)

  3,000 – 4,000 kg Not Exceeding Fifteen (15) years
  4,001 - 8,000 kg Not Exceeding Twenty (20) years
  Over 8,000 kg Not Exceeding Twenty Five (25) years
  Other heavy duty commercial Not Exceeding Thirty (30) years equipment

Odometer Reading

Odometer shall not fraudulent tampering or replacement clusters.

Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI) Application Form
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Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI) Criteria for Jamaica
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List of Contact in Japan, UK, Singapore, USA and UAE
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Link References:
The Trade Board Ltd. Announcement http://www.tradeboard.gov.jm/tblweb/