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Welcome to the Returning Residents Information Guide
Home | Clearing a Car | Duty Schedule | Eligibility | Importing a Car | F.A.Q
Personal Effects | Prior to Shipment | RR Services | Tools of Trade
This information is printed with permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. The information contained herein is current as of July 1996. For further information, or to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade at 21 Dominica Drive, Kingston 5, Jamaica, W.I. Tel: (876) 926-4420; Fax: (876) 929-6733. E-Mail: mfaftjam@toj.com

I. Cars including Station Waggons and Estate Cars

Description Rate of Duty
not exceeding 1000 cc

 55%

Above 1000 cc and not exceeding 1500 cc 70%
Above 1500 cc and not exceeding 2000 cc (diesel 2200 cc)

     80%

Exceeding 2000 cc and not exceeding 3000 cc (diesel 3200 cc)     105%
Exceeding 3000 cc (diesel 3200 cc)     260%

II. Commercial Vehicles

Description Rate of Duty
Panel Vans and Pick-ups (not exceeding two tons)

 55%

Concessionary rate for approved agricultural activities    20% conession
Trucks exceeding two tons or 2032 kg    35%
Concessionary rate for approved agricultural activities    20% concession
Tractor Heads and Trailers    30%
Motor Chassis with engine     30%
Concessionary rate for approved agricultural activities    20% concession
Jeeps, Range Rovers, Troopers and similar type vehicles - not exceeding 2000 cc (diesel 2200 cc)    80%
Exceeding 2000 cc (diesel 2200 cc)

Exceeding 3000cc (diesel 3200 cc)

   105%

260%

Limousines for use in Tourism

Buses

   105%

105%

Buses - Less than 9 passenger seats for use in Tourism    55%
Buses - 9-14 passenger seats for use in Tourism   55%
Buses - 15 - 24 passenger seats for use in Tourism    35%
Buses - 25 and over passenger seats for use in Tourism    10%
Buses - 15-24 passenger seats for Public Transportation    35%
Buses - 25 seats and over for Public Transportation 10%
  • All persons or organisations seeking to import buses into Jamaica must first obtain the approval of hte Land Transport Unit, Ministry of Public Utilities & Transport.
  • A bus seating less than 10 persons that is to be used for Public Transportation will be treated as a motor car for duty purposes.
  • This information is current as of June 1997. You are urged to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to be certain that you have the most current duty rates.

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