IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 19 Dec 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export licensing requirement

On 19 December 2012 the Jamaican Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce announced changes to the regulations surrounding industrial and non-industrial scrap metal trade. Changes to the industrial scrap metal trade's regulatory regime include introduction of special licenses, mandatory custom inspections, a mandatory bond to be posted per entity to the government and introduction of new regulatory fee. New conditions to non-industrial crap metal trade includes more stringent eligibility criteria for exports, introduction of licences application requirements and various permits specified by a number of government agencies. The new regulatory regime will come into force in January 2013.
According to UN Comtrade, no trading partner exceeded the GTA threshold of USD 1 million in the affected tariff lines in the year prior to the intervention. Thus, no affected trading partners have been identified.
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

393 Metal wastes or scraps
7204 Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
720429 Other
720449 Other
7602 Aluminium waste and scrap.
760200 Aluminium waste and scrap.

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