ANNOUNCEMENT 19 Dec 2012In December 2012, the government of Jamaica announced a rule change relating to export registration.
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Jamaica Information Service: Scrap Metal Trade Resumes January 2013
Available at: http://jis.gov.jm/scrap-metal-trade-resumes-january-2013/
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.