ANNOUNCEMENT 14 May 2013

In May 2013, the government of Jamaica announced a change in import duties.

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1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 14 May 2013 | Removal date: 13 Jun 2013
Still in force

Import tariff

On 14 May 2013, Jamaica imposed additional import duties on lubrication oil products originating in Trinidad and Tobago. The duty is collected as a retroactive interim charge between the date of the accusation and today and amounts to J$ 184.2 million (USD 2 million).
 
In December 2012, Jamaica accused the state owned oil company Petrotrin on circumventing certain rules of origin with respect to the exportation of lubrication oil. Trinidad and Tobago where not answering to the verification request, therefore Jamaica reacted with the above stated import duty.

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