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Auto dealers halt duty payments to protest licence plate shortage

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 7:09 PM

Members of the Automobile Dealers’ Association of Jamaica have halted the payment of motor vehicle import duties to protest the shortage of licence plates.

Association chairman, Kent LaCroix, says over the past two weeks, Tax Administration Jamaica have broken all promises to fix the problem.

READ: TAJ working to resolve licence plate shortage

"We have therefore decided to suspend any further payments of motor vehicle import duties to Jamaica Customs, as our customers will be unable to purchase new licence plates for their motor vehicles," LaCroix said.

"As soon as we are assured that our valued customers will be able to get their licence plates at our Tax Collectorates then of course we will immediately resume the clearance of motor vehicles," he said.

The Automobile Dealers’ Association of Jamaica comprises dealers in new vehicles.