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Jamaica’s Mining Fiscal Regime: H2 2015

  • October 2015
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  • Global Data
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  • 12 pages

Synopsis
Timetric’s Jamaican fiscal regime report outlines the governing bodies, laws, licenses and tax-related information on one commodity: bauxite

Summary
Jamaica has a few natural resources, including bauxite, gypsum and limestone. Bauxite-alumina is the main contributor to the country’s foreign trade. Timetric's fiscal regime report covers Jamaica, where the Mines and Geology Division, under the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM), is the main authority responsible for executing activity related to mining.

Scope
The report outlines the governing bodies, laws, licenses and key fiscal terms which includes royalty, corporate income tax, depreciation, withholding tax, loss carry forward, general consumption tax and minimum business tax

Reasons To Buy
To gain an overview of Jamaica’s mining fiscal regime

Key Highlights
- The Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM) is responsible for ensuring the benefit of all Jamaicans.

- The National Environment and Planning focuses on pollution prevention and control, and ensures compliance with environmental requirement and planning.

- Natural Resources Conservation Authority Act issues environmental permits required for mining.

Table Of Contents

Jamaica’s Mining Fiscal Regime: H2 2015
Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2 The Jamaican Mining Industry - Governing Bodies
2.1 Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM)
2.2 National Environment and Planning Agency
3 The Jamaican Mining Industry - Governing Laws and Mining Rights
3.1 Natural Resources Conservation Authority Act
3.2 Mining Rights
3.2.1 Prospecting rights
3.2.2 Exclusive Prospecting License
3.2.3 Special Mining lease
3.2.4 Special Exclusive Prospecting License (SEPL)
3.3 Mining License attributes
3.3.1 Transfer of mining lease and exploration license
3.3.2 Surrender of mining lease and exploration license
3.3.3 Revocation of mining lease and exploration license
4 The Jamaican Mining Industry - Key Fiscal Terms
4.1 Royalty
4.2 Corporate Income Tax
4.3 Depreciation
4.4 Withholding Tax
4.5 Loss Carry Forward
4.6 General Consumption Tax (GCT)
4.7 Minimum Business Tax (MBT)
5 Appendix
5.1 Abbreviations
5.2 Secondary Research
5.3 Primary Research
5.4 Contact Timetric
5.5 About Timetric
5.6 Timetric's Services
5.7 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: The Mining Industry in Jamaica - Fiscal Regime Terms and Other Taxes, 2015
Table 2: The Mining Industry in Jamaica - Depreciation (%), 2015

List of Figures
Figure 1: The Mining Industry in Jamaica - Number of Bauxite Operating Mines, 2015

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