Indonesia: Two New Implementation Dates for Regulation 82/2017

To the relief of many, the Director General of Foreign Trade, Oke Nurwan, has confirmed that the obligation under Regulation 82/2017 to use only vessels controlled by Indonesian companies for all coal or crude palm oil exports, as well as for rice and government procurement imports, has been postponed from 1 May 2018 to 2020.



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Tug Stoppage Announced for Port of Marseille-Fos

Tugs will stop work from the start of the shift to 13:00 on Friday, 16 March 2018 in the Western Harbour of the Port of Marseille-Fos.


Guinea: Protests Intensify

Following the failure of talks between government representatives and the teachers' union, the teachers’ strike which started one month ago today, continues as tensions deepen throughout Guinea.


Fake Invoice Alert from French Ship Agents

The Marseille-Fos Ship Agents' Association (AACN) has issued a fake invoice alert to all its Members.


East Timor-Australia Maritime Boundary Treaty - Indonesia Next?

Australia and Indonesia’s neighbour, East Timor, have just signed a new maritime boundary agreement which sets the Timor Sea boundary on the median line between the two countries, giving East Timor sovereignty over a much larger share of the Greater Sunrise oil and gas field than Australia’s preferred option of a maritime seabed border on the edge of Australia’s continental shelf, a mere 50 nautical miles from East Timor’s coast.


Indonesia: Regulation 82/2017 Restrictions Postponed

Following our web news of 15 February, it has been reported that implementation of the Indonesian Ministry of Trade’s Regulation 82/2017 is to be postponed for one year.


Indonesia: Uncertainty over New Import/Export Regulation 82/2017

As reported in the press, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade’s Regulation no. 82/2017 on the Utilisation of Indonesian Sea Carriage and Insurance for Export of Certain Goods will come into effect from 31 April 2018.


Guinea: Tensions in Conakry

​In a tense post municipal election context, Fode Mario Camara, Director of Budd's Guinea office advises that the general teacher's strike which started today (12 February 2018) could potentially lead to further violence and rioting in Conakry.


Senegal: Dakar Port Issues Circular on Stowaways

We would like to bring the attention of all Clubs and Members to the attached port circular stressing the importance of respecting certain stowaway prevention regulations in Dakar.

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