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Year: 2015

EMSA Publishes New Guidelines on Hazmat on SafeSeaNet and Sulphur Inspection

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has recently published updated guidelines on the reporting requirements for dangerous and polluting goods on board ships as well as guidance on the inspection of ships to ascertain their compliance with Council Directive 1999/32/EC regarding sulphur content of marine fuels.

Angola: Original Bs/L Required Once Again for Customs Clearance

Following our article of 10 July, Budd Luanda has just been advised that the General Tax Administration has now revoked its instructions authorising the Customs clearance of perishable goods without the original Bs/L if the relevant documentary payment had been delayed due to a lack of foreign currency.

Budd Services Now Available in Myanmar

As readers will no doubt be aware, following the loosening of sanctions, Myanmar is opening up to the outside world and the result that the import/export trade is booming (+7% growth in 2016-2020).

Cameroon: Technical Survey Fees

As readers may recall from the attached article, Cameroon’s technical surveyors are obliged to calculate their charges in accordance with an official scale based on quantum of losses rather than an hourly rate or fixed amount.