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This country prohibits exports of hazardous waste as per the Basel Convention.
Note: Restricted/prohibited Palm oil imports.
(Last updated on 2023-07-05)
The Argentinean government, in an effort to increase tax revenues to stem a deepening financial crisis, with Decree 793/2018 has established a 12% duty on all exports for consumption, subject to certain limits. Certain soy products will face an export duty ranging from 11% to 18% (in addition to the general 12% duty on exports). This measure will be in place through 31 Dec 2020.
(Last updated on 2019-03-16)
As a member country to the Wassenaar Arrangement, this country enforces export restrictions on conventional weapons including small arms and light weapons, portable air defense systems, certain dual-use items, intangible transfer of technology, and arms brokering.
For more information go to Wassenaar Arrangement home page.
An export license may be required for agricultural products. An AGREX (Export) licence for agricultural produce is an electronic or paper document for a specific period of validity entitling the holder to export certain agricultural products out of the EU. To exercise this right, the granted license must be submitted together with the Export documents.
(Last updated on 2023-05-28)
Effective 1 Jul 2016, pursuant to SOLAS, Safe Transport of Containers by Sea, for all loaded ocean containers to be shipped aboard a vessel (except those to be driven on or off a ro-ro ship for short voyages), the shipper or the party that packed the container (agent) must provide the ocean carrier with a container weight verification (CWV). This is accomplished by stating on the bill of lading instructions or via electronic message that the gross weight of the container (cargo plus container tare weight) has been verified, namely by stating "verified gross mass" (VGM) adjacent to the stated gross weight. This information must be signed by the person (shipper or agent) providing it, or when using an electronic message, the sender must be authenticated.
"Verified gross mass" (VGM) must be "submitted to the master or his representative and to the terminal representative sufficiently in advance, as required by the master or his representative, to be used in the preparation of the ship stowage plan." Shipping line information portals (e.g., Inttra, GT Nexus, Cargo Smart) will add VGM verification to their bill of lading instruction messages to the ocean carriers, and as separate messages.
There are two ways a shipper or container packer may determine VGM:
IMPORTANT: This requirement applies worldwide. The implementation procedures and minimum time prior to vessel departure to provide VGM, will vary by country, and perhaps also by port, carrier and cargo terminal.
Containers for which VGM has not been received as of the time of delivery to the cargo terminal will be:
(Last updated on 2016-08-12)
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