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Further to a National Cabinet meeting on 16 March 2020, a new regulation was introduced placing several restrictions and bans on transport to and from Argentina. Decree 274/2020 prohibits entry into Argentina by sea, air or land for 15 calendar days by non-resident foreign nationals and this timeframe may be extended or lifted by the […]

Introduction Local authorities have increasingly exercised their power to enforce local regulations concerning waste disposal and broadened the responsibility of vessels in this regard. It has become common practice for local authorities to request the compulsory discharge of waste from vessels, even if this action appears to go against commonly accepted international law that is […]

Introduction On 12 April 2021 a new regulation entered into force to combat the risk of Asian and Japanese gypsy moths being transported into Argentina. The new regulation addresses the requirements for vessels which have been to certain regions of concern in the past 24 months. According to the regulation, vessels will have to submit […]

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has been working to reduce the harmful effects of shipping on the environment through the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (the MARPOL Convention). Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention was adopted in 1997 and addresses air pollution from shipping by limiting sulphur oxide emissions from ships […]

Introduction There are many legal issues that operators should be aware of when deciding to supply bunkers in Argentina, not to mention operational issues regarding: the lack of barges available; delays due to weather; and congestion during the grain season. In this context, the question of whether foreign-flagged ships involved in international trade are subject […]

Introduction Local authorities have increasingly exercised their power to enforce local regulations concerning waste disposal and broadened the responsibility of vessels in this regard. It has become common practice for local authorities to request the compulsory discharge of waste from vessels, even if this action appears to go against commonly accepted international law that is […]

Ships calling at ports on the Parana river are increasingly being asked to submit a pest control certificate to the Health Authority. Failure to comply with this request could require the ship to be fumigated. This update examines the current legislation in this regard. Legislation According to Article 8 of Act 11,843/1934, cabotage and foreign […]

Introduction Under the new Regulation 693-E/2017, the system for checking the cargo-worthiness of holds and tanks of ships and barges for the export of grains and their products and by-products will be compulsorily applied to all ships. The cargo-worthiness verification procedure aims to ensure compliance with the essential minimum requirements for storing grains and their […]