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ARGENTINA – Risk: Customs fines in Argentina relating to the misdeclaration of ship’s stores

Background

Heavy fines have been imposed on vessels relating to the misdeclaration of items such as lube oils, bunkers, chemicals, spare parts, grabs and other items in the stores list.  In some cases, items such as lube oils or chemicals have been duplicated in the stores list, such that when quantities are checked by customs, fines are imposed for the for the appeared declaration shortages. These shortags do not exist in reality, but are difficult to prove in retrospect. Lee el resto de esta entrada