TURKEY - 2021 Pollution fine tariffs
The Club would like to draw Members’ attention to the new 2021 pollution fine tariffs in Turkey, applicable from 1 January 2021. The rates have been increased by some 9.11% as per article 20 of the Environmental Code.
A summary of the 4 categories of fines and the levels of the fines, together with recommendations on how to avoid the fines may be found in the attached article by Turkish Lawyers & Consultants, Esenyel Partners.
If Members have any questions relating to these fines, please do not hesitate to reach out to your usual contact at the Club.
SEA POLLUTION FINES 2021 AT TURKISH PORTS (231 KB)
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