Import of Soya Beans to Argentina - An Update on Shortages and Customs Fines

Loading of Soya beans at Santos

Our correspondents in Argentina, Pandi Liquidadores, provides an update on shortages and customs fines relating to Soya Bean imports, after a historically dry season in the country.

There have already been instances of shortages upon discharging soya beans in Argentina this year, leading to the potential of future cargo claims.

It is recommended that Members arrange draft surveys and sealing of hatches at the port of loading (jointly with the shippers and Customs when/if possible), as well as, prior to ship’s arrival in Argentina, to invite formally the Customs House and Receivers to attend joint draft surveys and unsealing of hatches. It is also recommended to issue an “empty holds certificate” jointly when/if possible.

Pandi Liquidadores's full update on the subject is available to read below. For further information, please get in touch with your usual contact at the Club who will be pleased to assist you.


  • Circular 049 2023 Import Of Soya Beans Shortages 180 KB


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Petar Modev

Head of Ship Inspections