NEWS - New Maritime Taxes - Senegal

It has been reported that two new taxes on maritime traffic became applicable from 15 August 2011 for a transitional period. Both taxes will be collected by the Agence Nationale des Affaires Maritime (National Agency of Maritime Affairs or ANAM).

The first tax is a fixed sum of FCFA 2,295,850.00 (Euros 3,500.00) which will be charged for each vessel trading in Senegalese ports. The tax will not be levied against vessels calling for repairs or technical operations.

The vessel's agents will be required to pay 50% of the tax before vessel's arrival and the remaining 50% within 30 days after she sails.

The second tax will relate to both imported and exported cargoes and will be calculated on the basis of one standard rate of FCFA 200.00 per ton (Euros 0.3049). It will not apply to staple products such as rice, food oils, sugar, cereals, garlic, potatoes, onions and milk or to exported fruit and vegetables.

Payment of this tax will be required before the cargo is delivered or collected.

If you have any further queries it is best to direct them to your local agent in Senegal.

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