Brazilian Meat Import Ban
On 17 March 2017, a Brazilian Federal Police investigation codenamed Carne Fraca ("Weak Flesh" in Portuguese) launched in 2015 became public, leading to many countries imposing bans on Brazilian meat products.
Indonesia - Time Bars
As such in Indonesia, the law does not specify when the limitation periods begin. However, in practice, the period starts when the right to make the claim first arises. However, there is no specific maritime law/Act in Indonesia but there are few provisions in regard to the time bars/limitation as per Indonesian Commercial Code.
Malaysia - Time Bars
The Statute of Limitations Act prescribes different period of limitation depending on different types of causes of action that arise.
Myanmar - Time Bars
As commerce, including international commerce, starts to grow in Myanmar, there will be many cases in which a contract gives rise to a dispute between the parties to it. The question whether a Myanmar Court will or should adjudicate a contract dispute but if it does adjudicate, the rules which tell it whether to apply the domestic law of Myanmar, or the Myanmar rules of private international.
Vietnam - Time Bars
The time bars are defined under Article 149 of the Civil Code 2015 (to become effective from 01 January 2017) that time bar means a time-limit provided by law where, upon its expiry, a legal consequence arises as prescribed by law.
Thailand - Time Bars
As a civil law country, the general provisions of prescription are provided by the Civil and Commercial Code ("the Code") in its Book I, Title IV, Chapters I and II which came into force in 1923 and was subsequently amended in 1925 and 1992. In principle, the period of prescription begins to run from the moment when the claim can be enforced. If the claim is for forbearance, prescription begins to run from the moment when the right is first infringed (Section 193/12 of the Code).
Further to the Spanish Government passing the Stevedores Port Law reform last Friday, 24 FEB 17, the Club has learnt of the following strikes to be called by Spanish stevedores at all Spanish Ports.
International Time Bars
The UK P&I Club, with the assistance of our network of correspondents and legal contacts put together this online guide on International Time Bars for claims, particularly for maritime claims.
The Panama Canal Authority issued and released the attached Advisory to Shipping No. A-04-2017 regarding manoeuvring requirements in Panama Canal waters.
Chile - Time Bars
Under Chilean law the general principle is that any action relating to maritime disputes is time-barred in two years.
Singapore - Time Bars
A limitation period is the time within which claimants have to commence legal proceedings, either in court or arbitration, otherwise those claims will become time barred.