12 March 2020
World Health Organisation officially declares COVID-19 as a pandemic.
20 January 2017
On 12 January the Indian Government issued notifications related to the payment of Service Tax.
13 March 2020
BIMCO provides easy-to-print out posters on precautionary measures to be taken by seafarers and visitors onboard ships.
26 February 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) issues interim guidance on operational considerations for managing coronavirus outbreak on board ships.
07 February 2017
Recently, China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) has tightened up measures to control outward overseas remittances with a view to curbing Chinese capital outflows.
09 April 2019
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issues "deck cooling during transit" requirement effectively immediately for all crude tankers, product carriers and chemical tankers carrying cargoes with flashpoints of less then 18 degrees C.
05 January 2018
BIMCO has been informed by members in Algeria that VAT is now payable on services supplied to ships.
20 November 2017
Information about the plague outbreak in Madagascar and any advice needed.
06 September 2017
The Philippine government has decided to tighten security regarding entry of certain nationalities into the Philippines.
20 March 2020
The Tokyo and Indian MOU have issued press releases providing guidance on how extensions can be granted in relation to port state control inspection carried out on ships.