Agency fees are subject to negotiation. The recommended agency fees, issued by Centro de Navegacion, Buenos Aires, can be used as a guide.
No Value Added Tax is levied against vessels' port disbursements.
The normal practice of agents forwarding owners original invoices corresponding to the expenses of the vessels they represent and keeping a copy for accounting purposes, is restricted by law. Current legislation requires the bearer of the invoice to retain the original invoice for a period of five years. Hence, owners will only receive those original invoices made out in their name. All other original invoices are retained by the agent who will forward certified copies.