On November 02, 2016, the Government issued the Decree No. 146/2016/ND-CP dated November 02, 2016 of the Government on regulations on publishing of freights and surcharges of ocean container shipping and seaport charges, requires enterprises to declare the seaport charge schedule on publishing of freights and surcharges of ocean container shipping and seaport charges.
A price schedule shall specify ports of departure and destination; prices according to shipping routes and transported cargoes. The listed prices are inclusive of extra relevant services, taxes, fees and charges (if any); information on ocean shipping companies or agents authorized to list prices, including: name of such companies, address, telephone number, facsimile and website address. Schedules of seaport charges shall specify information on shipping companies: name of such companies, address, telephone number, facsimile and website address. The seaport charge schedule which was declared to the competent authority under regulations of laws. The listed prices are inclusive of extra relevant services, taxes, fees and charges.
On validity of price schedules, the Decree prescribes that Freights and surcharges shall apply from the date of the initial listing by the shipping company or authorized agent or enterprise under provisions hereof. Seaport charges shall apply from the date on which the seaport enterprises, seaport service providers declared seaport charges in accordance with regulations of law on prices and published service charge schedule under provisions hereof. In case of increases in listed freights or surcharges, such increases shall apply after at least 15 days from the date on which the increased freights or surcharges are listed.
This Decree takes effect on July 01, 2017.
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