The Maritime Authority of Panama has overruled the $10 rate set by the Mayoral Office of Colon to be paid by passengers entering or leaving the district through port or airport terminals.
Critica.com.pa reports that Gerardo Varela, director of Ports and Auxiliary Maritime Industries at the Panama Maritime Authority,"... announced on Aug. 31 that the charges in concept of tariffs and rates must be justified to the responsible officials at the AMP, as noted by Law 56 of August 6, 2008, known as the Law on Ports. "
The Maritime Chamber of Panama has asked for a suspension of a new rate of $10 for every passenger and crew member who embarks and disembarks at any port or air facility in the district of Colon.
The Mayor of Colon has put in place a"... rate for the use, cleaning, and security services in airport and seaport terminals, in the district of Colon, amounting to the sum of ten dollars (b / .10.00) for all travelers, transit passengers, and crew who embark and disembark at any port or air facility in the district of Colon, and also dicated other provisions."Seeagreementin La Gaceta.
For the third time a suspension has been enacted for the payment of the $18 fee for inspecting containers using scanner machines at customs offices in El Salvador, and will be in effect until January 15, 2015.
Once again the Legislature has decided to continue the suspension of the fee for non-intrusive inspections, this extension will take effect on December 1st.
Approval has been given to the amendment to the law on scanned inspections which replaces the rate of 0.26% on the value of the goods with a fixed fee of $70 for goods exceeding $2,000 and $20 for goods valued at between $500 and $2000.
Goods under the free zone regime, which are transported by land or sea, will pay $30 and goods transported via air will have a rate of $25, while perishable cargo has a fixed rate of $20.
The law passed by Congress in January this year and which entered into force on April 11, establishes as a ease term for areas for setting up and carrying out projects for shrimp farming, a period of twenty years, renewable for similar periods, and the fee per hectare under production is $40 per year.
The 75% reduction of the flat rate will be applied to micro- and small-businesses that invoice less than $500,000 per year.
This measure will be enacted by President-elect Ricardo Martinelli in his first 100 days in government, and it entails applying tiered discounts of up to 75% of the flat rate paid by businesses that invoice less than $500,000 annually.
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