Angolan Customs (GAT) have heard the complaints of the shipping community and have revoked their ruling n ° 003258/DNPA/DSA/AGT/2015.
Mediterranean Shipping Company would like to advise our customers that further to our previous notice sent out 15th June 2015, regarding a change in release procedure in Angola, that Angolan Customs (GAT) have heard the complaints of the shipping community and finally agreed to revoke, with immediate effect, their contested ruling n ° 003258/DNPA/DSA/AGT/2015.
As a result, we are now pleased to inform you that the release processes in Angolan ports are back to international standards and that import containers/cargoes will only be released against presentation of original Bills of Lading (B/L).
The situation has now returned to normal and the trades can restart in a secured way for all stakeholders.
For further information please contact our West Africa Trade Department on 01473 277887.
Your MSC team.