Ebola outbreak and local measures in Venezuela


In light of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa and the increase of preventive measure taken by local governments and sanitary authorities, here we include a summary of the measures taken by the Venezuelan government.
 
So far, the only restriction taken by the Venezuelan government is to forbade all flights to/from Africa and mainly to west Africa, no restrictions has been placed for maritime traffic up to date. According to the press note below, the only measure related to our business taken by our government is the reinforcement of the doors and windows of the sanitary offices inside the ports:
 
http://www.eluniversal.com/vida/140811/venezuela-se-prepara-ante-brote-de-ebola-en-africa
 
Should you have any question about this or any other matter, please don’t hesitate on contacting us.

Structural changes to the customs rules with a more punitive system

A new organic customs act became enforceable since January 2015 with important changes to some procedures and a significant increase on the punitive power of the customs administration.

Reactivated iron pellets production at San Felix

Ferrominera CVG, has announced the reactivation of the iron ore pellets production at their plant which will reactivate the traffic of such products and derivates such as briquettes from the Orinoco river.

SICAD II RoE may apply for port/terminal claims

Members exposure for claims made in local currency may significantly decrease by applying the SICAD II RoE for port/terminal claims

North pier port Guaranao out of service

North pier of the port of Guaranao serving the city of Punto Fijo is out of service due an incident that took place with a vessel on November 12th.

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