Through Resolution n. 7,586, of February 27, 2020, ANTAQ declared that the TLE (Export Logistics Fee) does not correspond to a service and, therefore, cannot be charged by shipowners and Port Terminals.
It is not yet known whether, as a result of this decision, the shipowners will stop charging the fee or whether they will file endless administrative and judicial appeals. Thus, Centrorochas, at the last meeting of the Board of Directors, authorized its legal department to study a judicial measure to stop the collection and to recover the fees illegally charged in the last five years.
We note that the same resolution declared the legality of charging the TEB (Emergency Bunker Fee), the Bill of Lading Issuance Fee and the Seal Fee.
Click here and check the full text of Antaq Resolution 7586, of February 27, 2020.