New VAT changes on services supplied in Algeria

New VAT changes on services supplied in Algeria


BIMCO has been informed by members in Algeria that VAT is now payable on services supplied to ships.
The services provided are now subject to VAT at the normal rate of 19% from 1 January 2018 on the following:

Provision of services for the direct requirements of ships and their cargo: towing, steering, mooring, pilot boats, water supply, garbage, deballasting, ships, lashing, mooring, wharf , brokerage, ship's consignment, freight commission, on-board phone, maritime expertise and visits, port fees, ship maintenance, transshipment of goods, use of ferry terminals, embarkation and disembarkation, container rental, pumping, damage / ship insurance.
Henning Nielsen
in Copenhagen, DK


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