Compulsory Customs Draft Survey

Compulsory Customs Draft Survey

At some Argentina ports, mainly in the upriver area, Customs have started

enforcing their control over loaded cargo quantities by using Draft Survey

as the official mean of measurement.

To do so, exporters must be notified by the Authority prior loading commencement

if the weight control will be done by the method of Draft Survey or if shore

weighscale weights will be the officially recognized figures, so that every party

is well informed beforehand to avoid unnecessary disputes

B/L figures will then consequently be either Draft Survey figures or weighscale figures,

whatever applicable.

Proceeding otherwise by any party will open them to disciplinary and pecuniary liability